Forum > Birds In The News > Warming Temperatures May Cause Birds To Shrink

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From Science Daily, New York Times, Guardian and BBC on 24-Jan-2018 08:55

Biologists have known for a long time that animals living in colder climates tend to have larger bodies, supposedly as an adaptation to reduce heat loss. However, a new study shows that this trend in birds might actually be due to the effects of high temperatures during development -- raising new alarms about how populations might be affected by global warming.


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