The Role of Hyperthermia in the Water Economy of Desert Birds

  title={The Role of Hyperthermia in the Water Economy of Desert Birds},
  author={B. Tieleman and J. Williams},
  journal={Physiological and Biochemical Zoology},
  pages={87 - 100}
  • B. Tieleman, J. Williams
  • Published 1999
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Physiological and Biochemical Zoology
  • A number of authors have suggested that hyperthermia, the elevation of body temperature (Tb) 2°–4°C above normal, contributes to a reduction in total evaporative water loss (TEWL) in birds. Information about the role of hyperthermia in the water economy of birds is scattered throughout the literature. We purposed to collate the available information on this subject, to reevaluate the benefits and costs of this process, and to assess its net effect on the water economy of birds, especially… CONTINUE READING
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