Sunday, April 26, 2015

Verdin

Verdin are found in the desert south west of the United States and in the northern half on Mexico. They built two types of oven nests, one for roosting and one for breeding. The nests built for roosting tend to have heaver walls and help the Verdin conserve heat in the winter nights. The brooding nests are a bit larger and thinner. The outer course stick shell is built by the males and the inner fine work is completed by the females.

verdin 3-24-2009 3-35-23 PM

verdin 3-25-2009 4-05-50 PM-2

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

2 comments:

Roy Norris said...

Some great shots Steve. Unusual colouring.

Wilma said...

This is a new bird to me, Steve. Beautiful shots and a nice bit of natural history to put it context!

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