Village Indigobird

Vidua chalybeata
Scale 5 Diat: herbivore , Hierachy 2

Play: The Village Indigobird has a FLIGHT of 2.
Fact: The Village Indigobird is a brood parasite which lays its eggs in the nests of red-billed fire finches.

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Graphic by David Orrwww.davidorogenic.com
Photo by David Blankeol.org/data_objects/31429517
The village indigobird or steelblue widowfinch (Vidua chalybeata) is a small songbird belonging to the family Viduidae. Origin and phylogeny has been obtained by Antonio Arnaiz-Villena et al.[2] Estrildinae may have originated in India and dispersed thereafter (towards Africa and Pacific Ocean habitats). It is a resident breeding bird in most of Africa south of […] read more

Darwin’s Tanager

Pipraeidea darwinii
Scale 5 Diat: omnivore , Hierachy 3
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Play: Darwin’s Tanager has a FLIGHT of 2.
Fact: The Darwin’s Tanager is considered a separate subspecies from the blue and yellow tanager, because it has a green back instead of a black one.

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Graphic by Robert Ballwww.robertmball.com/
The blue-and-yellow tanager (Pipraeidea bonariensis) is a species of bird in the Thraupidae family, thetanagers. It is found in Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, extreme northern border Chile, andAndean Peru and Ecuador. Some southern region birds migrate northeastwards in the austral winter into eastern Bolivia and northeastern Argentina; also Paraguay where the birds are only […] read more

Darwin’s Rhea

Rhea pennata
Scale 7 Diat: omnivore , Hierachy 3

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Play: Darwin’s Rhea has a MOVE of 2.
Fact: Darwin was searching for this bird, and first came across it on his dinner table when Conrad Martens, an artist on board the H.M.S. Beagle, accidentally shot one for a meal.

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The lesser rhea stands at 90 to 100 cm (35–39 in) tall. Length is 92 to 100 cm (36–39 in) and weight is 15 to 28.6 kg (33–63 lb).[2][5] Like most ratites, it has a small head and a small bill, the latter measuring 6.2 to 9.2 cm (2.4 to 3.6 in), but has long legs and a long neck. It has relatively larger wings than […] read more

Floreana Mockingbird

Mimus trifasciatus
Scale 5 Diat: omnivore , Hierachy 3
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Play: The Floreana Mockingbird has a FLIGHT of 2.
Fact: The Floreana Mockingbird is critically endangered and is on the brink of extinction.

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Graphic by Simon Gurrwww.gurrillustration.com/
The Floreana mockingbird or Charles mockingbird (Mimus trifasciatus) is a bird species in the family Mimidae. It is endemic to Floreana, one of the Galápagos Islands of Ecuador; at present it only occurs on offshore islets however. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry shrubland. The Floreana mockingbird is also known as Darwin’s mockingbird, […] read more

Robin

Erithacus rubecula
Scale 5 Diat: omnivore , Hierachy 3
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Play: The Robin has a FLIGHT of 2.

Fact:bThe avian magnetic compass of the robin has been extensively researched and uses Vision Based Magnetoreception.

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Graphic by W.Swaysland (1883)
The European robin (Erithacus rubecula), most commonly known in AnglophoneEurope simply as the robin, is a small insectivorous passerine bird, specifically achat, that was formerly classed as a member of the thrush family (Turdidae), but is now considered to be an Old World flycatcher. Around 12.5–14.0 cm (5.0–5.5 in) in length, the male and female are similar […] read more

Common Chaffinch

Fringilia coelebs
Scale 5 Diat: omnivore , Hierachy 3
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Play: The Chaffinch has a FLIGHT of 2.

Fact: The Chaffinch’s powerful song is very well known, and its fink or vink sounding call gives the finch family its English name.

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Graphic by Thomas Lord (1791)
The common chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs), usually known simply as the chaffinch, is a common and widespread small passerine bird in the finch family. The male is brightly coloured with a blue-grey cap and rust-red underparts. The female is much duller in colouring but both sexes have two contrasting white wings-bars and white sides to the […] read more