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Re: Vulture warm up



It seems that even ectotherm basking behaviour isn't always for 
thermoregulatory reasons. Here's 
a paper hot off the virtual press:

Karsten et al 2009. "Panther Chameleons, *Furcifer pardalis*, Behaviorally 
Regulate Optimal 
Exposure to UV Depending on Dietary Vitamin D3 Status". Physiological and 
Biochemical Zoology.

http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/597525

With a media summary here:
http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2009/05/07/2563527.htm?site=science&topic=latest

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