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Aspects of the thermal physiology and fruit digestion of Knysna (Tauraco Corythaix) and Purple-crested (Gallirex porphyrelophus)
Chapter 2: Avian frugivores have been somewhat poorly studied with regards to the effects that different fruit sugar types and concentrations have on their digestive efficiencies. Digestion of sugars in equicaloric and ...
The behavioural thermoregulation and ecophysiology of the leopard tortoise (Geochelone pardalis) in the Nama-Karoo.
The leopard tortoise (Geochelone pardalis) is the largest of the southern African tortoise species and has a wide distribution range. However, there is a lack of ecological and physiological information about the species, ...
Patterns, mechanisms and evolution of avian facultative hypothermic responses : a southern African perspective.
Recent evidence suggests that avian facultative hypothermic responses are more common than previously thought. Traditionally, several categories of avian hypothermic responses have been recognized, and are frequently ...
Thermoregulation in free-ranging African-endemic small mammals : the rock elephant shrew, Elephantulus myurus and the lesser bushbaby, Galago moholi.
Endothermy in birds and mammals is invariably associated with homeothermy. However, homeothermy can only be maintained if sufficient energy is obtained to meet the animals' maintenance budget. In mammals, daily torpor and ...