Time-dependent thresholds for torpor initiation in the rufous hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus)

@article{Hiebert2004TimedependentTF,
  title={Time-dependent thresholds for torpor initiation in the rufous hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus)},
  author={S. M. Hiebert},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology B},
  year={2004},
  volume={162},
  pages={249-255}
}
  • S. M. Hiebert
  • Published 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Comparative Physiology B
SummaryThree models for torpor initiation were tested in rufous hummingbirds (Selasphorus rufus) during moult, when these birds appear to avoid the use of torpor. In model 1, the level of energy reserves at which torpor is initiated (the “threshold”) remains constant throughout the night. In model 2, the threshold declines throughout the night, at a constant rate equivalent to the rate at which energy reserves are depleted during torpor. In model 3, the threshold declines at a rate equivalent… Expand
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