Photo and text BY Kelly Rankin
A young designer shares six rare Bird facts about her most beloved bird species.
Macaws are the largest type of parrot
#1 BIRD FACT
ONLY THE MALES ARE ACTUALLY “PEACOCKS”
The collective term for these birds is “peafowl.”The males are “peacocks” and the females are “peahens.” The babies are called “peachicks.”
#2 BIRD FACT
Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly backwards
Their tiny legs are only used for perching and moving sideways while perched.They can’t walk or hop.
#3 BIRD FACT
flamingo pair bonds are mostly monogamous
Males and females perform a spectacular courtship dance to attract a mate. Once formed, flamingo pair bonds are mostly monogamous.
#4 BIRD FACT
OWLS FEED THE
STRONGEST BABIES FIRST
As harsh as it sounds, the parents always feed the oldest and strongest owlet before its sibling.If other owlets can survive the first.
#5 BIRD FACT
The smallest seagull species is the little gull
Seagulls learn, remember and even pass on behaviours, such as stamping their feet in a group to imitate rainfall.
#6 BIRD FACT
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