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Weighing the cost: the impact of serial heatwaves on body mass in a small Australian passerine

Sharpe, Lynda; Cale, Belinda; Gardner, Janet

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Rising temperatures pose a grave risk to arid zone birds because they are already living close to their physiological limits and must balance water conservation against the need for evaporative cooling. We assess how extreme temperatures affect a wild population of small passerines by monitoring daily mass change in individual jacky winters Microeca fascinans (a small Australasian robin) across a series of severe heatwaves that afflicted southern Australia in the summer of 2018–2019. Daily...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/216789
Source: Journal of Avian Biology
DOI: 10.1111/jav.02355

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