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Where do birds sleep?

Posted by mac | July 04, 2010 09:55am | Viewed 2649 times | 1 replies | Last replied by MariaBBB on July 07, 2010 10:24am

Where do birds sleep, and how do they survive severe weather conditions?


July 07, 2010 10:24am

Before falling asleep, most birds seek shelter from predators and weather. This is vital to their survival because a sleeping bird is more vulnerable to danger.

Each species has a technique of locating shelter as unique as its methods of finding food, and this varies based upon options available in the environment. Cavity nesters (bluebirds, chickadees, titmice, some woodpeckers and swallows, for example), tend to roost in enclosed areas such as tree hollows, bird houses, caves, or culverts. Sparrows, warblers, thrushes, and other songbirds frequently roost for the night amid thick vegetation. At all times, it's important that they remain concealed from owls, raccoons, snakes, and other predators.

During cold or rainy weather, most birds avoid direct wind by sheltering underneath protective overhangs found in an evergreen tree, vine tangle, thick brush, or deep grass. The same is true during a hurricane. In some cases, thousands are killed during severe storms because they simply

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