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Why don't birds fall off their perches while they sleep?

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Birds have tendons on their feet, called flexor tendons, which respond well to pressure. This allows them to sleep comfortably on a perch without the worry of falling off. These tendons run down the back of a birds leg all the way to the tips of their toes. As the bird lands on a perch, the tendons pull on the toes and close them tightly.

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