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Offline rosy

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Dust baths
« on: 24/04/2005 18:16:22 »
There are two small birds taking a "dust bath" in the dry earth under the tree outside my window.
Anyone want to tell me/speculate as to why?


 

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Re: Dust baths
« Reply #1 on: 24/04/2005 19:58:19 »
It's a great way of getting rid of ticks and lice, and excess oil from preening etc....it also has a cleansing effect too.....as you've noticed....it will usually always be dry earth !!



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