Ever-rising air temperatures pose big problems for desert bird species. Dehydration is a major concern. Eventually, the way things are going, heat will be an issue here, too. Here is the link to an article that explains this.

 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/grrlscientist/2017/02/28/extreme-heat-threatens-desert-songbirds-with-death-by-dehydration/

 

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