What Is the Superstition Involving a Bird Hitting a Window?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 8, 2020 4:48:41 PM ET
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It is said that if a bird flies into a window, that it portends a death. The Cornell Ornithology Lab, however, has a different explanation for why birds collide with windows. Quite simply, they mistake reflections in windows for open space.

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