Saturday, March 7, 2015

How Do Birds Survive Winter?

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Two Mourning Doves in Snowstorm
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How Do Wild Birds Keep Warm in Winter?

Birds have many superb adaptations that allow them to survive even in the most frigid conditions, and birders who understand what birds need to keep warm can easily help their feathered friends.
Birds are warm-blooded animals that have a much higher metabolism, and thus higher body temperature, than humans. While the exact measurement varies for different bird species, the average bird’s body temperature is 105 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius).

Birders can help birds with even better food, shelter and other necessities. Learn how ...

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