Monday, 12 August 2013

Juvenile House Sparrow Feeding

One Feeding Strategy for
Juvenile House Sparrow Passer domesticus

    This juvenile House Sparrow has developed a feeding strategy which obviously works. The young bird has some difficulty getting inside the squirrel exclusion cage of the feeder and comically eases itself in from the top, and by part fluttering and part free falling it gets to the tray at the bottom. There it simply stations itself at the feeding port and feeds non-stop until it is full. It often falls asleep right there, only to resume feeding when it awakens. It's a smorgasbord on demand I guess!


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