Seabirds and Shorebirds

Oceans cover a majority of the earth and it is only natural that many species of birds have adapted to take advantage of this wealth of nutrients and diverse habitats. Fly into this category to ask and answer questions about seabirds.

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Seabirds and Shorebirds
Gulls (Seagulls)

What do you feed baby seagull?

Regurgitated fish.

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Video Games
Seabirds and Shorebirds

How do you get guano in my tribe?

go to the dark spot of the ocean around your island and click on a seagull. if it flies toward your island, follow it and hope it poops on your island, if so, click on it. you will receive 2 experience and it will added to your inventory under Raw Materials. if it land in the water, it is impossible to get, even when falling from the bird. Also, if the bird does not fly toward your island, it goes out of bounds and never returns. THIS DOES NOT WORK ON THE LAND-MULTICOLORED BIRDS. OR BUTTERFLIES, BUT I ASSUME YOU KNOW THAT ALREADY.

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Animal Life
Seabirds and Shorebirds

Is a sandpiper a carnivore?

They eat fish, flies, beetles and other insects, crustaceans, spiders, and small marine animals, so yes - they are carnivores.

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Endangered, Vulnerable, and Threatened Species
Waterfowl
Seabirds and Shorebirds

Do albatross mate for life?

Yes, and they can live to be 80 - 85 years old.

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Songbirds
Seabirds and Shorebirds
Peacocks and Peahens

What bird as a long beak red head and green back?

That sounds like a kingfisher only I do not know any of them with a red head. Or maybe a woodpecker, only I do not know any of them with a green back.

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Waterfowl
Animal Life
Seabirds and Shorebirds
Omnivores

Is a California gull an omnivore?

It is considered a scavenger, like hyenas and pigeons.

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Waterfowl
Eagles
Seabirds and Shorebirds

Shooting an Albatross is a term in which sport?

Golf ,one shot better than eagle.

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Birds
Songbirds
Seabirds and Shorebirds

What birds begin with the letter U?

Birds beginning with U:
  • Uhehe fiscal
  • Umbrella bird
  • Undulated antpitta
  • Uni-colored jay
  • Uniform finch
  • Upland buzzard
  • Ural owl
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Endangered, Vulnerable, and Threatened Species
Penguins
Seabirds and Shorebirds

Are any penguins endangered?

There are 17 species of penguins and they are all protected, meaning they cannot be hunted legally, or have their eggs collected. Despite this protection, penguin populations are decreasing, and in some areas they have decreased as much as 80%, but not all are endangered yet.

Under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the penguin which is most at risk is the Galapagos penguin. It is listed as endangered, and this essentially means it is in danger of extinction within the foreseeable future throughmost of its range.

Currently, the African penguin is also under consideration for being added to this endangered species list.

The Southern Rockhopper is under consideration for being included on the threatened list.

Under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the Humboldtpenguin is also listed as endangered.

Under the IUCN listing, the Erect Crested penguin and the Yellow eyed penguin are listed as endangered.

The status of the other penguins is as follows:

  • Gentoo penguin - Near threatened
  • Magellanic penguin - Near threatened
  • Rockhopper penguin - Vulnerable (population declining)
  • Macaroni penguin - Vulnerable (population declining)
  • Fiordland crested penguin - Vulnerable (population declining)
  • Snares Island penguin - Vulnerable (population small but currently stable)
  • Royal penguin - (Vulnerable - population still recovering from being exploited in the past)
  • Emperor penguin - Least concern (population stable)
  • King penguin - Least concern (population stable or increasing)
  • Adelie penguin - Least concern (population increasing in some regions, decreasing in others)
  • Chinstrap penguin - Least concern
  • Fairy penguin - Least concern

For more information and details see sites listed below.

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Waterfowl
Seabirds and Shorebirds

Can you tame an albatross?

In my experience, there's pretty much no bird that can't be tamed, and the Albatross is actually known for being quite tame already on land.

Of course, I wouldn't recommend it though, seeing as a tame bird is often a dead bird: there are some people who would take advantage of it's friendliness, and possibly kill it. Also, it's better and healthier living in the wild, rather than learning to go where humans are.

