Friday 10 April 2020

Animal Video: Canadian Funny 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.

A goose is certainly a large waterbird with a long neck, short legs, webbed feet, and a short broad bill. Generally, geese are considered to be larger than ducks and have longer necks and shorter bills.

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