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Questions and Answers about Wild Birds

Question of the week:

What is anting?

A.  Anting is a curious phenomenon that is not totally understood. Many species of songbirds have been observed picking up ants and rubbing the ants on their feathers. Occasionally birds will spread themselves out on an anthill and move around to encourage the ants to crawl onto their feathers.

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