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Re: Subject: Bird hibernation/torpor
On Thu, 20 Mar 1997, ZooLady wrote:
> > Refering back to the discussions on hibernation/torpr, the male Emu
> >will sit on his mate's eggs for many weeks. During this time he neither eats
> >nor drinks.
And his temperature drops and his urine becomes concentrated. Is it
_adaptationist_ of me to suggest he does this in order to keep the nest
site stealthy? Are there alternate hypotheses for this behavior?
>> We have a pair at my zoo so i have been able to observe this
> >behavior myself. He will do this even when there are no actual eggs to sit
> >on. This happens every year at the same time.
What zoo? What time of the year? Thanks in advance if you read this.