Anting

Maybe you frown upon the title, but I can assure you the term exists. Just check the Oxford Dictionary of English. It actually describes a very interesting type of behavior involving, you guessed it, ants! The behavior is displayed by certain species of birds, and two types have been recognized. In active anting, the bird collects a mouthful of ants, squashes them and rubs the mush over and in between its feathers. In passive anting the bird positions itself on […] Read more »