• The Seedeaters

    26 days ago - By Ornithology

    Excerpted from Beaks, Bones and Bird Songs:
    California Scrub Jay
    From the Old French fourrage , to forage, pillage, or plunder, foraging refers to the ways birds find food. Virtually every bird has its own style of seeking out and acquiring its sustenance with each beak shape allowing a range of behavior and diet. Since we are most familiar with the birds that visit our feeders, let's start with the seed eaters. I have watched White-crowned Sparrows gingerly manipulate seeds to husk them, followed by Eurasian Collared Doves which just gulp the larger seeds down and the California Scrub Jay...
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