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Table 1 Results of linear mixed models for the effects of hatch stage (early, middle and late), age (3- and 6-day-old), nest temperature on body temperature, blood thyroid hormones (triiodothyronine, T3 and thyroxine, T4) and corticosterone concentration in wild Asian Short-toed Lark (Alaudala cheleensis) nestlings captured in Hulun Lake Nature Reserve, Inner Mongolia, China

From: Endocrine response of early-hatching Asian Short-toed Lark nestlings exposed to cold temperature in a high-latitude grassland habitat

Response variable Explanatory variable F P
Body temperature Hatch stage 4.317 0.049
  Age 11.79  < 0.001
  Nest temperature 5.80 0.012
  Hatch stage × age 31.466  < 0.001
  Nest temperature × age 15.495  < 0.001
T3 Hatch stage 0.831 0.441
  Age 0.923 0.341
  Nest temperature 10.932 0.002
  Hatch stage × age 4.281 0.018
  Nest temperature × age 0.438 0.529
T4 Hatch stage 7.713 0.036
  Age 547.552  < 0.001
  Nest temperature 118.926  < 0.001
  Hatch stage × age 10.773 0.026
  Nest temperature × age 4.211 0.083
Corticosterone Hatch stage 7.770 0.063
  Age 7.746 0.074
  Nest temperature 8.001 0.001
  Hatch stage × age 7.808 0.048
  Nest temperature × age 1.147 0.361