Brooding over White Stork nest behaviours

In birds, behaviours of nestlings and provisioning adult birds are greatly varied. In most species, jostling by senior nestlings to reduce food access of younger nestlings is common. In birds like storks where chicks are altricial, or featherless and blind at hatching, competition for food among nestlings is a common feature. The bigger and more…Continue reading Brooding over White Stork nest behaviours

Touchy-feely Crested Ibis fare better amid visual egrets

Feeding in flocks is hard work. And no one knows this more than ibises. Jostling ibis flocks in marshes are common, and fights often break out as birds try to get at food before their neighbours can. Flock-feeding is not all about competition though – more eyes and ears make for a safer feeding experience.…Continue reading Touchy-feely Crested Ibis fare better amid visual egrets