Sunday, 4 October 2015

Blue throat

Here is a video I took of a Blue throat

Blue throats are one of my favourite birds, because of their amazing colouration. They got their name because of the colour on their throats (blue). The blue throat is a similar size to a European robin (13-14 cm).  Females don't have as strong a blue colour on their throats as the males do. Juveniles are freckled and spotted (the blue colour develops the older they get).  Their main diet is insects but they also eat fruit and seeds. The female will only lay 5-6 eggs and it will take 14-15 days for them to hatch. There are no Blue throats in England!!


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