Passage

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Perching Birds

Do you ever wonder how birds like these House Sparrows can sleep without losing their grasp on a branch or something else that must be gripped?
The feet of perching birds have a pair of tendons which are connected to the deep flexor muscles of the leg. When the bird lands and the ankle bends, both tendons automatically pull, clenching the toes closed. As long as the ankle is bent, the toes remain locked in place, giving the bird a sure grip even when sleeping.

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Little Drummers

Male Downy Woodpecker

Male Downy Woodpecker

Female Downy Woodpecker

Female Downy Woodpecker

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About a Bird

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I’m hungry. FEED ME!

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Watch me. Here’s how you do it.

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Now you try.

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Wee Three

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In the Treetops

Mourning Doves

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Mr. Mom

Male House Sparrow feeding baby

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