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dc.contributor.authorDouglas, Tegan Klair
dc.contributor.supervisorDr Christine Cooperen_US

Four sedentary, insectivorous, Australian passerines (White-browed Babbler, Rufous Treecreeper, Western Yellow Robin, and Australian Magpie) meet energetic requirements under challenging environmental conditions without using mechanisms such as torpor. Instead at low ambient temperature they maintain body temperature just below normothermia by increasing metabolic rate and lowering thermal conductance, a typical endothermic response. Free-ranging birds utilise behavioural strategies like communal roosting and sheltered roost sites to aid thermoregulation, but these are not essential to maintain homeothermy.

dc.publisherCurtin Universityen_US
dc.titleThermoregulatory responses of Australian birds to environmental challengesen_US
curtin.departmentDepartment of Environment and Agricultureen_US
curtin.accessStatusOpen accessen_US
curtin.facultyScience and Engineeringen_US

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