Subject: Re: Shorebird Behaviour
Date: May 2 10:03:44 1995
From: Peter Rauch - peterr at

If dunlins are thermoregulating (and in particular, heat-conserving, as
was suggested), then why isn't such an obvious mechanism used by lots of
other shoreside wet-footers (or is it, and if so, why has it become
such a focus of tweeter discussion with respect to dunlins)?

Are there left-, and right-, legged dunlins?

Do dunlins do their one-legged stands (with the same frequency) in Florida
and other warm waters? If so, what are they conserving there?