Re: birding-aus Birds and heat loss

To: "Martin O'Brien" <>, "" <>
Subject: Re: birding-aus Birds and heat loss
From: Anne & Roger Green <>
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 22:16:51 +1030

Martin O'Brien wrote:
  Does anyone remember the footage on a Attenborough documentary of
> desert dwellers with a lizard that lifted alternate feet when standing on
> the hot desert sands?

I certainly do. This would imply that birds' apparent unconcern in
similar situations is a more 'advanced' evolutionary stage but I'm
blowed if I can see how burning one's feet off on a hot stove or in hot
water can be a survival characteristic!

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