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How Chickadee's Keep Warm

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by Kim_B from Burlington CA on 02 Dec 2012
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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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Isabelle_V posted 2012-12-06 7:53am

great shot and info Kim~

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Jeff Kitts posted 2012-12-06 7:46am

Very Nice Capture Kim, Thanks for the Info !!

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Ryan_Crouse posted 2012-12-06 7:30am

great shot !! :)

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Shelley_Jacques posted 2012-12-02 6:18pm

Thanks Kim for the info, Great shot...Love it...

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Tim Duffus posted 2012-12-02 4:25pm

Great shot.well done Kim. Thanks for the information.......

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Mark_Robinson posted 2012-12-02 4:16pm

Nice shot Kim..........great info.

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