Canadian Geographic Photo Club - How Chickadee's Keep Warm

How Chickadee's Keep Warm

by Kim_B from Burlington CA on 02 Dec 2012

In response to the cold winters, chickadee's have the ability to lower their body temperatures, entering a controlled hypothermia, which gives them the ability to conserve energy. They also keep warm by lifting their thick feathers, trapping warm air close to their bodies. This creates a layer of insulation against the surrounding cold weather, much like the down-filled duvets many people use as bedding in the winter!

tagged: chickadee winter


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