Brain temperatures in birds

  title={Brain temperatures in birds},
  author={Delbert L. Kilgore and Marvin H. Bernstein and Dennis M. Hudson},
  journal={Journal of comparative physiology},
1. Brain (hypothalamic) and cloacal temperatures were measured in heat-stressed Lesser Nighthawks (Chordeiles acutipennis), Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos), Pigeons (Columba livia), and White-Necked Ravens (Corvus cryptoleucus) and in one Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus). Range of mean body masses was 0.047 to 1.156 kg. 2. In all these species brain temperatures were always below cloacal temperatures (Fig. 1). The body-to-brain temperature difference was maintained nearly constant within a… CONTINUE READING
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