Category: Learn Birding

  • Great horned owls attack humans? YES!

    Do Great Horned Owls Attack Humans?

    Great horned owls are undoubtedly one of the most fearsome birds to see, especially at night. Their staring yellow eyes, long ear tufts, large size, and deep hoots are definitely frightening to many. But, are they really dangerous to humans? Here, you will find out how much you should be concerned about the presence of…

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  • Are red peacocks real

    Are Red Peacocks Real? There Are 15 Color Varieties!

    Peacocks are not rare birds to see. If you have been to south Asia and had a birding tour or safari adventure, most probably you may have seen a peacock in the wild. Or to the least, you may have seen one in a zoo.  I saw many peacocks in Sri Lanka. But all the…

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  • Are pink peacocks real

    Are Pink Peacocks Real? [15 Color Varieties Exist-Rare but Real!]

    Peacocks are undoubtedly one of the most glamorous birds in the world. I have seen many of them in Sri Lanka. But all peacocks I saw were blue (the Indian peafowl). Even though I heard there are pink peacocks, I was skeptical and did my own research to find the truth.  So, if you ask…

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  • Why do bald eagles have white heads

    Why Do Bald Eagles Have White Heads?

    Bald eagles are one of the most popular birds in North America. They are known for their impressive size, beautiful plumage, and strong beaks. Their majestic appearance and size make them stand out in the bird kingdom. And also, the bald eagle was designated as the national bird of the United States in 1782. The…

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  • How much weight can an owl carry

    How much weight can an Owl carry? [Don’t underestimate them!]

    How much weight can an owl carry? Have you ever thought about it? It is time to figure it out! Not all types of owls are weight lifters. Those who have larger bodies are capable of carrying larger prey. Therefore, it is inevitable that more giant owls like great horned owls, great grey owls, and…

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  • Can birds breath underwater _F

    Can Birds Breathe Underwater? (Explained!)

    Birds are capable of doing many things that humans cannot do alone (without a machine). Of cause, flying is the obvious one. Other than that, some nocturnal birds such as Owls can see in the dark. Oilbirds, on the other hand, have advanced ears from which they locate their prey – the phenomenon called echolocation.…

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  • Can birds communicate with each other

    Can Birds Communicate With Each Other? (Explained!)

    When I started birding, each time I heard a bird sound I wondered “are they communicating with each other or just making random sounds?”. I did some research on the topic and this article is all about my findings. So, can birds communicate with each other? Yes, they can. They even do eavesdropping to know…

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  • Tropical Belt

    Why Do So Many Birds Live in the Tropics? (Explained!)

    I enjoyed it a lot and still enjoying when I watch documentaries on lush green tropical jungles full of life forms within it. And, I started birding in my childhood, and ever since always wondered why there are so many birds in tropical regions. Then, I realized it’s not only applying to birds but also…

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  • Birding Smart: Merlin Bird ID APP

    Nowadays, it is a known fact that every birder carries a Bird Identification Guide with them whenever they do bird watching in outdoors. Because it’s a good practice to confirm the accuracy of your identifications with a published bird guide to the particular country or region. With the advancement of modern technology, now we have…

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  • Top 10 Health Benefits I Got From Bird Watching

    World Health Organization claimed that one-quarter of the global diseases caused by modifiable environmental factors. In other words, detaching ourselves from nature is the major factor for many diseases. A research conducted by group of German scientists have found that more greener areas with more birds in urban setup help to increase the mental health…

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