Extreme Weather Tips

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Date: 
1998
Volume: 
10
Number: 
5
Tip Category: 
Hot weather management

Heat is produced as a birds digests feed just as your car’s engine produces heat when it “consumes” gasoline. In both cases, excess heat has to be removed to prevent overheating. A car’s engine is cooled through the use of a radiator and to a lesser extent by air blowing over the engine as you travel down the road. A bird rids itself of excess heat primarily in two ways, evaporating water off of its respiratory system as it breathes and by giving off heat to the air moving over and around its body.