Friday, February 19, 2010

Why Do Birds Shiver ?




Do birds shiver?







Birds will shiver for many reasons, but basically for the
same ones that we do -to increase body temperature
and when they are frightened, excited or nervous.
After wet or dry bathing, sometimes to "fluff" out the
feathers that are wet or dusty.



4 comments:

  1. I've been behind in my blog visiting of late. Sorry. :-(
    The thing that really got my attention was when they pull up one foot to warm in their feathers. The first time I saw this I thought the poor bird had a horrible encounter with a cat and lost the whole leg. The thoughts that went through my mind were terrible. I finally figured out that he was just warming his little legs against the cold. Perfectly reasonable considering how cold it was. A huge relief for me and a much brighter outcome than I imagined for the dear little bird.
    Beautiful clarity on those shots by the way. :-)

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  2. I have noticed this warming also. It kind of takes you by surprise until you see they have two legs after all. ;-)

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