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TextBut Tuoi Tre newspaper said many netizens, including photographers, think he might have forced the birds out of their nest.
From the age of six days, nestlings can also direct streams of faeces at intruders, and will hiss at them in a snake-like fashion. The young also strike with their bill or with one wing.
Larger prey items are beaten against the ground or a preferred stone to kill them and remove indigestible body parts such as wings and legs.
originally posted by: Mianeye
It is no secret that animal photos are often staged.
This picture is genuine i think.
I judge that from looking at the feeding order of the birds, the one closest to mother has more fat and feathers, and last one is skin and bone.
The incubation period for the species is between 15 and 18 days, during which time the male feeds the female. Incubation begins as soon as the first egg is laid, so the chicks are born asynchronously. The chicks hatch with a covering of downy feathers. By around day three to five, feather quills emerge which will become the adult feathers. The chicks are brooded by the female for between 9 to 14 days. The female later joins the male in the task of bringing food. The young fledge in 26 to 29 days and remain with the parents for about a week more (en.wikipedia.org...
originally posted by: paraphi
People trap birds using glued twigs. ......
A bird trapper who caught wild finches by putting glue on twigs and trees in his garden was jailed for four months yesterday.