How come Birds don't fly Upside down or do Loop-de-Loops?

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posted on Apr, 2 2013 @ 04:36 AM
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Seriously. If I were a bird i'd be doing loops and huge dives, I'd be doing spins and backward loops that turn into spins just to change direction.... Why don't birds do these things?




posted on Apr, 2 2013 @ 04:46 AM
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ok i know this is off topic but this has got to be my favorite question
ever asked, and i really do mean that



posted on Apr, 2 2013 @ 04:48 AM
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Hummingbirds are known to be able to pull-off some neat aerobatics... they can fly backwards, upside down, hover vertically and horizontally as well as roll in flight.



posted on Apr, 2 2013 @ 04:52 AM
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Thing is they do not do those things because it wastes energy. Also maybe some birds can not physically do it.

But I agree If I was able to transform into a bird I would do them
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posted on Apr, 2 2013 @ 04:53 AM
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have you ever seen eagles or hawks playing with their prey? amazing acrobatics,
they can even push goats of cliffs..
they do all those things...
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posted on Apr, 2 2013 @ 04:56 AM
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Because it isn't natural to them or necessary. You're thinking like a human, the beings that love pain, fear, and danger, we seek those things, every other living being avoids it.



posted on Apr, 2 2013 @ 04:59 AM
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Check out how Starlings fly too when in cloud formation :



Kindest respects

Rodinus



posted on Apr, 2 2013 @ 05:04 AM
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The birds mabey wondering why do humans never run or walkbackwards or roll down the street.



posted on Apr, 2 2013 @ 05:09 AM
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go to your local stables or farm and check out barn swallows. they fly crazy fast stop and turn in mid air, sometimes you cant even walk past them they are like flying ninjas.



posted on Apr, 2 2013 @ 05:13 AM
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Ravens and Crows also do acrobatics and display what looks like celebrating the joy of flight.
Birds are interesting to watch, they have a variety of behaviors that amaze. Get a backyard feeder and start watching, you won't be sorry.



posted on Apr, 2 2013 @ 05:23 AM
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Retarded birds do



posted on Apr, 2 2013 @ 05:51 AM
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I believe some can and do.

Here is my reason for believing so as follows

If you put a flea in a jar and seal it with a lid it will only jump as high as the top of the jar lid after he conditions himself.
Afterwards, If you take the jar top off it will never jump out of the jar


Ponder on that for a moment...psst take the red pill....
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posted on Apr, 2 2013 @ 06:30 AM
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It happens, mainly for evasive tactics but again, it seems pretty useless.


'What you see in that photo happens in a split second, it's not an accident but an acrobatic manoeuvre used by eagles for different reasons.





Sometimes it's used when the bird spots a fish or other food - it will do this mid air flip and nose dive towards it.

Another reason is a mating ritual: Every year eagle do a dating dance where they clasp talons and free fall towards the ground.

They also do this as a defence manoeuvre: If they are being attacked they will flip and this allows them to use their talons on their attacker.
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posted on Apr, 2 2013 @ 06:33 AM
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I'm sure you could see a falcon doing these things while hunting.
Being the king of the aerial dogfight and all.



posted on Apr, 2 2013 @ 06:34 AM
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Thanks guys. Didn't know these things. But AWESOME! Especially that youtube video and hawks. Totally cool



posted on Apr, 2 2013 @ 06:45 AM
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Its how there body and feathers are designed, a bird only really flys the way it does because of the placing and shape of the feather which make it aerodynamic and possible to fly the way it does.



posted on Apr, 2 2013 @ 07:12 AM
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I think it also has to do with when you hold a bird and turn his body from side to side like a barrel roll, he will always keep his head level.

I used to raise finches , but for the life of me I cant rember turning an adult flying bird upside down only baby birds to clean them when hand raising.



posted on Apr, 2 2013 @ 07:30 AM
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I've never seen birds trying to fly upside down, but I've seen them do loops many times- most recently being yesterday. I have trees full of mating bluejays and they preform some amazing aeronautical stunts during "the chase"!



posted on Apr, 2 2013 @ 07:45 AM
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I think for the same reason we don't walk around doing cartwheels and back flips



posted on Apr, 2 2013 @ 07:49 AM
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Bird: "If i were a human, i would be doing cartwheels and back flips all day"





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