• When 136 Bird Species Show Up at a Feeder, Which One Wins?

    9 days ago - By All About Birds

    In the study, 136 bird species were each given ability scores based on FeederWatch data about their dominance relative to other species. The higher a bird's score, the more swagger it has at the feeder. Graphic by Jillian Ditner, Bartels Science Illustrator.
    From the Winter 2018 issue of Living Bird magazine. Subscribe now .
    There's something tranquil about watching birds coexist at your backyard feeder, pecking away in their quirky abandon. That is, until the local Blue Jay arrives, flushing all your daintier songbirds out in a raucous flurry. It might seem like just plain bullying, but...
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