I just heard the sad news that Chook, Adelaide Zoo’s Lyre Bird, has died at age 32. He was famous for imitating the construction work at the zoo’s Panda enclosure. When I saw him this year (see photo), he was making a Kookaburra call.
Are these not the most adorable snugglebirds?
How many pigeons does it take to use a drinking fountain? In Brisbane, Australia, apparently the answer is three! Earlier this month, a trio of industrious birds Down Under figured out how to operate a water fountain by observing humans and then making their move when the coast was clear. The feathered friends reportedly spent 10 minutes bathing and sipping from the fountain, taking turns pushing the lever for each other until all were quenched. Who are you calling a birdbrain now?
I do not own these pics. They were sent to me in an email. But I thought I’d share with you all because they’re just AMAZING.
All things bright and beautiful, All creatures great and small…
I never even knew this and I’ve fed bread to ducks multiple times! D: Definitely reblog this so everyone knows!
this is really important actually
Good info. US Geological Survey says that bread for ducks is like feeding your kids a steady diet of cake and ice cream. It keeps them from eating the high protein bugs that they need and is a really bad diet.