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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A “REAL” DANCER

White Wagtail (Motacilla alba alba, Linnaeus 1758) The White Wagtail is present almost everywhere in Europe. It is a small bird, with slender and elegant shape, long on average 18 cm and weights 23 grams. It has thin paws and a long and slender tail; the livery is grey but with…

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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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THE BONE EATER

The bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus, Linnaeus 1784) is a bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, the only species of the genus Gypaetus. It is a vulture of the Old World and is the largest among those nesting in Europe, with a wingspan between 265 and 285 cm and a…

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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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