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Parent Songbirds

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As a rule, parent songbirds, even if they themselves prefer fruits and seeds, feed their young an animal diet rich in proteins – insects and other small invertebrates — and they do so fairly frequently.  The contents of a pair of chickadees’ beaks that you see here are only a few of the meals that were delivered to their young within two short hours this morning.

One response

  1. Martha Cook

    What a nice variety of food. The parents are doing a lovely job of providing a well-rounded diet.

    June 7, 2011 at 1:06 am

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