Infrared Zoo Gallery - Tawny Frogmouth


Infrared Tawny Frogmouth

This warm-blooded bird was in a cool, tree shaded area. Its thick feathers do a good job of keeping the bird's internal heat from radiating away. However, the bird's eyes, which are not well insulated, put out a lot of heat and glow brightly in these infrared images.

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