Nerdy CurioSeptember 16, 2020
High-Elevation Hummingbirds Evolved a Temperature Trick
Today's Nerdy Curio is brought to you by 60-Second Science. Hummingbirds in the Peruvian Andes enter a state of torpor at night to conserve energy, dipping their body temperatures to as low as 38 degrees Fahrenheit. Christopher Intagliata reports.
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Aired September 15, 2020
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