Evaporative cooling in the zebra finch

@article{Calder2005EvaporativeCI,
  title={Evaporative cooling in the zebra finch},
  author={William Arnold Calder and James Roy King},
  journal={Experientia},
  year={2005},
  volume={19},
  pages={603-604}
}
O2-Verbrauch und Gesamt-Wasserverdunstung wurden bei australischen Zebrafinken gemessen. Bei geringem Wärmeaustausch zwischen Körper und Umgebung durch Strahlung, Konvektion und Ableitung können diese Wüstenvögel den für die Wärmebilanz erforderlichen Wärmeabfluss einzig durch Verdunstung auf dem normalen Niveau halten. Eine solche Fähigkeit ist bei Passeres bisher nicht beobachtet worden. 
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