If you live in a rather unpopulated area however, such as some small island, there probably wouldn't be any harm taming your favorite albatross on the beach; just make sure you know the local laws. Don't use any unnatural food that the albatross doesn't already eat (their main diet is squid and fish) to try and tame them either. What seems harmless to us may be very unhealthy or even fatal to them.

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Animal Behavior
Seabirds and Shorebirds

Do sea gulls build nests?

yes, they build nests in the sides of cliffs.

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Birds
Songbirds
Seabirds and Shorebirds
Scattergories and Words Starting with Certain Letters

What are some birds that begin with the letter U?

Birds beginning with U:
  • Uhehe fiscal
  • Umbrella bird
  • Undulated antpitta
  • Uni-colored jay
  • Uniform finch
  • Upland buzzard
  • Ural owl
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Waterfowl
Seabirds and Shorebirds

Where is albatross find?

Well they spend most of their life at sea but you can find them in Brazil and South Africa.

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Endangered, Vulnerable, and Threatened Species
Seabirds and Shorebirds

What is being done to prevent extinction on eskimo curlew?

The first step is to determine how many, if any, Eskimo curlew are left. No physical evidence of the bird has been obtained since 1963. There have been many sightings, some confirmed, but no photographs since 1962. Recent sightings are no longer being confirmed without a photograph or other physical evidence. And, even then, each piece of evidence will be heavily scrutinized.

The second thing, if the Eskimo curlew is not considered extinct, is to determine where they're located and where they migrate. After that is determined, measures can be taken to further protect those areas.

Captive breeding programs have been ruled out for the time being because it is unknown how taking eggs, chicks, and birds out of the wild will affect the remaining population. Little is actually known about the Eskimo curlew and their nesting habits because the bird nests in extremely remote places. The last nest sighted was in 1866.

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Waterfowl
Seabirds and Shorebirds

How long does an albatross live?

An albatross can live from 30-70 years long.

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Seabirds and Shorebirds

What sea bird is the messenger of bad weather?

Vulture

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Seabirds and Shorebirds

How long can an albatross fly for without stopping?

An Albatross can fly for a year without stopping.

The Albatross has the largest wingspan of any bird. because of its huge wings, the albatross can glide for months on ocean winds without landing. This giant bird soars through the air at about 25 miles per hour (40kph). It can even sleep while flying

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Seabirds and Shorebirds

Why is a puffin crossing called a puffin?

Because if you get hit by a car, you will be "puffin" trying to get out of the way.

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Seabirds and Shorebirds
Gulls (Seagulls)

What are the male seagulls called?

Males

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Seabirds and Shorebirds
Gulls (Seagulls)

What does seagulls eat?

Seagulls eat fish

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Seabirds and Shorebirds
Gulls (Seagulls)

Why dom seagulls have a large wingspan?

Seagulls have large wingspans for the same reasons that gliders do. Long and slender (high aspect ratio) wings produce less drag for a given amount of lift (at least at slow speeds) than short, stubby ones. Seagulls use these efficient wings to allow them to stay aloft with ease while taking advantage of updrafts caused by winds deflected by cliffs, buildings, even waves. In windy conditions, seagulls can use waves to stay aloft by engaging in what is known as "dynamic soaring" - flying into and out of regions of higher and lower wind speeds.

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Endangered, Vulnerable, and Threatened Species
Waterfowl
Seabirds and Shorebirds

What are the adaptations for an albatross?

One of the adaptations of an albatross is something called dynamic soaring.

It has a long wingspan for a long period of flight.

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Chameleons
Seabirds and Shorebirds
Food Chains and Food Webs

Are puffins being eaten as a food source?

I certainly hope not. I'm pretty sure they are a protected bird, because of their numbers and geographical isolation. To clarify the above answer, puffins are not considered an endangered species but "they are threatened by human activities and are rare in many areas where they were once abundant" according to Project Puffin which is managed by the National Audubon Society. According to a recent Travel Channel program called Bizzare Foods, puffin are consumed in Iceland. One of the only birds they do eat. They are eaten smoked, grilled.

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Seabirds and Shorebirds

How much krill can an albatross eat in one day?

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Birds
Seabirds and Shorebirds

What can be done to help seabirds whose feathers have oil on them?

gently bath with tepid water and dawn dishwashing liquid such a stupid answer

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