November 09, 2014

Can you touch your elbows together?

This white crowned sparrow seems to be taunting us with his casual stretch.
Can you put your elbows together?

Zonotrichia leucophrys

Scientists interested in movement and energetics have discovered that White-crowned Sparrows can run on a treadmill at a pace of about one-third of a mile an hour without tiring out.

Really? just how do you get a bird to run on a treadmill?

Source for the treadmill - Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

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