Heat-conserving postures hinder escape: a thermoregulation–predation trade-off in wintering birds
Jennie M. Carr
Steven L. Lima
Wintering birds may conserve body heat by adopting postures with minimal leg exposure or significant ptiloerection. However, maximally heat-conserving postures may hinder a bird's ability to escape attack, leading to a trade-off between predation risk and thermoregulati...