Do birds sleep at night?

@amadeo (76157)
United States
February 19, 2017 5:28pm CST
Good evening.The bird feeder been busy all last week. We have blue jays,red cardinal,small bird not sure if they are nut hatch. Even those big crows.One squirrel will stop by at the end. As it is evening and was wondering do birds sleep at night. some birds sleep while they are flying as I heard. where do they go? Why are all those birds sitting on the wires. are they sleeping or keeping warm from the current of electricity? Where do they go. Photo is public.these birds are sleeping.
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@andriaperry (61463)
• Anniston, Alabama
20 Feb 17
The trees are full and alive with song night and day at the all night McDonald`s.
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• United States
20 Feb 17
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@marlina (79730)
• Canada
20 Feb 17
@andriaperry , I wonder if the birds are awake there because of all the good stuff they can get for easy picking.
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@amadeo (76157)
• United States
20 Feb 17
@andriaperry.The picking is good there.But I believe they find time to sleep
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@crossbones27 (21981)
• Redlands, California
20 Feb 17
I think they are like dolphins where only half their brains sleep. It is either that or they like waking up in the middle of the night and chirping up a storm. I hear many birds around here do that. I am like do they not know what time it is.
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• United States
20 Feb 17
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@amadeo (76157)
• United States
20 Feb 17
@crossbones27 yes they do.They have an inner time clock there.
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@JolietJake (51104)
• United States
20 Feb 17
I know around here the buzzards roost in trees at night, and so do starlings and various other birds
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• United States
20 Feb 17
Buzzards too?
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@JolietJake (51104)
• United States
20 Feb 17
@TiarasOceanView Yep. I've seen upwards of a dozen in one tree very early in the morning
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• United States
20 Feb 17
@JolietJake Ye old buzzards
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@NJChicaa (47629)
• United States
19 Feb 17
My parrot seems to be up all night. When I get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, she will be muttering something.
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@amadeo (76157)
• United States
20 Feb 17
@NJChicaa do you cover the gage there at night time
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@NJChicaa (47629)
• United States
20 Feb 17
@amadeo no I don't cover her. She just gets the natural light hours.
@Juliaacv (34213)
• Canada
19 Feb 17
I do think that they are sleeping on the wires, I know that they chirp a lot in the mornings, so I think that is when they wake.
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@just4him (128982)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
20 Feb 17
I had never heard of a bird sleeping while flying. Interesting.
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@amadeo (76157)
• United States
20 Feb 17
@Just4him.Yes that is interesting flying while sleeping.I wonder how they check this out
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@just4him (128982)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
27 Feb 17
@amadeo There's always someone studying the patterns of the animals and other species that inhabit our wonderful planet.
@JustBhem (44528)
• Davao, Philippines
20 Feb 17
I think they sleep too. Except for owls. lol
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@amadeo (76157)
• United States
20 Feb 17
@JustBehem owls do not sleep?
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@JustBhem (44528)
• Davao, Philippines
20 Feb 17
@amadeo They sleep but during day time. They still awake when it's night time.
@LadyDuck (183138)
• Switzerland
20 Feb 17
YES, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, researchers confirm that birds do indeed sleep while flying. During night water birds will sleep sitting or standing in the water, quail and sparrows, sleep on the ground in dense vegetation. I know that they chirp a lot in the morning.
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@amadeo (76157)
• United States
20 Feb 17
@LadyDuck yes,I love the chip in the morning
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• United States
20 Feb 17
Well not sure if they actually sleep but I DO KNOW they squawk loudly enough to let me know it is morning and they are awake and hungry !
@amadeo (76157)
• United States
20 Feb 17
@enlightenedpsych2 that is for sure.I do love the sound in the morning.
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• United States
20 Feb 17
@amadeo I don't like the sound and somehow begging them to fly to another window away from my ears, seems to work
• United States
20 Feb 17
With all the flying around all day I would think they sleep at night.
@amadeo (76157)
• United States
20 Feb 17
@AbbyGreenhill yes,the energy that these birds do.Amazing.Wish had their energy lol
• United States
20 Feb 17
@amadeo Especially hummingbirds. They really go 100 mph.
@Yadah04 (3003)
• Philippines
20 Feb 17
those are interesting question and i have those in my mind as well.
@amadeo (76157)
• United States
20 Feb 17
@Yadah04 I see and nice to meet you
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@Yadah04 (3003)
• Philippines
21 Feb 17
@amadeo nice to meet you too Alfredo. I see you love nature, birds in particular.
@hostessman (10191)
• Tucson, Arizona
20 Feb 17
i think they have to sleep at some point but i am not sure whennnnnn
@amadeo (76157)
• United States
20 Feb 17
@hostessman yes I do think that they do
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• Canada
20 Feb 17
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@amadeo (76157)
• United States
20 Feb 17
@marlina thank you.Will get more information on this.Thanks again
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@averygirl72 (16617)
• Philippines
20 Feb 17
I don't see birds flying at night because it's dark or maybe they are sleeping too at night
@amadeo (76157)
• United States
20 Feb 17
@averygirl72 I think that they are.They need to build up their strength.
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@teamfreak16 (42070)
• Denver, Colorado
20 Feb 17
I would think that they sleep at night when they have nothing going on, but I really have no idea.
@amadeo (76157)
• United States
20 Feb 17
@teamfreak16 I would think that they need sleep to boost their energy.
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@allknowing (70922)
• India
20 Feb 17
They just perch on branches and stay that way for hours. I have watched them.
@amadeo (76157)
• United States
20 Feb 17
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@mavlana (1025)
• India
20 Feb 17
I think some sleep and some don't. ..like sparrows and a few other birds are quite at night yet I hear some unknown sounds from trees near my room.
@amadeo (76157)
• United States
20 Feb 17
@mavlana I see.
• United States
20 Feb 17
Yes, the birds sleep at night, except for that occasional night bird that I hear sometimes.
@amadeo (76157)
• United States
20 Feb 17
@TiarasOceanView yes I believe so
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@rina110383 (24069)
20 Feb 17
I believe so. Just that they sleep differently.
@amadeo (76157)
• United States
20 Feb 17
@rina10383 yea I do so.
@rusty2rusty (6766)
• Defiance, Ohio
26 Feb 17
Great question. To answer it, yes birds do sleep at night.