Posts Tagged With: ecology

Sea Gulls?

Birders say there is no such species as a sea gull

but don’t all gulls sea dwell?

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Flycatchers

Belonging to the largest bird family worldwide

I don’t mean to be snide

but why is it that most flycatchers aren’t eyecatchers?

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The Jabiru

If you are its aquatic prey

from the Jabiru you’d do best to stay away

or this prehistoric-looking huge stork

with lots of torque in its massive bill

will jabiru you through and through

until it has had its daily fill.

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The Blue-Black Grasquit

I can’t ever remember the name of this bird

thus I keep having to look it up in my field guide

yet I still can’t grasp it

and when I saw it in the field

to unmask it

blast it!

I forgot to just ask it

but if I did

he’d tell you

he’s a Blue-Black Grasquit.

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Itty Bitty Pretty Birds

My own personal avian culture

is to like pretty, pretty birds,

most of whom are itty bitty birds.

So for sure I don’t mean vultures.

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Antbirds

Scores and scores of creeping invertebrates are disrupted by army ant swarms.

Antbirds hungrily  celebrate that eruption by devouring the worms

but will not touch the ants

because they cants.

 

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