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August 11, 2022

Hummingbirds may struggle to avoid climate change

An Anna's hummingbird. Researchers found that relocating to a higher altitude to escape a warming climate seems unlikely for hummingbirds due to the drop in metabolic rate and increase in time spent in a torpid state.

[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grant DGE 1747453.]

Learn more in the NSF Research News story Hummingbirds may struggle to avoid climate change. (Date of image: unknown; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Aug. 11, 2022)

Credit: Becky Matsubara (CC BY 2.0)

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