Caribbean Flamingo resting behavior and the influence of weather variables

  title={Caribbean Flamingo resting behavior and the influence of weather variables},
  author={Laura C. Bouchard and Matthew J. . Anderson},
  journal={Journal of Ornithology},
This observational study of captive Caribbean Flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber) sought to investigate the possible functions of unipedal and bipedal resting. In particular, this research sought to further examine the possibility that thermoregulation is a primary function of unipedal resting. Significant negative correlations were found between length of unipedal resting and average temperature, and between length of unipedal resting and average heat index, indicating that temperature is a major… Expand

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