Showing posts with label Facts About Birds. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Facts About Birds. Show all posts
Wood Stork | facts | diet

Wood Stork | facts | diet

Wood Stork | facts | diet:

"Wood Stork"

Wood Stork

Scientific Name: Mycteria americana

Wing Span : up to 180 cm

Length: up to 115 cm

Weight up to 4.5 kg

wood stork facts

  • The wood stork's head bears much resemblance to that of an ibis due to this it is usually mistaken as one
  • Being a the only stork that presently breeds in north America the Wood Stork is suggested to be able to adapt to a variety of habitats that are in the tropics and have fluctuating water levels.
  • Where as the main habitats are those where it nests over water and those where it is surrounded by water
  • While on the wet season fish make up about half the diet carbs make up about 25% and insects and frogs make up the rest
  • Wood Stork without a nest occasionally try and take over others nests. Such are performed by more than one bird where the young and eggs are thrown out of the nest within about 15 minutes .
  • if only one stork is attending the nest when it is forced out then it will usually wait for its mate to try and take the nest back over
  • It is observed that during the breeding season , wood storks need over 180 kg of fish themselves and their oppspring
Toco toucan bird | facts | size

Toco toucan bird | facts | size

Toco toucan bird | facts | size:

"Toco toucan"

Toco toucan

Scientific Name: Ramphastos Toco

Wing Span: Up to 63 cm

Length: up to 65 cm

Weight: up to 0.88 g

toucan facts

  • Also known as the Comon Toucan, Giant Toucan or simply Toucan , the Toco Toucan is the largest and the  most popular of the toucan family . These birds sports  a striking plumage with a mainly a black body and  white throat
  • While many think that they have a blue iris , these are actually thin blue skin around the eye with the blue skin surrounded by another ring of bare orange skin
  • Its most noticeable feature is its huge yellow orange bill,which can measure from 15.8 to 23 cm in length .
  • Their huge bills may look heavy but as in other toucans it is relatively light because the inside largely is hollow
  • Their long bill is useful for reaching things that otherwise would be out of reach.The Toco Toucan is typically seen in pairs or small groups
  • Toco Toucans can found in semi open habitats throughout a large part of central and western south America and are common attraction in zoos 
Shoebill | facts| size | attack

Shoebill | facts| size | attack

Shoebill | facts| size | attack:



Science Name : Balaenicipitidae

Wing Span : up to 152 cm

Length : up to 140 cm

Weight: up to 7 kg

shoebill facts

  • Also known as the whale head or shoe-billed Stork, the Shoe bill is a very large stork-like bird . It has a massive shoe shaped bill hence its name.
  • The Shoe bill's signature feature their huge , bulbous bill with very sharped edges in the mandibles are used to decapitate their prey and also to discard any vegetation after prey has been caught
  • Their feet are exceptionally large with the middle toe reaching up to 19 cm in length , likely assisting the species in its ability to stand on aquatic vegetation while hunting .
  • Shoe bill often look like some sort of a bird statue when they stand very still in swamps while on the hunt for prey
  • Their tall figure coupled with their dull feather colors of brown Greyish plumage certainly make the Shoe bill often seen as one of the world's most evil looking birds

Rhinoceros Hornbill

Rhinoceros Hornbill

Rhinoceros Hornbill:

"Rhinoceros Hornbill"

Rhinoceros Hornbill

Scientific Name: Buceros Rhinoceros

Wing span: up to 152 cm

Lwngth : up to 125 cm

Weight: up to 2.9 kg

rhinoceros hornbill facts

  • It is a large species of forest hornbill found in lowland and montane, tropical and subtropical climates and in mountain rain forests up to 1400 meters in Borneo Sumatra , Java and Malay Peninsula, Singapore and Southern Thailand 
  • The Rhinoceros Hornbill has a prominent golden -yellow horn ( called a caque) on the top of its beak with their large hornbill reaching lengths of top up to 90 cm
  • It is the state bird of the Malaysian State of Sarawak and the Country's National bird . According to traditional beliefs of some Dayak people  this bird is the chief of worldly bird , and its statue is used to welcome the God of the augural birds - sengalang Burong to the feasts and celebrations of humankind
  • This large bird species faces a number of threats including loss of its rainforest habitat , as well as hunting for its meat skull and feathers 


Rhinoceros Hornbills feed mainly on fruits and insects, but may also prey on small reptiles, rodents and smaller birds.

Like other hornbills, the adult Rhinoceros Hornbills form breeding pairs and have unusual nesting habits. The pair build a nest in a hollow tree and seal the opening with mud, faeces and food remains  – with the female inside. Only a small hole is left, through which the male passes the female regurgitated food, while the female incubates the eggs

Red-whiskered bulbul

Red-whiskered bulbul

Red-whiskered bulbul:

Red-whiskered bulbul

Red-whiskered bulbul

Scientific Name:  Pycnonotus Jocosus

Wing Span: up to 28 cm

Length: up to 20 cm

Weight : up to 28 g

red whiskered bulbul facts

  • The Red-Whiskered Bulbul or also known as the Crested Bulbul , eats a wide range of different foods, ranging from fruit to seeds ( including those of the yellow oleander that are toxic to mammals ) , nectar small insects and other arthropods and even small vertebrates,
  • Their loud and evocative call is a sharp kink-a-joo ( also transcribed as pettigrew or kick-pettigrew or pleased to meet you ) and the song is a scolding chatter
  • It is more often heard than seen, but will often perch conspicuously especially in the mornings when they call from the tops of trees . The Red whiskered bulbul has a life span of about 11 years.