The role of sunbathing in birds Sirs,--Sunbathing has been the subject of repeated comment in British Birds (for example, J. Gibb, 40: 172-174; V. C. Wynne-Edwards, 40: 256; N. Rollin, 41: 304-305; and, more recently, C. W. Teager, 60: 361-363 and D. Goodwin, 60: 363-364). Goodwin mentioned various possible explanations of its significance, among them the suggestion, previously made by Wynne-Edwar...

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