Basal metabolic rate, food intake, and body mass in cold- and warm-acclimated Garden Warblers.

@article{Klaassen2004BasalMR,
  title={Basal metabolic rate, food intake, and body mass in cold- and warm-acclimated Garden Warblers.},
  author={Marcel Klaassen and Martina Oltrogge and Lisa Trost},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A, Molecular & integrative physiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={137 4},
  pages={639-47}
}
We address the question of whether physiological flexibility in relation to climate is a general feature of the metabolic properties of birds. We tested this hypothesis in hand-raised Garden Warblers (Sylvia borin), long-distance migrants, which normally do not experience great temperature differences between summer and winter. We maintained two groups of birds under cold and warm conditions for 5 months, during which their body mass and food intake were monitored. When relatedness (siblings vs… CONTINUE READING

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