Autonomic and Behavioral Temperature Regulation as a Part of the Response Complex to Food Scarcity in the Pigeon
Changes in foraging behavior should increase the efficiency of searching for food and/or the utilization of detected sources.
Decreased deep body temperature (Tb) and decreased heat production lower energy output, especially the costs of endother-mia, in mammals and birds.
Birds can decrease their heat loss to the environment by erection of plumage or by resting at warm places.
KeywordsFood Scarcity Positive Energy Balance Thermoregulatory Behavior Deep Body Temperature Lower Energy Output
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