Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Climate Change Cause Bird Smaller

Australian birds had been smaller size in the last 100 years cause global warming effect. That explained by some experts. With used specimen at museum, researcher measure eight bird species body sizes. The result, that found that birds body size is smaller, looks like respond from climate change phenomenon. A biology expert from Australian National University (ANU), Janet Gardner, said that modern bird sizes smaller about 4 percent than then previous generation – changed according to researchers is significant enough. “Bird, like another animal, have tendency to smaller their size if they life in warmer climate because with small size make easy to lose heat temperature from body than bigger body animal,” says Gardner. “Animal individual from the same species, body size bigger from animal that life in pole than animal life in nearly equator.

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