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What is the only bird that hibernates?

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One bird that is known to hibernate is the Common Poorwill (Phalaenoptilus nuttallii). This is a North American nightjar (Caprimulgidae). It's possible, but as yet unreported, that other caprimulgids hibernate too.

Further to this, numerous small birds are capable of torpor and a wide variety do it on a regular basis. Hummingbirds, colies, manakins, swifts etc. all do it for short periods (e.g. over the length of a single night) to reduce metabolic costs[citation needed]. It's not as 'deep' as true hibernation, of course.


Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hibernation#Hibernating_Birds

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MENSANgone
3464 day(s) ago
You are too kind to me...

DixieRock
3464 day(s) ago
and You to me..

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