Red Breasted Robin: Friendly Garden Visitors

Robin or “Erithacus rubecula” is a redbreast 14cm from beak to tip of tail 5 to 9cm high bird. The robin enjoys popularity with man unrivalled by any other species. A familiar visitor at the bird table in winter and constant gardening companion, even nesting in the tool shed, it is a year round bird. This is close to association with man is a special feature of the robin’s relationship with the British. Robins of exactly the same species nest over mostof Europe, but a tendency on the continent to shoot and eat small birds has made robins there generally shy and retiring woodland birds. The robin is a particular favorite among bird lovers; everyone enjoys the attentions of this familiar redbreast in the garden during winter. But despite all the efforts made to feed this bird in the harsh weather, thousands perish each year. The bird’s popularity in Britain has built up over the years and legends about the bad luck incurred by anyone harming a robin go back to 16th century. A Christian …

Horned Sungem,

Horned Sungem,a South American Hummingbird, the only species of the genus Heliactin. A wingbeat is one complete up and down movement ,which means that the horned sungem moves its wings muscles at a rate of more than 10,000 per minute. It occurs in Bolivia, Brazil and Suriname. It prefers fairly dry open or semi-open habitats,such as savanna and Cerrado. It avoids dense humid forest.

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