16 Pictures Of Birds Cuddling Together For Warmth Will Melt Your Heart

Birds are warm blooded animals, which means that they maintain their body temperature independent of the environment. However, their often tiny size forces them to adapt, and even work together, when it gets cold outside. New Zealand Birds describes this behavior in one species, the fantail:

“They huddle together in such roosts for warmth, the most dominant birds taking the center positions, forcing the immature and more subordinate to the edges where they are at the mercy of the elements.”

This list is our collection of the cutest bird-cuddling photos. Do you have any photos of this adorable behavior? Post them below, or vote on your favorite!

#1 This Is Not A Caterpillar
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#2 Tree Swallows Huddle Up With Their Companions
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#3 Swallows In A Spring Snowstorm
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#4 A Baby Owl Pack
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#5 Napping Goldeneye Chicks
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#6 Superb Fairy Wren Chicks Huddled Together With Their Exhausted Father
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#7 The Family That ‘Preys’ Together Stays Together
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#8 Owls Bundled Up On A Cold Morning
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#9 Birds During Snowstorm
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#10 Cuddle Birds
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#11 Little Family
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#12 Keeping Warm
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#13 Swallows In A Snowstorm
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#14 Group Of Smooth Billed Anis Huddle Together For Warmth In The Early Morning Breeze
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#15 Finch Family
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#16 4 Birds Sleeping Together On A Stick
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More info: How do birds keep warm? (h/t: lostateminor, nzbirds)

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