The Red-Legged Seriema (Cariama cristata) is a medium-sized bird. It is also called the Crested Cariama.
Paired Red-Legged Seriema make a nest together on the ground, or in a bush. The photographed Seriema are making a nest on a ledge. The nest is messy, large, and made of twigs, lined with leaves and feathers.
The female Red-Legged Seriema lays 2 eggs, which hatch after 25-30 days.
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The Eurasian Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes) is a small passerine song bird in the Troglodytidae family.
The Eurasian Wren is rufous-brown with a paler, greyer underbelly. Its wings and tail are barred with darker brown and grey. However, it can vary in colour. It has short, rounded wings. Its beak is dark-brown. Its legs are pale brown.
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The Common Moorhen chick looks like a little ball of fluffy feathers.
The Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) is a medium-sized wetlands bird found from Europe to Asia. The adult measures about 38 centimetres (15 inches) tall, with a wingspan of 62 centimetres (24 inches). The young chick, or juvenile Common Moorhen, looks similar to its parents.
The adult Common Moorhen has dark black-grey feathers, except for a white undertail. It has a white line on its side, called a flank line. It has a red frontal shield above its yellow-tipped red beak. The female is browner and duller.
The chick has black feathers with white wispy feathers around its neck. It has a red beak without the frontal shield.
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Some animals have young that look similar to their adult parents. Other animals have young that look very different from their adult parents. The juvenile White-Naped Crane in the photograph is one month old.
The White-Naped Crane (Antigone vipio) is a large wetlands bird. The adult measures about 130 centimetres (51 inches) tall, with a large wingspan of 2 metres (6.5 feet). The young (juvenile) White-Naped Crane looks very different from its parents.
The juvenile White-Naped Crane has fluffy pale-brown and white feathers. The adult White-Naped Cranehas a grey and white striped neck and a grey body. It takes 2-3 years for the juvenile to gain its adult feathers.
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What is a group of cranes called?
A group of cranes is called a sedge of cranes, a siege of cranes, or a herd of cranes.
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What is a group of cormorants called?
A group of cormorants is called a gulp of cormorants or a flight of cormorants.
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What is a group of storks called?
A group of storks is called a mustering of storks.
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Some animals have young that look like a similar but miniature version of the adult. Other animals have young that look very different from the adult.
The young (juvenile) American Flamingo looks very different from its parents.
The American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) is a large wetland wading bird with reddish-pink feathers, a large beak, long legs, and a curved S-shaped neck.
The juvenile flamingo has fluffy grey feathers. The adult flamingo has reddish-pink well-defined feathers. It takes 2-3 years for the juvenile flamingo to gain its pink feathers.
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The Mallee Ringneck Parrot (Barnardius zonarius barnardi) is a sub-species of the Australian Ringneck. It is a medium-sized bird in the Psittaculidae family of parrots.
The Mallee Ringneck Parrot is green with a yellow ring around the back of its neck. Its head is bright green with a dark-green strip from its eye to the back of its neck. Its back, rump and wings are blue to green. Its chest is bluish-green to turquoise green with a yellowish band across its abdomen. Its broad tail is green and blue. It has a light beige beak with a red frontal band.
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The Common Swift (Apus apus) is a bird in the Apodiformes order. It looks similar to the Barn Swallow and the House Martin, but it is related to the Hummingbird and Treeswift.
The Common Swift is black-brown, except for a small patch of white or pale-grey on its chin. It has long swept-back, narrow wings that resemble the silhouette of an anchor or a boomerang. It has a short-forked tail. It has short legs.
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What is a group of sparrows called?
A group of sparrows is called a host of sparrows or a quarrel of sparrows.
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The Willie Wagtail (Rhipidura leucophyrs leucophyrs) is a passerine songbird. It is not related to the Eurasian Wagtail in the Motacillidae family. It is related to the crow, raven, drongo, and bird of paradise. It wags its tail from side to side when it is on the ground.
The Willie Wagtail has black upperparts and white underparts. It has a white eyebrow. It has a black fantail. It has a short, thin, black beak, which has a hooked tip. It has long, black legs for its size.
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What is a group of crows called?
A group of crows is called a horde of crows, a congress of crows, or a murder of crows.
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What is a group of pelicans called?
A group of pelicans is called a pod of pelicans.
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The Albert’s Lyrebird (Menura alberti) is a large passerine songbird in the Menuridae family. It is a ground-dwelling bird.
The Albert’s Lyrebird looks like a partridge or pheasant, with a plumpish body, slender neck, and a long tail. It has short, rounded wings, which makes them poor fliers.
When the tail is fanned out, the male’s large tail looks like a lyre musical instrument. His tail has 16 modified feathers. Two of the tail feathers, called medians, are broad, brown curved feathers with dark tips. There are also two thin dark feathers, called lyrates. The rest of the 12 tail feathers are white filamentaries.
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What is a group of chickens called?
A group of chickens is called a brood of chickens or a peep of chickens.
A group of young chicks is called a chattering of chicks or a clutch of chicks.
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The European Bee-Eater (Merops apiaster) is a small passerine bird in the Meropidae family of bee-eaters.
The European Bee-Eater has brown and yellow upper parts, green-grey wings, a yellow throat, and a bluish belly. It has a long, thin black mask around its orange-brown eyes, with a shiny blue line above its eye. It has a notched tail. Its beak is black. The male and female look similar, but the female tends to have greener feathers on the shoulders.
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The Eurasian Treecreeper (Certhia familiaris) is a small passerine bird. It is also known as the Common Treecreeper.
The Eurasian Treecreeper has camouflaged, patterned, light-brown and dark-brown upperparts, white underparts, and a rufous (red-brown) rump. It has a white eyebrow. Its tail is brown and long. It has a curved, dark-grey beak. It has pink-beige legs and feet, with long, hooked claws.
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The Eurasian Nuthatch (Sitta europaea) is a small bird. It is also known as the Wood Nuthatch.
The Eurasian Nuthatch is a dumpy bird with a full chest, short wings, and a short tail. It has blue-grey upperparts, whitish underparts, and a black eye-stripe. Its beak is dark-grey, long, and pointed. It has dark-brown eyes and pale brown legs.
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Why is the Carrion Crow called the Carrion Crow? How did the Carrion Crow get its name?
The Carrion Crow (Corvus corone), native to western Europe, eats carrion. Carrion is the meat of dead animals. It will also eat insects, worms, grain, seeds, fruit, frogs, eggs, and small animals.
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