Body temperature, evaporative water loss and resting metabolic rate data for 12 southern African arid-zone passerines

Zenon Czenze, Ryno Kemp, Van Jaarsveld Barry, Marc Freeman, Ben Smit, Blair Wolf & Andrew McKechnie
Surface water is a critical resource for many birds inhabiting arid regions, but the implications of regular drinking and dependence on surface water for the evolution of thermal physiology remain largely unexplored. We hypothesized that avian thermoregulation in the heat has evolved in tandem with the use of surface water and predicted that a) regularly-drinking species have a greater capacity to elevate rates of evaporative water loss (EWL) compared to non-drinking species, and b) heat...
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