Popular Birds

Why they are so popular

The top five ornamental birds Budgerigars, cockatiels, rosy-faced lovebirds, zebra finches and canaries are the most popular of all ornamental birds. We’ll tell you what makes them so special. Budgerigars Budgerigars are very intelligent and are quite linguistically talented. They stay playful and inquisitive to a ripe old age and, with enough dedication, can become […]

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Jackdaw

Telling the difference between a Jackdaw and a raven or a crow is quite simple, even though they all belong to the raven family. The Jackdaw is significantly smaller than other ravens due to its short neck, beak and short tail.

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Wrens

Wrens will grow to be ten centimetres in length. This means they are one of the smallest birds you’ll see in your garden. They will live in the protection of bushes, in anywhere from a valley to a garden hedge. Their diet consists of spiders, insects and berries. This tiny bird is easily recognised as it normally points its tail upwards.

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Starling

The Starling will grow to about 22cm in length. They are known for their cheery, happy songs and for spending the winter time in our gardens. The colouring of the starling will depend on the time of year and on the bird’s age.

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Song Thrushes

Song Thrushes will grow to be about 23cm in length. They are slightly smaller than blackbirds but look similar to female blackbirds because of their brown plumage. They have dark brown feathers, with a white underside and a brownish red breast.

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Robins

Robins will grow to about 14cm in length. They have a bright red chest and extremely thin legs. Robins have a beautiful song that makes them a fairytale bird. Robins are members of the thrush species.

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House Sparrow

The birds commonly known as sparrows can be found all over Europe. Plants and insects are their main source of food. The sparrow belongs to the family of weaver birds. The house sparrow is the most well known of the sparrow species. There are around 36 species of sparrow found all over the world.

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Blue Tits

The Blue Tit grows to a length of about 12cm. They are characterised by their bright blue wings and tail. They have a yellow underside and have one black spot. These birds live in Northwest Africa, Europe and the Near East. They are found in parks and gardens feeing on berries and insects

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Blackbirds

A blackbird is around 25cm long and is distinguished by their yellow beak. Male blackbirds have black feathers while the females have brown plumage. The blackbird is a member of the thrush family. They eat fruit, insects and berries. Blackbirds are known as the most common bird and can be found in gardens, parks and even forests.

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Zebra Finches profile

Zebra finches have blossomed to become the most popular parlour birds next to budgerigars and canaries. That’s quite something, in view of the strong competition among colourful exotic birds. Why, then, is this little trumpeter so much loved? The experts from Maxi Zoo answer the question.

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Rosellas profile

Rosellas are at least as well known as the smaller, not so brightly coloured budgerigars. They are perfect for those who like large birds but find parrots too loud, as they are quiet, easy to care for and can be tamed quickly. The experts from Maxi Zoo introduce the Eastern Rosella.

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Parrots profile

The beauty of their colourful feathers, their ability to imitate human speech and their role in fantastic stories like pirate adventures make parrots an animal that have always fascinated humans.

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Cockatiels-FAQ

Cockatiels continue to enjoy their popularity as one of our favourite pet birds. There has been no lack of demand for the colourful parrots. However, before we decide to bring one of these beautiful birds into our home, we should obtain plenty of information about them.

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Canary profile

The songs of the canary has always enchanted any humans within earshot. From the Canary Islands, they came to the Spanish mainland where monks bred them and sold them for high prices all over Europe.

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Budgie profile

Budgies are the most popular birds in Irish households. They are not difficult to keep, are very sociable, tame and quick to learn. The experts from Maxi Zoo explain what bird lovers should observe when keeping these little parrots.

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