Yesterday I posted questions to J. J. Audubon and today he responds:
Robins are named “Turdus” because of their brownish color. They sleep in little beds in trees. Their pillows are stuffed with dandelion fluff and their quilts are stuffed with down theysave from the feathers they shed.
Birds are able to flyin their sleep but if they’re caught they get an expensive ticket as it’s again the avian penal code.
J. J. Audubon
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Dear Mr. Audubon,
Whay is the robin called “Turdus Migratorius?” Turdus doesn’t sound very nice. And where do they sleep? Do they sleep in nests or just sitting on a branch int he tree? How do they not fall off? Probably the same way we don’t fall off our beds. Or do they sleep on the ground? If they fall out of the tree while they’re asleep do they fly in their sleep?
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