Interesting Bird Facts

Sociable Weavers build th largest nests in the world. They live in arid areas and drink only when water is available. Their nests are used by a multitude of other birds; Spotted eagle-owls nest and roost on top, and Pygmy falcons, Rosy-faced lovebirds, Acacia pied barbets and Red-headed finches all make use of the empty nest chambers. Palm Swifts build their tiny nests of saliva … Continue reading Interesting Bird Facts

Birding Trivia Warbler

The Marsh Warbler, which migrates between Africa and Europe ia already known to be an outstanding mimic of other bird’s songs. But scientists studying the song of one marsh warbler discovered its repertoire contained phrases copied from over 200 other different birds. Half the phrases were from birds in Africa and the other half from birds in Europe. So much for copyright laws!! Continue reading Birding Trivia Warbler

Interesting Birding Trivia

Did you know? Rosy-faced Lovebirds carry building material to their nests in their rump feathers rather than their beaks. They make use of holes in tree’s crevices in rock faces and abandoned birds nests. They are good indicators of water because they need to drink. If you find Ros-faced lovebirds in a riverbed, you know water is within flying distance – up to 5km – … Continue reading Interesting Birding Trivia

Birding Trivia – Owls

Did you know? Owls turn their heads in almost 360 degree circle because they cannot move their eyes. Their eyeballs are not round like ours. They are tubular. The circle of feathers found around an owl’s eyes are there to help the owl hear. The closely-packed feathers in this facial disc help channel high frequency sound waves to the owls ears which are situated behind … Continue reading Birding Trivia – Owls

More Birding Trivia

Did you know? Hummingbirds build neat woven nests, held together by spider webs. Or Some swifts build nests that are made almost entirely from the birds saliva, on the rocky surfaces inside caves. These nests are then harvested by man because they are the main ingredient in the delicacy ‘birds nest soup’. Lastly Honeyguides, found in Africa, have a wonderful working relationship with the Honeybadger. … Continue reading More Birding Trivia