19 Jun '17, 2am

Study: Plover dads compensate for heat waves when it comes to incubating eggs—but at what cost? https://t.co/a1j0NgTBOi…

Study: Plover dads compensate for heat waves when it comes to incubating eggs—but at what cost? https://t.co/a1j0NgTBOi…

Birds Tell Us That We Need To Act On Climate Pledge to stand with Audubon as we call on the new administration to listen to science and work toward climate solutions. Sign the Pledge On an island in the Red Sea, Kentish Plovers nest on sand that can reach a screaming-hot 140 degrees Fahrenheit. For these birds, the challenge isn’t keeping their eggs warm; it’s keeping them cool. During the hottest part of the day, plover mothers and fathers must tightly synchronize their movements, trading off incubation duties with trips to the nearby water, where they wet their breast feathers to keep themselves and their eggs cool. Extreme temperatures already push the limits of birds’ survival abilities, and climate change will bring even greater trials. A new study published in the journal Global Ecology & Biogeography suggests that in species where both parents raise their offspring,...

Full article: http://www.audubon.org/news/by-pitching-around-nest-plove...

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