"Whenever I try to punch a bird in the face it flies away"
- Dr Tasty
Birds are near impossible to kill, if you see a dead bird it's the bird's fault. Birds have a shadow-death quota, which is to appear fragile so that we are lulled into a false sense of security.
Have you ever tried to grab or strike a bird? You can't do it. If you have or seen it happen, that's because the bird intended it, for appearances. Duh.