How Birds Cope With Cold in Winter | Audubon Magazine

Each autumn as many birds begin epic journeys to warmer climates, there are always some species that stay put for the winter. These winter birds have a better chance of maintaining their territory year-round, and they avoid the hazards of migration. But in exchange they have to endure the cold.

Like us, birds are warm blooded, which means their bodies maintain a constant temperature, often around 106 degrees Fahrenheit. To make enough heat, and maintain it, they\’ve evolved many different strategies–some similar to our own.

via How Birds Cope With Cold in Winter | Audubon Magazine.

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