Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Birds and Sleep


Baird's Sandpiper takes a snooze!

"Bird sleep is so mysterious that scientists are considering several answers, all intriguing. The godwit may have managed to stay awake for the entire journey. Or it may have been able to sleep while flying. Or, as Dr. Benca and other scientists suspect, its brain may have been in a bizarre state of semilimbo that they do not understand."

Link: Full Article from The New York Times

Baird's Sandpiper © 2007 Mike McDowell

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