Daytime naps in night-migrating birds: behavioural adaptation to seasonal sleep deprivation in the Swainson's thrush, <ce:italic>Catharus ustulatus</ce:italic>

@article{Fuchs2006DaytimeNI,
  title={Daytime naps in night-migrating birds: behavioural adaptation to seasonal sleep deprivation in the Swainson's thrush, <ce:italic>Catharus ustulatus</ce:italic>},
  author={Terry Fuchs and Alicia Haney and Tammy J Jechura and F. Richard Moore and Verner P. Bingman},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2006},
  volume={72},
  pages={951-958}
}
Many typically diurnal songbird species are routinely subjected to severe sleep deprivation during their seasonal, nocturnal migrations, yet they seem to suffer few of the negative consequences so obvious in sleep-deprived mammals. Studying the Swainson’s thrush, a NearcticeNeotropical long-distance migrant, we investigated seasonal changes in behaviour as possible adaptations to naturally occurring sleep loss during the migratory season. We found that captive Swainson’s thrushes substantially… CONTINUE READING
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