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A period of dormancy in winter. During hibernation the animal's body processes drop to a low level [1]

The Common Poor-will is the only known bird to go into hibernation, although other caprimulgids go into torpor [2]

Many species of mammals hibernate, such as the dormice, northern bears, bats, etc. [1].

References

  1. ^ a b Clutton-Brock, Juliet (2002). Mammals. Dorling Kindersley Inc. ISBN 9780789484048. 
  2. ^ Terres, John K. (1980). The Audubon Society Encyclopedia of North American Birds. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. ISBN 0394466519. 
Anatomy of an amiotic egg This article is part of Project Glossary, a All Birds project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each term related to animals.


Hypuronector This article is part of Project Animal Behaviour, a All Birds project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each term general related to animals.

See also

Compare with torpor, which is similar.

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