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In the classroom: the gular flutter

Teaching about the gular flutter © HAI
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Amelia and one of our Great Horned Owls demonstrate the gular flutter together. Gular fluttering is a cooling behavior in which birds rapidly flap membranes in the throat to increase evaporation.

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