Sunday, February 28, 2010

Cute Little Songbirds


These four fine fellows all call New Zealand home - but none of them came here on their own. They were introducted by the early European Settlers. Other birds - like the Robin Red Breast, did not establish but these, the dunnock, the skylark, thrush, blackbird, starling and numerous others all rather liked their new home and flourished in the newly cleared farmland - land where no native bird would flit.

These species are: Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Yellowhammer and Redpoll.

And finally, there's this cheeky chappy:

I think there's very few people anywhere in the world that would fail to recognise the House Sparrow. But did you know, the size of his black bib displays how dominant he is in Sparrow Society?

Tomorrow I shall be working on: "Evil but Cute!"

1 comment:

LuvLoz said...

As always I love all your bird artwork! :)