You are now subscibed to Bird Facts!
Welcome to Bird Facts! As we're still rather small, submission guidelines are pretty basic. Similar to /r/Awwducational, please remember to:
Have a fact in your title!
Link directly to a picture (or gif, or video) of the bird that the fact is about, or if it's a general fact (I.E. "a passerine is a bird with feet distinguished for perching") a relevant picture, gif or video
Please link to the source in the comments! Hopefully a reasonably reliable source
As we grow we may have to add more rules, but so far, this is it! As we're still trying to grow, don't forget to contribute! And of course, enjoy learning about our wonderful feathered friends!
Taken from /r/whatsthisbird: If you have found a baby bird and stumbled over here (instead of one of the likely more relevant subs for some reason) PLEASE read this! It's a handy 'what should I do' flowchart. Ideally call a rehabber in your area as SOON as you can.
Some birds can fluff up their feathers to keep warm in the cold or to appear bigger in front of their predators. In that state, are there still able to fly, or do the fluffed-up feathers give extra weight that leaves them unable to fly?