Data from: Thermoregulatory windows in Darwin's finches

Glenn J. Tattersall, Jaime A. Chaves & Raymond M. Danner
1. Darwin’s finches have been the focus of intense study demonstrating how climatic fluctuations coupled with resource competition drive the evolution of a variety of bill sizes and shapes. The bill, as other peripheral surfaces, also plays an important role in thermoregulation in numerous bird species. The avian bill is vascularized, while limbs have specialized vasculature that facilitate heat loss or heat conservation (i.e., they are thermoregulatory windows). 2. The Galápagos Islands, home to Darwin’s...

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