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- Pavlovic, Gabrielle; Weston, Michael A.; Symonds, Matthew R. E.
- Functional ecology 2019 v.33 no.2 pp. 286-296
- analytical methods; appendages; biomechanics; birds; body size; climate; heat; latitude; phylogeny; plumage
- ... Heat conservation behaviours in birds in part involve postural adjustments to regulate the area of exposed body surfaces. However, the occurrence of these behaviours across birds, and the factors that explain their use across bird species, remains poorly known. We examined the occurrence of three distinctive bird behaviours—back rest (where the bill is tucked into the plumage), standing on one leg ...