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@lamonrutten

lamonrutten
Did you know that pigeons, like mammals, have milk glands, and both male and female parent will breastfeed their hatchlings for the first few days? this is a western crowned pigeon, a species endemic to new guinea and one of the largest pigeon species. they are terrestrial birds, eating fallen fruit, seeds and snails. they make the effort to fly only to find a safe branch for the night. like all pigeons they have a small head (hence, 'pigeon brain' is more of an insult than 'bird brain"), but in both males and females it is decorated with a big crest. *
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12 193 April 2018

@picturesque_hd

picturesque_hd
Common whitethroat

5 facts

1. summer guests
whitethroats are migratory warblers that spend the winter in the sahel, just south of the sahara desert in africa. they arrive in the uk from mid to late april and usually leave again from august, though they can be seen well into september. they will visit gardens, especially during the spring and autumn migration.
2. migration challenges
finding enough food to make the journey north from africa can prove tough for whitethroats. berries from salvadora bushes are particularly important for them as they are easy to digest and rich in sugar, allowing them to deposit the f*t needed for a long migration. in some years, a large proportion of our breeding whitethroats fail to return, with the most dramatic ‘crash’ in the late 1960s seeing the breeding population reduced by 75 per cent following a drought in the sahel.
3. oldest on record
while the average of a whitethroat is two years, the oldest bird that we know of seven-years-old. ringed in august 2002, it was caught again in august 2009 at the same site. this is incredible for a small long-distance migrant which travels a 11,265km round trip annually, crossing the sahara twice a year! 
while males have bright white throats, those of the female are off-white
4. pick of the bunch 
due to the short time that they spend in the uk, whitethroats quickly get down to the business of breeding, with the first eggs usually laid in may. the male will build several nests for the female to choose from, and she will line the one that she likes best with fine grasses and hair. they both incubate the eggs, but the female does most of the work as she always has the night shift.
5. nettlecreeper
whitethroats are mainly found in scrubby habitats preferring low cover, including brambles and nettle patches and the bottom of hedgerows. this has led to the species gaining the local name of ‘nettlecreeper’. they mainly feed on invertebrates such as beetles and caterpillars but will take berries during the autumn before they migrate.
6. how to identify a whitethroat 
the male whitethroat is a striking bird with a pale grey head, bright white throat, dull brown
2 27 46 minutes ago

@sandeepdattaraju

sandeepdattaraju
I got a close up shot!
black kite

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0 18 2 hours ago

@sandeepdattaraju

sandeepdattaraju
Black kite

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0 22 2 hours ago

@sandeepdattaraju

sandeepdattaraju
Blyth's pipit
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2 14 2 hours ago

@vinikrish

vinikrish
Loggerhead shrike with a catch!! #birds_adored 
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@wearetexashillcountry

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10 76 2 hours ago

@lizjaffinbirds

lizjaffinbirds
It poured with rain here today so the hummingbirds were feeding between the heavier bouts of rain. we have at least eight hummers here (they are hard to count as they don’t stay in one place for long) and they get a little feisty over the feeders, even though i could actually feed about 30 birds at one time!!!). slo-mo video of a juvenile male defending what he thinks of as his feeder!
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2 27 2 hours ago