Birds

Rainforest Birds – Blue Tit

Bird Name: Blue Tit Latin Name: Cyanistes caeruleus (formerly Parus caeruleus) Status: Least Concern Scientific classification: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Passeriformes Family: Paridae Genus: Cyanistes Species: C. caeruleus General information: These are lively, active birds. They are welcomed by gardeners because they eat aphids. Physical Description: Blue tits have a distinctive blue …

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The Bully of the Bird Feeders or When Mockingbirds Ruin Your Bird Feeder Plans

Mockingbirds are notoriously territorial, and they will take over bird feeders and drive timid birds away. When other territorial birds, or bullies, take over a feeder, you can usually discourage them by changing your feed. Mockingbirds, you will read, prefer foods like worms, suet, berries, and insects. But if you’re handing out free seed, they …

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