Thermogram of a rhea

Thermogram of a rhea

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This image is part of the feature ANIMALS IN HEAT

Credit: DR. ARTHUR TUCKER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Thermogram of a rhea. The South American rhea (Rhea sp.) is a large flightless bird. Thermograms show emission of infrared radiation, displaying it as colour-coded surface temperatures. The range shown is from 35 degrees Celsius (red), through yellow, green and blue, down to 23 degrees Celsius (purple). Photographed in London Zoo, England.

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