TO EACH ONE HIS BEAK!

Among the many stereotypes to debunk there is also the nutrition of the birds, considered frugal and thrifty. “You eat like a bird,” you says, generally, of a person who barely feeds. Birds, however, are great eaters, who eat frequently and abundantly, as they have a very accelerated metabolism that…

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ARDEIDAE

Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea, Linnaeus 1758) Ardeidae is a family of birds Ciconiiformes including 19 genera and about sixty species, widespread in all tropical and temperate regions of the world. Ardeidae includes birds commonly known as Herons, Egrets, Night Herons, Bitterns, Little Bittern, etc. Small, medium or large, the Ardeidae possess…

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RED LIKE A SHRIMP ….

Red Ibis or Scarlet Ibis  (Eudocimus ruber, Linnaeus 1758) As with flamingos, the bright red feathers comes from a carotene, canthaxanthin, present in certain types of fungi, algae clorofitas, bacteria, fish, shellfish and shrimp they feed on. In captivity, for lack of regular consumption of crustaceans, its plumage tends to…

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WINGS OR FINS?

Humboldt penguin (Spheniscus humboldti, Franz Meyen 1834) is mainly spread along the coast of Peru and Chile in the Pacific Ocean. Their ability to fly, like that of all other species of existing penguins dates back to millions of years ago, and has been lost over the years, according to…

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