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Water Transport by Sandgrouse

Gordon L. MacLean
BioScience
Vol. 33, No. 6 (Jun., 1983), pp. 365-369
DOI: 10.2307/1309104
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1309104
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Water Transport by Sandgrouse
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Abstract

Sandgrouse are birds adapted to arid zones in Africa and Eurasia where they feed on dry seeds. This necessitates drinking in both adults and young. Adults fly to water to drink; young are provided with water by the male parent in his soaked belly feathers, which are specially adapted structurally for absorbing and holding water.

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