• Sleeping Birds

    5 monthes ago - By Ornithology

    I previously wrote a post explaining why birds don't fall out of trees while they are sleeping. Not falling out of a tree has to do with the arrangement of muscles and tendons on the lower legs, but this explanation mainly applies to those birds in the Order Passeriformes, the Perching Birds. But not to all of them. Apparently the Eurasian Starling doesn't use this same mechanism; it uses its innate balance to stay perched upright, even when sleeping.
    I previously wrote a post explaining why birds don't fall out of trees while they are sleeping. Not falling out of a tree has to do with the...
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