How Bar-Headed Geese Fly Over the Himalayas

Scott, G.R. and Hawkes, L.A. and Frappell, P.B. and Butler, P.J. and Bishop, C.M. and Milsom, W.K. (2015) How Bar-Headed Geese Fly Over the Himalayas. Physiology, 30 (2). pp. 107-115. DOI: 10.1152/physiol.00050.2014

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Bar-headed geese cross the Himalayas on one of the most iconic high-altitude migrations in the world. Heart rates and metabolic costs of flight increase with elevation and can be near maximal during steep climbs. Their ability to sustain the high oxygen demands of flight in air that is exceedingly oxygen-thin depends on the unique cardiorespiratory physiology of birds in general along with several evolved specializations across the O2 transport cascade.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Research Publications
Departments: College of Natural Sciences > School of Biological Sciences
Date Deposited: 14 May 2015 02:13
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2015 02:49
ISSN: 1548-9213
URI: http://e.bangor.ac.uk/id/eprint/3893
Identification Number: DOI: 10.1152/physiol.00050.2014
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