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  • Commentary - Bird language

    Rachel Smith|Updated Aug 3, 2021

    Want some truly unbiased reporting? Bird language is what most creatures tune in to, in order to know about danger and opportunity in their neighborhood. Because animals can’t go to the ATM to withdraw energy, they must be extremely conscious of conserving their energy as they feed, rest, and raise young. Conservation of energy is so key that, on a cold night in winter, a chickadee disturbed from sleep that loses the warmth stored in its puffed-out feathers can die before m... Full story

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