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Your Cockatiel’s Body and How it Works

Cockatiels are hardy birds and rarely get sick. Even if they do, it can sometimes be difficult to tell, as they continue to act normally. But with a little education, early detection and good care, the odds for recovery are great. The cockatiel’s body is similar to any mammals body. Cockatiels and mammals both have skin, skeletons, respiratory, digestive, cardiovascular, excretory and nervous systems, as well as sensory organs. Let us take a brief look at how these systems work together. The cockatiel’s skin is difficult to see under all the feathers, but if you part the feathers gently, you will see a thin almost translucent skin beneath. Birds don’t have sweat glands, so they have to cool themselves off by holding their wings slightly open and holding the beak open. Make sure never to leave your cockatiel in the heat of the sun, as they can overheat very quickly, and if he gets heat stroke will require veterinary care. Birds are the only animals that have feathers. Feathers serve many purposes. They help birds to fly, keep them warm, attract the attention of potential mates, and birds also use their feathers to scare away predators. A cockatiel has between 5 000 and 6 000 feathers on its body. Cockatiels have different types of feathers – contour feathers, down feathers, semi plume feathers and flight feathers. Cockatiels keep their...

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Hunters_b&w_12

Bird hunters in Piqua, Ohio hunting Pheasant. Posted by RichS85 on 2014-08-26 20:01:04 Tagged: , hunters , hunting , rifles , men , activity , woods , Pheasant , bird hunting , bird , conservation , outdoors , nature , hunt , Piqua , Ohio ,...

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St Peter, Upwood, Cambridgeshire

GWUK-1763 Uploaded for the Guess Where UK group. The Church of ST. PETER consists of a chancel (24 ft. by 15 ft.), nave (43 ft. by 16½ ft.), north chapel (11½ ft. by 12 ft.), north aisle (39½ ft. by 10½ ft.), south aisle (9 ft. wide), and west tower (7¼ ft. by 7¼ ft. The walls are of rubble with stone dressings, those of the chancel patched with brickwork, and the roofs are covered with lead. Of the church mentioned in the Domesday Survey (1086), which was probably of timber, nothing remains, but about the year 1100 a...

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Sparrowhawk

This was taken a little while ago, around the time when we were visited by the Pheasant. Marc pictured a Sparrowhawk in a tree for his theme a while ago and it seems the Sparrowhawk likes the fact that we are attracting the smaller birds with our Sunflower Hearts. This one was sat on the decking, watching them feed … and then it was as if they suddenly became aware and they just vanished. This one just sat on, even as we were moving around the other side of the patio window to get the picture. Posted by fraserpaul@btinternet.com...

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Ring-necked Pheasant

female Posted by janelle.streed on 2018-04-16 01:49:25 Tagged: , ring-necked pheasant , pheasant , phasianus colchicus , female animals , birds , animals , wildlife , nature , outdoors , minnesota ,...

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