ENVIRONMENT CHANGE RESIST TO BREEDING PAIRS OF BIRDS
Climate change causes ecological variation and affects the lives of animals. The ever-earlier springs and later autumns caused by rising temperatures cause changes to animals’ physiology, breeding seasons and even population distributions.
However, little is still known about how animals behave in response to these disturbances.
Environment(climate) change causes ecological variation and affects the living beings(Birds & Animals). The earlier springs and later autumns caused by rising temperatures of animals and birds. This causes the change of animals’ physiology, breeding seasons and even population distributions. For this, there is a small disturbance in animal behavior.
A team of scientists, working in collaboration with the Doñana Biological Station (EBD-CSIC), has studied the influence of climate change on incubation in plovers (Charadrius spp.), a genus of shorebirds spread over six continents, with a total of 33 species.
Many plover species have their nest on the ground. where there is no plant cover to detect more easily approaching predators, but where their nests receive direct sunlight.
The scientists come to know that the situation can become complicated for birds in the middle of the day, “when incubating adults may not be able to tolerate the high temperatures.” Typically, the optimum temperature adults provide for embryonic development is 35–39 ºC.
Amat explains, “In many bird species where both mates participate in incubation, one sex, generally the female, incubates by day, while the other (the male) does it by night,”. However, under hot conditions, greater cooperation would be needed between males and females.