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Sam's Blog - All About Birds - May 29 post

 Colombia - The Birdiest Country in the World!

 

Sam's Blog

George's Wild Birds Blog - May 25 post

 How long do birds live?

 

 

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Questions and Answers about Wild Birds

Question of the week:

Why do some birds stand on one leg?

The Professor loves this question, because no one knows for sure...and there are probably several reasons. Here are some of the common explanations.



Conserves body heat.

Bare legs are exposed to moisture and wind. By tucking one leg up-and-under, the bird may conserve body heat. 



Relief from a caustic environment.

The Lesser Flamingo of central and eastern Africa feeds in shallow lakes filled with very caustic water (pH of about 10.5). Keeping one leg out of the water for awhile may help prevent burning of the exposed skin.

Maybe it is just a comfortable way to stand.

 

Information About Birds and Weekly Bird Quiz

Learn about the many types of American Birds.

Geese

canada goose

There are seven regularly occurring geese species in the United States.

  • Greater-white-fronted Goose
  • Snow Goose. White and "blue" morph
  • Ross's Goose
  • Emperor Goose - generally limited to Alaska
  • Brant
  • Cackling Goose
  • Canada Goose


Our Goose identification section has information on all 7 species.

 

Bird Quiz of the Week - May 29

american goldfinchName the bird. 
It was photographed in northern Arkansas.

Here is the answer.

Photograph © Sam Crowe.

 

A new quiz bird will be posted each week.