Anatomy and Physiology

Birds Keeping Their Cool Summer of 2022

Many parts of the world have eperienced record high temperatures. In the U.S., 92 all-time record high temperatures had been set through July 16, 2002, according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Globally, 188 all-time heat records were broken. At least 1,000 people have died from heat-related illness in Portugal and Spain as …

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Migratory Species Lighter?

A summary of recent research claims that “Migratory birds undertake long and challenging journeys that have selected for a suite of adaptations from sensory mechanisms that facilitate orientation to extreme feats of endurance that push physiological limits. Recent work on two distantly related species revealed that migrating individuals increase their flight altitude dramatically during the …

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