Monday, January 27, 2020

Funny Animal Video Canada Goose Preening

This video from Youtube is interesting. Has anybody ever seen a Canadian goose preening itself down by the pond. Birds clean their feathers and keep them in top shape. They remove dust, dirt and parasites from their feathers. They also like to align each feather to its optimum position. Displaced feathers can cause birds considerable trouble. It is harder to fly that way. Such displaced feathers might become damaged. Incorrect feathers might allow the bird's body heat to escape. They also want to do the waterproofing of feathers. Birds can also shed old feathers while preening.

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  1. Once a year, adult geese will lose flight and tail feathers, which is called molting. They are unable to fly until the new feathers have come in. The molt takes 30 to 45 days. Geese like to be near water during the molting season, to be able to escape from other attacking animals.