birds' sleep requirements

To: "Paul Taylor" <>
Subject: birds' sleep requirements
From: "Tony Russell" <>
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2001 15:30:40 +1030
Paul wrote:
> Birds can apparently sleep with one eye open, and half of their
> brain awake.  An article about this can be found at:
> Whether they can sleep/half-sleep and fly at the same time isn't
> clear from the article, but may be possible since dolphins can
> sleep and swim to the surface to breathe via a similar mechanism.
******** This all sounds very much like my Dobermann, Luther, - he seems to
sleep with one eye open watching every move I make. But then I suppose he
has to, I'm all he's got.
ps; Unlike the dolphin though he seems to breathe at both ends?

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