while being lazy this morning before school, i thought came into my mind. Can the bird go deaf? and if so, what could cause it? loud music? loud bangs? [door slamming, etc]. i know they have sensative eyes, i though accipiters are that way with ears also, are the other species? Has anyone ever heard of a deaf bird?
Post by Master Yarak on Jan 31, 2007 10:15:23 GMT -5
I have never heard of or seen a deaf bird. Deafness would only be a slight disadvantage to a diurnal raptor. I am certain that they could lose there hearing but it would not impair them enough to prevent releasing back into the wild. Yarak
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music he hears, however measured or far away
I would say deafness would be a great disadvantage to a bird, while out hunting my harris, I have seen him use sound more then once to locate a rabbit. Goshawks have been known to key into the sound of a pheasant crowing,ducks splashing, and grouse drumming. I think the buzz of the wings is what gets alot of birds worked up when it comes to upland gamebirds. I think sound plays more a role in hunting then we give them credit. I have been out predator hunting and had birds come in to a cottontail distress call, they use ever advantage they can when it comes to hunting.