Why Don’t Birds’ Legs Freeze

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How a bird reacts to the cold depends on what kind of a bird it is and there are a variety of methods they use to keep their legs warm, from the mundane to the much more fascinating.

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Sources:

http://birding.about.com/od/birdingbasics/a/howbirdskeepwarm.htm
http://www.rspb.org.uk/advice/expert/previous/coldlegs.aspx
http://www.ccmr.cornell.edu/education/ask/?quid=967

How Do Birds Stay Warm?


http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=ykhUs9AQODMC&pg=PA83&dq=birds+cold+feet&hl=en&sa=X&ei=_wpDUqnKMJPU4QSEy4HoDA&ved=0CDEQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=birds%20cold%20feet&f=false
http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=yQ8w0E8UHKMC&pg=PT28&dq=duck%27s+have+no+blood+in+their+feet&hl=en&sa=X&ei=-wlDUuLpBsqD4gScqoEw&ved=0CDMQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=duck%27s%20have%20no%20blood%20in%20their%20feet&f=false

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