Not So Bird Brained (Preening)

Do birds preen themselves so their feathers will look better? Find out next on today’s Creation Moments Minute.

When birds preen, they are really going about a very serious business. For example, birds of the heron family accumulate a coating of pond-slime on their feathers. To clean this, they have three patches of special feathers that break down into a kind of powder. These birds apply the powder to their feathers. After the slime has been absorbed, they comb it out, using a special toe shaped like a comb. As another example, many birds have an oil gland near their tail and oil their feathers after cleaning to waterproof them.

If God has given birds everything they need to keep their feathers beautiful and healthy, doesn’t it seem reasonable that He will also provide for us when we sincerely bring our concerns to Him?

For Creation Moments Minute dot com, I’m Darren Marlar.

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