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The Incredible Shrinking Birds

2 years ago   |   By Ornithology

Bergmann's Rule
According to Science Daily , May 23, 2019, warm blooded animals - birds and mammals - are getting smaller. That seems bizarre until you put some pieces together.
Scientists have known about Bergmann's Rule for many years. This “rule” is actually a general ecomorphological concept which says that as the environment gets colder, the body sizes of birds and mammals within a species or population gets larger. The reason for this is that as an animal gets larger, its volume increases faster than its surface area. That is, the inner bulk of the animal gets bigger faster than the...
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