12 Birds with the Longest Lifespan (with Pictures)

Sooty Tern

Did you know that some birds kept as pets are known to outlive their owners? Here’s another interesting fact – upon researching these birds’ lifespans, we discovered they lived much longer in captivity, sometimes doubling the maximum lifespan of their wild relatives. How crazy is that?! Without further ado, let’s discover some of the world’s … Read more

9 Remarkable Black Birds with Orange Beaks

Grey-winged Blackbird

Among the thousands of bird species, some stand out as proof of avian diversity thanks to their remarkable plumage! As such, it’s no wonder ornithologists and bird enthusiasts have been interested in these groups of birds. Many focus particularly on black birds with striking characteristics that make for an elegant contrast between feather colors. Today … Read more

Do Baby Birds Drink Water? Dos and Don’ts

do baby birds drink water

Whether you’re just a bird enthusiast eager to learn everything about a bird’s dietary preferences and lifestyle or you’ve found a wild baby bird in your vicinity, you’re probably wondering when exactly these tiny creatures start drinking water. After all, that’s the most natural question, as hydration is just as important as feeding. So do … Read more

What Do Mourning Doves Eat?

what do mourning doves eat

Mourning doves are small, plump, grayish-brown birds with long, pointed tails in the Columbidae family. They are closely related to pigeons and are the most common dove in North America, where they are a popular game bird throughout their range.  These birds live in open woodlands but feed in grasslands, agricultural fields, backyards, and on … Read more

What Do Peacocks Eat?

what do peacocks eat

Peacocks are large, colorful, tropical birds native to Southeast Asia and Africa. They are members of the Phasianidae family and are closely related to pheasants, turkeys, and chickens. The female peafowl is a peahen, while the male is called a peacock.  The male peacocks have a colorful train of feathers they fan out to attract … Read more

Baby Pigeons: All You Need to Know

Baby pigeons in a nest

There are actually some 300 species of the family Columbidae which includes both pigeons and doves. The pigeons included in this classification contain those as beautiful and ornate as the Jacobin breed prized by Queen Victoria or those bred for flight characteristics such as the easily recognizable Homing Pigeon, descended from the Rock Pigeon.  When … Read more

What Do Turkeys Eat?

what do turkeys eat

Turkeys are large, ground-dwelling birds native to North America, living in forests and open grasslands. They are members of the Phasianidae family, which includes chickens, pheasants, and quail.  These birds have a distinctive appearance with a short tail and broad wings. They have a long, fleshy neck, a red wattle, and a fleshy protrusion called … Read more