Cinerous Tit

Food is the basic need of every individual living on this planet, be it unicellular microbes or complex organisms like us. Most organisms consume food present in the natural form and only humans can cook and process raw food items for intake. It’s still unknown as to when our ancestors first discovered the art of cooking using fire but this incidence has changed our food habits and allow us access to a huge variety of things to consume. We can even store our food for years. Our processed food has been known to give a good taste to other animals around us too. Monkeys, cows, crows enjoy our processed food. Their digestive system is also evolving with the kind of food they are feeding on. In this video we can see a Cinereous tit bird eating raw sugar which is kept for honey bees during the winter season. We have seen similar behavior in BulBul bird also. Sugar, especially in a dry form, is a foreign substance that these birds are not going to encounter in nature and many bird species cannot digest raw sugar. But may be the digestive enzymes have co-evolved with time, we never know.

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