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English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO] Science - Environment & Ecology
English term or phrase:torpor
Black swifts raise only one young each year. The parents fly all day looking for air-borne insects and may be absent from the nest up to 3 days. During this time, the chick awaits in torpor, a state of prolonged sleep induced by a dramatic drop of the breathing and heart rate that helps to conserve energy.