The Biggest Science Myths Debunked

Birds Abandon Their Babies If They Are Touched By Humans

#24 Birds Abandon Their Babies If They Are Touched By Humans

This myth was probably invented to keep the birds safe from naughty kids who would otherwise not handle the baby birds carefully. However, if you are a socially responsible citizen and find a baby bird on the road screaming for help, then do not hesitate to keep it back in its nest. Don’t worry about their mothers turning away from them; they won’t even know you were there.

According to ornithologists, most birds have a diffused sense of smell and aren’t capable of identifying the human scent. However, if it’s a vulture that we are talking about, then it’s an entirely different story. Vultures can smell food from over a mile away, so there’s a good chance that they can smell you too.

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