Birds

This category really is for the birds. Class Aves in the animal kingdom, birds are bipedal, warm-blooded, winged vertebrate animals that lay eggs. With approximately 10,000 species worldwide, there is no end to the questions and answers you will find here. Fly in and flitter around.

Asked in Birds

What animals have two legs with wings and bills?

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Birds have two legs with wings and bills.
Asked in Birds, Songbirds

What kinds of bugs do the blue jay eat?

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Blue Jays glean insects (whatever is moving) and take nuts and seeds in trees, shrubs, and on the ground; they also eat grains. They also take dead and injured small vertebrates. Blue Jays sometimes raid nests for eggs and nestlings, and sometimes pick up dead or dying adult birds. Stomach contents over the year are about 22 percent insect. Acorns, nuts, fruits, and grains made up almost the entire remainder. Of 530 stomachs examined, traces of bird eggs and nestlings were found in only 6 stomachs, although a search was specially made for every possible trace of bird remains. Blue Jays hold food items in feet while pecking them open. They store food in caches to eat later.
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What is a lulu bird?

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Lulu bird is a made up name, a fun name.
Asked in Birds, Thunderstorms and Lightning, Flightless Birds

Can bird eggs be killed by thunder?

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Thunder is a pressure wave that wears out by the time it reaches tree level. Lightning however can knock down trees or catch them on fire, two things that could easily kill birds in their eggs.
Asked in Birds, Birdwatching, Songbirds

What kind of food do black capped chickadees eat?

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The diet of a black capped chickadee will vary from season to season. In the summer Insects form a large part of their diet. Seeds and berries tend to become more important in the winter months, although insect eggs and pupae are also eaten if found. They will also eat seeds, such as black oil sunflower seeds, from bird feeders any time during the year, although their dependency tends to increase during colder weather when food because more scarce. They will also cache food, including seeds and even insects, in bark, dead leaves, knotholes in trees, so they can consume the food later. They can remember the location of these caches for up to 28 days after creating them.
Asked in Unicorns, Birds, Crows

Is the crow the loudest bird in the world?

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No. It does not even make the list of the five loudest birds in the world. The loudest birds are "oil birds", which live in caves and navigate via echolocation. The sounds they make can range up to 100 decibels and this sound is exaggerated because they nest in the thousands. The next loudest birds a re all species of parrots. See the related link below for information on which species of parrots are the loudest.
Asked in Birds

How do lyrebirds communicate?

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Lyrebirds primarily communicate by singing and dancing. They are masterful mimics, capable of imitating any sound, from bird calls to machinery, chainsaws and other animals. These actions - mimicry and dancing - communicate to female lyrebirds their readiness and desirability as a mate.
Asked in Birds, Peacocks and Peahens

What is scientific name of peacock bird?

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There are two species of peafowl. There is the Pavo cristatus commonly known as the Indian or Blue Peafowl, and there is the Pavo muticus commonly known as the Green Peafowl. The species that most people are familiar with is the Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus.)
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Why do birds migrate north or south?

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Most birds that migrate annually migrate south in the fall to spend the winter in warmer climates. For many birds, their bodies are not adapted to handle the cold weather and lack of food that winter tends to bring to most places. The birds that migrate south for the winter migrate north again in the spring because the weather is normally warmer in the spring and summer. The warmer temperatures make it easier for birds to breed and raise young without potentially losing their babies to the cold weather.
Asked in Birds, Taxonomy, Doves and Pigeons

Scientific name of pigeons?

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The scientific name of a "normal", Rock Pigeon, is Columba livia.
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How long does it take for a bird's egg to hatch?

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The incubation time varies among different bird species. There is no typical incubation period - small birds may take 12 days, some birds can take 6 weeks.
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What does it mean if you see two red birds?

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it means you are destined for a life of trouble ... If then you see 2 crows it means you are forgiven for your worngdoings.
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What is a Bird Watcher's Den called?

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A bird-watcher's den is called a HIDE.
Asked in Birds, Flamingos

Do flamingos travel alone or in a flock?

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flamingos travel in groups. they are weak otherwise. but in groups, they seem to be more of a threat, fending off predators. glad to help
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Why are birds dumb?

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birds are not dumb! they r smart understanding animals. if they were dumb how do they know how 2 build a nest using twigs and branches? how do they know where and how to find food....
Asked in Birds, Doves and Pigeons

What are blue doves cut with?

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becase it means that it eat meet.
Asked in Birds, Tigers, Grasslands

Do tigers live in the grassland?

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yes they do many types of animals live there
Asked in Birds, Osprey

What are threats to an osprey birds safety?

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Most man made objects that are hazardous to other raptors are hazardous to ospreys. some common ones include, electrical line electrocutions, vehicle collisions, getting caught in fishing line, lead poisoning, human disturbances to nests, DDT,oil and chemical contamination.
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How can birds sit on power lines without shocking themselves?

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Stormrose says: "Power lines are encased in a rubber tube, much like any other electrical wires, such as the ones in a set of headphones, or a lamp cord. The birds feet are not actually touching the live wires, so they aren't getting shocked. ITS PATH GrowtheTruth says: Absolutely ridiculous AND completely wrong! LOL! Sorry... The reason why birds don't get electrocuted is because electricity has to flow from something to something. Birds only sit on one wire with their feet touching it, which means that there is no connectivity to the electrical flow, thus not completing the electrical path. The electricity would have no way to travel through the bird. There is always the potential for a bird to be electrocuted, though. If one bird were to touch another bird or wire while perched on the line or if a bigger bird (with a larger wing span) were to touch the wire with its wingtips, then the circuit would be completed and would flow through their bodies, which would most likely kill them. Also, it can be said that, should someone grab a power line with both hands at the exact (and I do mean exact) same time, while their feet are not on the ground and not touching anything else, with no other body part touching the power line (or anything else for that matter) while holding on, and then they were to let go at exactly the same time, without touching the ground first...then that person would survive with no injuries! Apex- Birds sitting on a single power line don't get shocked because there is no path for current to flow to the ground