By: D.K Choudhary
Study finds Birds with larger brain cope better in climate change than less brainy ones.
i. According to a study published in the journal Nature Communications, birds with larger brain better adjust in the fluctuating and harsh climate for finding food, shelter and protection from predators than the ones with smaller brains.
ii. As per a study conducted by Researchers from the University of Bath in the UK, over 1,200 bird species sample was surveyed to find whether large brains relative to body size are more prevalent in a harsh and unpredictable climate than smaller ones.
iii. The study found that birds living in highly seasonal environments such as in polar regions, have significantly larger brains than those at the equator.
iv. It also showed that birds living in habitats with an unpredictable climate, such as places where there are extreme fluctuations in weather from one year to the next, also had larger brains relative to their body size.