Birds

Birds are warm-blooded, winged vertebrates that – apart from a few exceptions – can fly. They lay eggs, build nests, and are beautiful and fascinating creatures. You can learn all about their main characteristics in this section.

Jacamar Bird – Characteristics of a Passerine

The jacamar bird is the best-distributed species of the Galbulidae family. Jacamars is a general term for a group of birds that belong to this family. They’re all throughout the American tropical zone and are their striking colors are characteristic…

The Agami Heron: Habitat and Characteristics

The agami heron is a unique bird that lives in the lowlands and swamp forests of Central America and northern South America. It’s extremely rare to spot one because of their tendency to stay still for long periods. In general, the…

Dupont’s Lark: Conservation of the Species

The lark is one of many birds found all throughout southern Spain and northern Africa. The biggest characteristic of a Dupont’s lark is that they make their nests on the ground. This is because they mostly move around close to…

The Special Relationship Between Animals and Humans

There has always been a special relationship between animals and humans. But, sometimes, you hear stories that go far beyond anything you’ve heard or seen before. In today’s article, we’ll be telling you one such story. This is a clear…

The Tui: New Zealand’s Nectar Connoisseur

To learn more about the animal at the center of today’s article, we need to travel several thousand miles to the forests of New Zealand. There, you will find the tui, a curious and intelligent bird, with a particular fondness…

Resplendent Quetzal: Beautiful and Mysterious

The resplendent quetzal, whose scientific name is Pharomachrus mocinno, is one of the most emblematic birds in South America. Its color and symbolism make it a rather sought-after species. Etymologically, the name quetzal has its roots in Náhuatl (Aztec), a…

Dodo Birds: The Story of an Extinct Species

People have written a lot about dodo birds (Raphus cucullatus) over the centuries. Unfortunately, most of the data we have is from legends and illustrations that, while very interesting, has actually misled us. We still don’t know what this animal…

The Little Penguin: The Smallest of Its Kind

The little penguin is a fascinating species of penguin that inhabits the coast of New Zealand. Also known as the little blue penguin and fairy penguin, it’s the smallest breed in the Spheniscidae family. Penguins are flightless birds. Unlike birds that actually can fly,…

Seven Tips for Raising Chickens in the City

Several years ago, the trend of urban gardens began in the cities as a strategy to get good quality fruit and vegetables –without pesticides and other toxic chemicals. Now hen houses are also taking over the urban landscape and the…

Iberian Grey Shrike: The Butcher Bird

The Iberian grey shrike (Lanius meridionalis) is one of the most peculiar birds you can find. This bird’s behavior is quite unique, though often misunderstood. What are shrikes? In the first place, all of them have similar characteristics. Despite being…

Birds of Paradise: Species and Characteristics

Birds of paradise are a type of tropical, exotic bird with 41 different species. Most of them live in New Guinea, although you’ll also see some in Australia. They belong to the Paradisaeidae family within the Passeriformes order. They have feathers that really stand out…

All You Ever Wanted to Know about the Falcon

Today, we’ll tell you about the falcon, a bird of prey which is part of the family of Falconidae – a bird which is known for its infallible vision. Its vision allows it to detect prey even at great distances.…

Native Doves and Pigeons of Spain

There are several different species of doves and pigeons that are native to Spain. But while everyone is familiar with these birds, very few people are aware that there are actually several different species.

How to Feed a Bird Correctly

During a walk in the countryside, or even on the outskirts of the city, it’s relatively common to find a wounded bird. Although, at first, you might be afraid to touch it, with our help, you can give the injured…

California Condor: Part of Nature’s Cleaning Team

The California condor is the largest flying land bird in North America and it once dominated the western skies. Unfortunately, the species declined during much of the 20th century until drastic measures were set in place to keep it from…

The Yellow Cardinal: A Sweet and Melodious Singer

All the yellow cardinal’s problems stem from his beautiful singing and eye-catching color. This makes this animal one of the most sought-after cage birds among bird lovers. However, it’s actually illegal to own a specimen. Its population has been decreasing in…

7 Ways to Scare Off Pigeons

People don’t like these urban birds at all, because there seem to be just so many of them, and also because they defecate everywhere. In this article, we’ll give you some ways to scare off pigeons from your house. Why…