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Can Wet Birds Fly?

Absolutely!

 

Watch this osprey get fully submerged.

 

I find it amazing the bird has enough energy to take off as water-laden as it got.

 

Note the “rounded” wing flap necessary for enough lift to fully emerge and propel itself from the surface carrying not only the fish but a few pounds of water caught up in its feather (integumentary) system.

 

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Why A Birds Flicker Fusion Rate Is So Important For Fast Flight

Over the past few years, we’ve been emphasizing the proper use of man-made lighting and its effect on pet birds.

 

Search results when googling the term “pet bird lighting” predominantly yield links to products relating to lighting for pet birds.

 

With the exception of Windy City Parrot and the Lafebers blog, it is difficult to find information about pet birds and the many ways light affects them.

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12 YouTubers For Parrot Lovers You Need To Know

At first I thought to myself “this’ll be fun.”

 

Once I started the project it was a bit more difficult than I forecasted.

 

I originally started with 9 YouTube channels but some favorites needed to be included not simply based upon numbers.

 

For those who are not following on us Facebook or our YouTube channel, you’ll note that we are ramping up our use of Fid-eo to better communicate caged bird care.

 

Our goal is not to replicate what was being said but to bring more valuable information to the conversation.

 

I get alerted to every new fid-eo about pet bird care from the list of experts I’m going to be exploring with you shortly.

 

I’ve curated a list of what I subjectively feel are the 12 top YouTube channels to watch for captive bird care.

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Learning About Condors & Vultures

Andean Condor (above)

I watch a lot of old Westerns and you can always count on the scene where the vultures are circling above the guy that was left in the desert to die just before being rescued (sometimes).

 
I’d like to point out some of the benefits vulture ownership can offer (should you wish to commit a felony). If you have a home on a sizable  property -1 acre, 5 acres, 10 acres – a vulture flock will keep it free of any and all debris/vermin/rodents/dead cats. Vultures are nature’s janitors.

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At Last, The Secret To How Do Birds Stay Alive During Winter Is Revealed

Quora is a cool place for content. Unfortunately there are a lot of amateurs answering questions with some, well, wrong answers. This particular question ran off the rails quite early. You can view the first 2 original answers here.

With 10,400 (plus or minus) species of birds the question is rather vague. Parrots a.k.a. hookbills, parakeets and conures all reside in temperate climates. One exception we know quite well here in Chicago is the Monk parakeet or Quaker parrot.

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