We all know the climate change has been affecting us to a serious extent. However, scientists have observed yet another huge effect of climate change.
You would not believe it – the latest study has come to the conclusion that the birds have been shrinking in size. Scientists are blaming it on the global temperature changes and the climate warms. The study was published in the Ecology Letters journal.
The study was undertaken by a team of scientists from the University of Michigan. The team examined a sample of more than 70,716 bird specimens. These specimens were collected between 1978 and 2016. The study involved 52 species of migratory birds in the US.
The study concluded that over the last 38 years, the body size of the birds reduced. Meanwhile, the wingspans were found to be increasing. Scientists did conclude that the birds opted for the adaptation. This was in tune with the climate change.
“Other studies have found a relationship between temperature and body size similar to what we found, but this is the most consistent result…What we don’t know is the extent to which the shrinking bird is an adaptive response to climate change. Are they able to keep up with warming temperatures or are they lagging behind?”- summed up Benjamin Winger who is the senior author of the study and an assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
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