Coraciiformes

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Coraciiformes

an order of birds which includes the rollers, kingfishers, bee-eaters, hoopoes and hornbills.
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The primary goals of this study were: (1) to document the tody's metabolic characteristics; (2) to outline the fundamental characteristics of body temperature regulation in the tody; (3) to ascertain whether intra-island populations of the tody show evidence for climatic adaptation in body size and/or basal metabolic rate; and (4) to investigate possible modes of nocturnal energy conservation utilized by the tody, if any, as an alternative to the cavity-roosting or communal-roosting behavior exhibited by other coraciiform birds.
The potential energetic savings gained by maintaining the low active-phase [T.sub.b] observed was estimated by comparing the predicted metabolic rate for a tody at the observed active-phase [T.sub.b] of 36.7[degrees]C to that for a hypothetical tody at the average coraciiform [T.sub.b] of 40.0[degrees]C (Priazinger et al.
We estimated that, by maintaining [T.sub.b] at [sim]36.7[degrees]C, todies may expend only about two-thirds of the energy that would be required to maintain the more typical coraciiform level of 40[degrees]C (see Results).