Do Bowerbirds Mate for Life?

Do Bowerbirds Mate for Life

Ailuroedus, better known as catbirds are the only species of bowerbirds that mate for life. All other species of bowerbirds will mate with as many different mates as they can. This leads to the females of all the other species of bowerbirds, other than ailuroedus, raising their young on their own. Since catbirds do mate … Read more

Parrot Species by Country

yellow headed parrot

Parrot Information … Index of Non-Parrot Bird Species This index is separated by country listing only the major groups/species. However, links to comprehensive listings for each continent / locality are also provided. Parrots found in North, Central and South Americans and Caribbean Islands (New World) Includes: Amazon Parrots, Barraband’s Parrots, Brotogeris, Caiques, Pionus, Canary-winged Parakeets, … Read more

Why Do Birds Fly Low Over Water? Explained!

Birds Fly Low Over Water

If you have ever been sitting near the water, you must have witnessed it. Terns, skimmers, and pelicans at sea, or swifts and swallows over rivers, flying low just above the water’s surface at quite a high speed As you watched their skillful maneuvering and the way they glided so close to the water but … Read more

Species of Ducks

Garganey Ducks

Duck Information … Duck Species Photos American Coots (Puddle Ducks) – Belongs to the Rail family American Wigeons Australian Spotteds Australian Wood Ducks Aylesbury Ducks Baer’s Pochards Black-bellied Whistling Ducks (Whistling Duck) Black Ducks (Puddle Ducks): African Black Duck, Anas sparsa American Black Duck, Anas rubripes Pacific Black Duck, Anas superciliosa Black Scoters (aka American … Read more

Xantus Murrelet

Xantus Murrelet

Xantus Murrelets (Synthliboramphus hypoleucus) Xantus’s Murrelets (Synthliboramphus hypoleucus) are small seabirds found in the California Current System in the Pacific Ocean. The Xantus’s Murrelet is the most southerly living of all the auk species. Xantus’s Murrelet (Synthliboramphus hypoleucus) is a small seabird found in the California Current system in the Pacific Ocean. The species is … Read more

Do Eagles Have Feathers on Their Legs?

bald eagle landing

Most eagles do have feathers on their legs, but some don’t. It depends on the individual bird. The iconic Bald Eagle does have feathers on its legs until the knee where the feathers become bright yellow thick scales. Golden eagles on the other hand have feathers all the way down the leg until their feet. … Read more

Do Peacocks Eat Snakes?

peacock hunting for food

Do Peacocks Eat Snakes and How DO They Kill Them? Yes, peacocks eat snakes when the opportunity presents itself. In fact, in India the word used to call a peacock is ‘mayura,’ which translates as “the killer of snakes.” Many wealthy people and farmers alike keep peacocks on their property to specifically keep cobras away, … Read more

Can Peacocks Swim? Are They Waterproof?

peacock by water

Yes, peacocks can swim, but this doesn’t mean they want to nor is it safe for them to do so. In fact it’s down right dangerous for peacocks to swim! If you check out, you can find videos of peacocks swimming in rivers and lakes and not drowning. They may not look as graceful … Read more

Can Peacocks Get Along With Dogs? Other Pets?

peacock rabbit

Yes, peacocks can get along with dogs in most instances, but sometimes there are a few problems. A lot depends on both animals and how they behave. These behaviors can get complicated when other factors come into play like breeding season, feeling cornered and protecting one’s territory. Most often when there is a problem between … Read more