Why Flamingoes Stand on One Leg

As water invariably draws away more body heat, this result supports the thermoregulation hypothesis,” says Anderson. In short, the birds stand on one leg to conserve body heat. If they put two legs in the water, rather than one, they would lose more heat than is healthy, particularly as they spend so much time wading.

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