Members of the order of Passeriformes, with 4000 species worldwide, songbirds are known for their melodic abilities. Our Songbirds category is for questions regarding how to observe, identify, and attract these feathered music makers.

4,389 Questions

What are lime sticks used to trap birds?

It's just a branch covered with something like a glue and placed somewhere a bird is likely to land. The bird's feet stick to the branch, much like a fly to flypaper and can be collected later by the hunter. There's no lime on or in a lime stick.


Is there a poem called Christopher Wren?

Sir Christopher Wren

Went out to dine with some men.

He said "If anyone calls,

Tell them I'm designing St. Paul's."


What kinds of bugs do the blue jay eat?

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.


What kind of food do black capped chickadees eat?

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.

History of England

Where do nightingales sleep at?

They have nests in tall bushes and trees. They sleep here, or on a branch near their nests.

Animal Life

Are gilded finches rare?

Yes, it has been said that there are only 50 gilded finches for every 1 million humans.

Endangered, Vulnerable, and Threatened Species

Are goldfinch endangered?

No. Goldfinches are quite common birds, in no danger of extinction.

To Kill a Mockingbird

What eats mockingbirds?

some predators include snakes, owls and hawks.
Any bird of prey such as an owl or hawk would eat a mockingbird. Falcons also would, especially a Merlin or kestrel. And I have even seen a Loggerhead Shrike eat a mockingbird. House cats, dogs, raccoons, and snakes would also gladly eat mockingbirds.


What album is Mockingbird on?

its from the eminem show


What kind of berries do mockingbirds eat?

Wild cherries, blueberries, blackberries, cedar berries, most any kind.

Animal Life

Do cardinals require rock salt?

It's good for their beaks, but you can provide charcoal bits in the bottom of the cage, and it has the same effect.

Animal Life

How do mollusca eat?

Mollusks have muscular tongues called radulae which are covered in tiny teeth made of chitin. They use the rough surface of their tongue to scrape algae off of rocks and such.

English Spelling and Pronunciation

What all can you spell out of blue platy?

plate, tale, yale


What eats a blue bird and is a carnivore?

hawks eat blue brids


What do yellow warblers eat?

Warblers are normally insect eaters, and some small fruits. Will eat suet at feeders, even peanut butter spread on tree bark.

Bird Behavior

How do you hand tame a zebra finch?

Start off by spending a lot of time near the birds. Just reading or watching tv next to their cage will work. When the birds no longer mind your being there you can move onto the next stage. Put your hand in the cage and just keep it there without moving it. Make sure the door is not so wide that they can escape. Your finches will probably be really nervous at first, but after a while, they will accept your hand and no longer view it as a threat. Just don't move it towards them! Once the finches remain calm when you put your hand in the cage, put their favorite treat on your hand. Millet spray works well for most birds. I had two birds, so I held the millet with my middle, ring, and pinkie finger, leaving the index and thumb for them to sit on. Once you start this step, it is best to not offer the treat unless it is on your hand. Eventually they will come just for the food. Keep at this until they jump on your hand within seconds of it coming into their cage. Then you can start giving them the treats after they come onto your hand.

I had two zebra finches when I was a kid and hand tamed them before anyone told me they couldn't be. They will not act like a parrot, but will eagerly come to your hand. My finches couldn't wait to get on my hand when they saw it and would let me scratch their heads sometimes. This is also a very useful trick if they get out of their cage since they will come right back to your hand.


What is the western meadowlark's prey?

The majority of their food during the growing season is insects, spiders and other small invertebrates.


Opposite gender of cock-sparrow?

hen sparrow


What are Zebra finches predators?

birds of prey larger birds cats if a coloney spots a predator they will hide and go dead silent

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.


What bird can walk up a tree?

Woodpeckers walk up trees.


What are some birds that begin with the letter T?

Birds beginning with T:
  • T birds
  • Tacaruna Wood-Quail
  • Tailorbird (bird that makes a nest by sewing leaves together with plant fibers)
  • Takahe
  • Tamaulipas Pygmy-Owl
  • Tampauilpas Crow
  • Tanager
  • Taracuna Tapaculo
  • Tattler
  • Tawny Owl
  • Tawny-crowned Greenlet
  • Tawny-faced Quail
  • Tawny-winged Woodpecker
  • Teal
  • Tern
  • Thick billed parrot
  • Thicket Antpitta
  • Thicket Tinampu
  • Thicknee
  • Thrasher
  • Thrush
  • Thunderbird
  • Tiaga Bean-Goose
  • Tiertmouse
  • Tiger Heron
  • Tinaformes
  • Tinamou
  • Tiny hawk
  • Tit
  • Titmouse
  • Tityra
  • Toco toucan
  • Tody
  • Tody Malmot
  • Tomtit
  • Tooth-billed Hummingbird
  • Toucan
  • Toucanet
  • Tree creeper
  • Tree Martin
  • Tree Pipit
  • Tree Pipit
  • Tree Sparrow
  • Tree Swallow
  • Treecreeper
  • Treerunner
  • Trembler
  • Tricolored Heron
  • Tristam's Storm-Petrel
  • Trogon
  • Tropical Gnatcatcher
  • Tropical kingbird
  • Tropical Mockingbird
  • Tropical Peewee
  • Tropical Schreech-Owl
  • Trumpeter
  • Trumpeter swan
  • Tufted duck
  • Tufted Jay
  • Tufted titmouse
  • Tuftedcheek
  • Tui
  • Tundra Bean- Goose
  • Tundra Swan
  • Tupui greenlit
  • Turkey
  • Turnstone
  • Turquoise Cotinga
  • Turquoise-browed Malmot
  • Turtle dove
  • Twany-chested Flycatcher
  • Twite
  • Twitswing
  • Tyrahnnulet

There are many birds whose names start wit the letter T. Some of them are the tailorbird, the Tacaruna Wood-Quail bird and the Takahe bird.
turkey, turtledove, toucan, thrush

What is the shape of a sparrow's beak?

short and heavy

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
Endangered, Vulnerable, and Threatened Species

What can you feed a baby robin?

i found a baby Robbin and its wings were hurt badly so i found it a cage and a nest and put it in the cage. Make sure to cover out side the cage with thin curtain so that the robbin will feel safe. This goes for all birds. I dug some worms and as soon as it opened its mouth i put it in. DO NOT FORCE IT DOWN. Now in a couple of weeks i am going to free it!! It is looking healthy now.

Just a note..You do not have to leave your baby robin outside..They can eat wet dog food or worms or even scrambled eggs. I gave mine some wet cherrios because it's whole grain and he needed a drink. Often parent robins will have a worm, some greens and other stuff to feed the babies.. They need fiber too..and high protein..

I read an article that allowed the baby outside play times..monitored of flew away and would not come back..this is the desired outcome..Just pick a safe release/play area. It is important to allow baby to take and swallow the offering on his/her own.


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