Ontogeny of thermoregulation and energy metabolism in pygoscelid penguin chicks

@article{Taylor1985OntogenyOT,
  title={Ontogeny of thermoregulation and energy metabolism in pygoscelid penguin chicks},
  author={Jan R. E. Taylor},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology B},
  year={1985},
  volume={155},
  pages={615-627}
}
The ontogeny of thermoregulation and energy metabolism of chinstrap (Pygoscelis antarctica) and gentoo (P. papua) penguins was studied on King George Island, South Shetland Island, Antarctica. The major findings of this study are: 1. Chinstrap and gentoo penguin chicks hatched completely poikilothermic (Fig. 2), due to their poor heat-production ability at low ambient temperatures. They were able to maintain high body temperatures and metabolic rates only by being brooded by adults. 2. Newly… CONTINUE READING
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