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A to Z Challenge: W is for Wallcreeper April 29, 2016

Filed under: A to Z challenge,Birds — Cynthia @ 3:09 am

The wallcreeper is a small passerine bird meaning that the arrangement of their toes, three pointing forward and one back, facilitates perching.They are found throughout the high mountains of Eurasia. They are insectivores, feeding off the rock face. It has blue-grey feathers and crimson colored wings. Their nest is cup shaped, made of grass and moss and lined with feathers and wool.


A to z challenge:N is for Neddicky April 28, 2016

Filed under: A to Z challenge,Birds — Cynthia @ 2:13 pm

Neddicky is a common bird from the Savannah in South Africa. It has a dull brown color and a reddish cap. It makes it’s nest into a ball shape made from felted grass, cobwebs and dry grass. It has a monotone call and is not considered an endangered species.

Neddicky, or piping cisticola, Cisticola fulvicapilla at Pilanes





A to Z Challenge: X is For Xantu’s Hummingbird April 27, 2013

Today is day 24.  X is for Xantus’s Hummingbird

This cute little fellow is about 8-9 cm in length. The male has a black tipped slender straight bill. Its throat is green. In the female the throat is brown. The upper body and back feathers are green, and the crown and face is a blue-black. The belly is a cinnamon brown. Distinct markings are a white and black stripe around the eyes. They have a straight dark tail.

They are endemic to Baja California, and are an accidental vagrant to California and British Columbia. They can be found around arid scrubs, desert, mesquite trees and back yards. Their diet includes nectar and insects.


Photo by tehag

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