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>> Rattlesnakes hybernate. Turtles hybernate. Some lizards. Can't think
>> of any birds that do.
>OK. So we have reptiles, but no birds (I also have never heard of
>hibernation in birds, and I think (hope) that I would have remembered
At least one bird certainly does. The Poorwill, a nightjar of western
North America, is a well-known hibernator. There are some other candidates
for bird hibernation as well, but as I am away from home I cannot check
this exactly. Look up "Hibernation" in A Dictionary of Birds, edited by
Bruce Campbell and Elizabeth Lack.
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