Posted by: Sandy Steinman | May 5, 2015

Why Do Birds Take a Bath?

The Nature Conservancy blog Cool Green Science attempts to answer the question Why Do Birds Bathe? Although there are only a few studies the best guess is

Although the functions of bird bathing aren’t clearly known at this point, these studies suggest that bathing plays an important role in feather maintenance.

Read article at  Splish, Splash: Why Do Birds Take a Bath? | Cool Green Science.


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  1. Maybe for the same reason I take a bath: It feels sooooooooo good…….LOL

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  2. No studies are needed. A wildlife rehabilitator will tell you, from observation, that birds take baths so that they can preen their feathers. Feathers are essential to maintain the bird’s temperature control.

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