Questions relating to the study of birds.

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Where do birds go when it rains?

XKCD inspired... I was reading the comic and went "well, where do they go when it rains?" I know that when it rains you usually don't see any birds flying through the sky. I imagine they hide in ...
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Why don't birds in flocks fly into each other?

I've seen videos of hundreds of birds flying in the same general direction but creating incredible patterns in the sky seemingly instantaneously! How do they all know in what direction to turn at the ...
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Food Intake versus ability to flee among birds, particularly the hummingbird?

Logically speaking, if a hummingbird drinks too much nectar, it will be temporarily overweight and less able or unable to fly to escape danger. However if the same hummingbird doesn't drink enough ...