While some birds don’t like to fly in the rain. Others, such as ducks, water birds, and some big birds don’t even mind gliding through it whenever they want. With the birds developing some adaptive features such as the oil gland, waterproof feathers, and third eyelid, etc, it is now very clear that most birds have what it takes to fly during the rain.
Although this is possible, they often prefer not to fly in the rain due to several reasons that we have highlighted earlier. Another thing that could make a bird take the bold step into the rain is food. Birds need to eat several times daily to get enough energy for sustenance and development.
They need to eat , to keep themselves warm or keep their body temperature at par with that of the environment or risk having what is known as hypothermia. Humans have what it takes to walk in the rain, but we often don’t do it for several reasons. You may try to remember the times you’ve played, danced, and sing songs like “Rain! Rain! Go away, come again another day, little children want to play,” In the rain.
Like humans, birds have what they need to fly successfully in the rain and often choose not to for many reasons that we’ve talked about. So next time you don’t see a pigeon or hulk flying around during a rain, don’t get too worried or curious.