Trivia question for Apr-01-2011
Happy April Fools Day 😉
Olivia wanted to try and come up with something that she could fool everyone with but ended up sticking to the facts. Enjoy. These cute looking birds are found readily throughout Britain, across mainland Europe to the Middle East and Western Siberia and occasionally in the Northern tip of Africa.
Male of this species are noted for their highly aggressive territorial behaviour. They will attack other males that stray into their territories, and have been observed attacking other small birds without apparent provocation. Such attacks sometimes lead to fatalities. This bird has a fluting, warbling song in the breeding season, when they often sing into the evening, and sometimes into the night, leading some to confuse them with the Nightingale.
So here are Olivia’s questions. Tell us what this bird is and tell us just a few of the more unusual nesting sites that these guys have established in rurally populated areas? Also, tell us what one of the more common predators are of these birds.
Good Luck 😉
Congratulations to Selmi for getting it correct. The bird we highlighted is the Eurasian Robin. The Eurasian Robin, most commonly known in Europe simply as the Robin, is a small insectivorous passerine bird that was formerly classed as a member of the thrush family, but is now considered to be an Old World flycatcher. A few of the more odd locations these birds have selected to build their nests in city environments include: Empty Hats, Boots, Coat pockets, and even Watering Cans.
One of the most common predators of these birds are the common domesticated house cat. Here is more on these cool sounding birds. Eurasian Robin.
Thanks for playing along 😉