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Clean Your Birdfeeders Regularly To Promote Bird Health

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from Bird Nut Blog

Splendid Fairywren

The females of superb fairy-wren start singing to their unhatched eggs in order to teach the embryo a “password,” a single unique note, which nestlings must later incorporate into their begging calls in order to get fed. This trick allows fairy-wren parents to distinguish between their own offspring and those of cuckoo species that invade their nests. The females also teach the pass-note to their mates.

Help birds find nesting for spring by setting out a spiral (or even just an empty suet feeder) stuffed with wool or nesting fluff (available at any pet store in the small animal section).