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Hummingbird reduces its body temperature during nightly torpor

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A team of researchers from the U.S. and South Africa has discovered that several species of hummingbirds living in the Andes drastically reduce their body temperatures during their nightly torpor. In their paper published in the journal Biology Letters, the group describes their study of thermoregulation in mountain-based hummingbirds and what they learned about them.

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