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Emprega a estratégia de ficar imóvel em um poleiro enquanto caça insetos e pequenos vertebrados como lagartos, cobras e sapos.
It employs the strategy of staying motionless on a perch while hunting for insects and small vertebrates such as lizards, snakes and toads.
I was not lucky at finding any unusual species on this trip along the Halifax Waterfront, so I decided to work with what I had. These two Feral Pigeons let me come up right close and get a nice looking portrait of them.
A lot of people tend to oversimplify the capabilities of birds such as pigeons by using the term ‘bird brain’ as an insult. Many would argue that this is actually a compliment! Even the Feral Pigeon, one of the most common birds, displays some impressive mental capabilities. Studies have shown that there is some form of social hierarchy in these animals. In studies of feeding sites at grain shipping yards and at roosting sites, this social hierarchy became evident. When a spillage of grain occurred, the feeding frenzies that occurred were observed more closely, and it was shown that the same individuals held similar positions relative to the centre (where the most food was available) over a period of 6 months. Pigeons that were more aggressive and were, to an extent, larger were better able to hold their position within the group, claiming the greatest yield of food. More meek pigeons were relegated to the edges of the grain spill, getting less food, and consequently having lower body weights and inferred survival rates. In a bird that we see everyday, personality plays a significant role in the functioning of hierarchy, giving a strong argument that these underestimated creatures hold a social structure, something us humans are quick to assign as intelligent. So think twice before you call someone bird brain (unless you mean it as a compliment)! Read more in “Ecological Studies of the Feral Pigeon Columbia livia var.” by Murton et al. (1972) in the Journal of Applied Ecology.
My image this week is titled #lovebirds . Here is a random thought on love, "People are weird. When we find someone with weirdness that is compatible with ours, we team up and call it love." To my husband and (weird matching) love bird, Justin! ♥️😘 #erinkimages#erinkimageoftheweek#drseuss
Estava com a família visitando o CPMMA da Vila da UHE de Balbina, no final da tarde, quando já estava fechando, este tucano apareceu e pousou em uma árvore ao lado do local onde nosso carro estava estacionado. Parecia curioso a nosso respeito, ficou nos observando e permitiu esse click. Soube depois que ele havia sido resgatado de cativeiro e estava em reabilitação no centro para posterior soltura.