Friday, December 31, 2010
Black-Capped Chickadees of the Vermilon River. A Post to Camera Critters
Now some facts about chickadees which absolutely amaze me:
1) Chickadees can remember for at least 28 days where they hide their food.
2) They drop their temperature at night by 10-12 degrees C. below daytime temperature to conserve energy.
3) They feed their young 6-14 times per hour.
4) They have an established hierarchy based on aggressiveness.
5)They have 15 different calls to communicate with their flock.
Who ever made up the word birdbrained ? I know people who can't do any of the above including look after their kids.
The data is from Who's Who in The Hinterland.
A Post to Camera Critters.