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The occurrence of hypothermia in nestlings of the European Storm- petrel Hydrobates pelagicus

Watson, Hannah LU (2013) In Seabird 26. p.96-99
Abstract
Although Procellariiform nestlings develop independent endothermic thermoregulation at an early age, they may not be able to meet the high energetic costs of maintaining a constant high body temperature during prolonged periods of fasting or cold exposure. The ability to reduce body temperature and enter torpor could therefore represent an important survival strategy in the Procellariiformes. It is widely acknowledged that Procellariiform chicks have the ability to reduce their energy requirements and enter a state of torpor, yet there are few (mainly brief) documented observations of hypothermia in Procellariiform young, while some authors have found little or no evidence for hypothermic responses. Here, I describe incidental observations... (More)
Although Procellariiform nestlings develop independent endothermic thermoregulation at an early age, they may not be able to meet the high energetic costs of maintaining a constant high body temperature during prolonged periods of fasting or cold exposure. The ability to reduce body temperature and enter torpor could therefore represent an important survival strategy in the Procellariiformes. It is widely acknowledged that Procellariiform chicks have the ability to reduce their energy requirements and enter a state of torpor, yet there are few (mainly brief) documented observations of hypothermia in Procellariiform young, while some authors have found little or no evidence for hypothermic responses. Here, I describe incidental observations of hypothermia in nestlings of the European Storm-petrel Hydrobates pelagicus. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Although Procellariiform nestlings develop independent endothermic thermoregulation at an early age, they may not be able to meet the high energetic costs of maintaining a constant high body temperature during prolonged periods of fasting or cold exposure. The ability to reduce body temperature and enter torpor could therefore represent an important survival strategy in the Procellariiformes. It is widely acknowledged that Procellariiform chicks have the ability to reduce their energy requirements and enter a state of torpor, yet there are few (mainly brief) documented observations of hypothermia in Procellariiform young, while some authors have found little or no evidence for hypothermic responses. Here, I describe incidental observations of hypothermia in nestlings of the European Storm-petrel Hydrobates pelagicus.},
  author       = {Watson, Hannah},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {96--99},
  series       = {Seabird},
  title        = {The occurrence of hypothermia in nestlings of the European Storm- petrel Hydrobates pelagicus},
  volume       = {26},
  year         = {2013},
}