An Analysis of the Body Temperatures of Birds

  title={An Analysis of the Body Temperatures of Birds},
  author={Brian K McNab},
Recently there has been much work done on the energetics of homoiotherms. One parameter of energetics, body temperature, is relatively easy to measure and, thus, has been often studied. An analysis of the body temperatures of mammals was proposed by McNab (1966), but none has been made of bird temperatures. The purpose of this report is to analyze the factors responsible for the level of body temperatures of birds. Two conclusions on bird temperatures can be drawn from the available data (table… CONTINUE READING