Are there any birds that hibernate?



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    There are recent findings that might suggest that birds do in fact hibernate.  One example is of the Common Poorwill, which was found hibernating in 1946 by a professor Edmund Jaeger.  

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    Several birds (such as the hummingbird) can go into torpor, which is a sort of daily hibernation.  The bird’s body temperature lowers and the heart rate slows, meaning the bird uses less energy.  Birds may have a limited food supply, especially in the winter, so torpor is important for them to stay alive.

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