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Common feeder birds are fascinating creatures that many people enjoy watching on a regular basis, as they are easy to observe and provide colorful entertainment to our lives. Many feeder birds are also common and widespread, so even if you live in an urban or suburban area, chances are you’ll be able to see them without traveling too far from home. When people think of birds and bird feeders, it’s usually the rare and exotic birds that come to mind, such as exotic parrots or tropical hummingbirds. While birds can be difficult to identify, some species are much easier than others, and one of the easiest groups…
The European green woodpecker, or green woodpecker (Picus viridis), is a small to medium-sized bird, the upper parts are black with red-spotted white wing bars and white spots on the tail; the underparts are grey. There are two white bars on the face and an orange patch behind the eye, but no crest. They both have black beaks. It is often considered the most beautiful of all the woodpeckers in Europe. Picus viridis is a medium-sized woodpecker species that lives in deciduous forests throughout Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East. Though the European green woodpecker population has decreased in recent years,…
Whether you’re an avid birder or simply interested in learning more about bird species, there are plenty of species you should know about and enjoy watching out for as they go about their daily lives. Birds are beautiful and fascinating creatures, with over 8,000 species in existence all around the world. Birds play an important role in our ecosystem as pollinators and seed dispersers, so it’s important to learn about them and the roles they play in the environment that surrounds us. They are an important part of nature, and if you spend much time outdoors, you’re bound to see some at some…