Easter Bird Facts!
During the run up to Easter, the Flamingo team love digging up bird facts with our client Birdland, here’s what we found this year.
Eggs-traordinary Bird Facts:
Burrowing owls lay their eggs underground in tunnels they have excavated
Flamingos build their nests on mud cones up to a foot high to protect their single egg from flooding
Female pheasants lay up to 8 eggs in a scrape on the floor, they use their dull plumage as camouflage
Pigeons build a flimsy nest on a platform of twigs and lay two eggs
Parrots will find empty tree holes to nest
Female cassowaries will lay their eggs in the nests of several males and then leave them to incubate and rear the young
In contrast the female trumpeter hornbill, seals herself into her nest using mud and saliva, only leaving a narrow gap through which the male can feed her for up to three months as she incubates, hatches and rears the chicks