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Fun Fact January 29, 2021.

29 January 2021

How many times have you forgotten your password?  A bunch, I’ll bet.  For one type of bird, forgetting the password is a life or death situation.  The Cowbird lays it’s eggs in the nests of other birds and the baby bird is raised by a foster family.  Eventually the young Cowbird needs to reconnect with it’s own type and according to Science Daily, when that time comes, the young birds have a trick for figuring out who to reach out to. “Juvenile cowbirds readily recognize and affiliate with other cowbirds. That’s because they have a secret handshake or password,” To put it more simply, they use “a specific chatter call” to beckon each other.  And they say being a bird brain is a bad thing. 

Fun Fact January 29, 2021.