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Keywords: Brood patch
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J Exp Biol (2014) 217 (8): 1326–1332.
Published: 15 April 2014
...Davina L. Hill; Jan Lindström; Dominic J. McCafferty; Ruedi G. Nager In many incubating birds, heat transfer from parent to egg is facilitated by the brood patch, an area of ventral abdominal skin that becomes highly vascularised, swells and loses its down feathers around the time of laying. Only...