BIRD TRIVIA

AUTHOR: CAROLY

BIRD TRIVIA

– The metabolic rates of some birds are amazing: The hummingbird has a basal rate about a hundred times that of an elephant. It needs to consume about its own body weight in nectar each day, plus insects and spiders to supply protein.

– The dark-eyed junco is the most widespread bird at North American feeders.

– House sparrows are declining in many areas, while house finches continue to increase.

– Some feeder birds may be abundant one winter but absent the next.

Source: Project FeederWatch, and the book “Feed the Birds.”

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