The red fleshy growth on a rooster's head is called a comb, or a cockscomb. There are many spelling variations such as coxcomb. A rooster's comb varies in color, depending on breed and health. A healthy comb is used to attract mates. Large bright red combs are attractive to females.
Small or dull combs are less attractive to hens. The comb helps the rooster stay cool in warm weather with increased blood flow. There are nine possible comb shapes for a rooster, such as the carnation comb, or the walnut comb. Hens also have combs, but they are much smaller.Learn More
The best binoculars for bird watching are the general-purpose, outdoor-wildlife binoculars known as safari binoculars. These binoculars are ideal for watching wildlife as well as for bird watching.Full Answer >
Ducks primarily eat aquatic plants, but they are omnivorous and also eat insects, crustaceans, mollusks, frogs and small fish. Ducks forage for their food and eat whatever is available, although vegetation makes up the core portion of their diet.Full Answer >
The eastern bluebird lays the smallest blue egg – approximately 4/5 of an inch – of all the songbirds that lay blue eggs. The eggs of western and mountain bluebirds are slightly larger than the eastern bluebirds, but smaller than the eggs of robins, blue jays, starlings, thrushes and catbirds.Full Answer >
To build a squirrel baffle, perforate a stovepipe cap, insert a stovepipe, screw it in place, slip a pole inside the baffle, attach a clamp, and rest the baffle on it. This one-hour project requires a stovepipe, a pipe cap, a hose clamp, screws, a screwdriver, a drill and pliers.Full Answer >