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Ash-throated Fly Catcher
  • When baby birds leave the nest for the first time, it’s called fledging.
  • Both the female and male Ash-throated flycatcher catch bugs for their nestlings.
  • A baby Ash-throated flycatcher is called a nestling.
  • Fishing line takes 600 years to break down.
  • When fish lay their eggs, this is considered spawning.
  • The male largemouth bass builds the nest.
  • Baby fish are called fry.
  • Baby frogs are called tadpoles.
  • Nocturnal refers to being active at night but sleeping during the day.
  • Bats can eat three times their body weight in insects every night.
  • Bats are nocturnal.
  • Baby bats are called pups.
  • Bat poop is called guano.
  • Guano is used as fertilizer and some places mine it.
  • A baby burro is called a foal.
  • A male burro is called a Jack.
  • A female burro is called a Jennie.
  • A baby coyote is called a pup. Multiple pups is called a litter.
  • A coyote can have up to 12 pups in a litter.
  • A Baby deer is called a fawn.
  • A female deer is referred to as a doe.
  • A male deer is referred to as a buck.
  • A herd is referred to as a group of deer.
  • Does can birth twins. This is based on the health of the herd.
  • The time frame in which something is grown before birth in known as the gestation period.
  • A dove’s typical size nest will have two eggs.
  • Male Mourning Dove, when mature, will have a Rosey red colored chest and what is known as a silver cap on his head.
  • Doves have a steady wing beat when flying, whereas other birds tend to coast for a little bit in flight.
  • Plastic bottles take 450 years to break down.
  • The American Kestrel nesting boxes must be placed ½ mile apart due to them being territorial.
  • A baby tortoise is called a hatchling.
  • A baby owl is called an owlet.
  • Burrowing owls don’t like to be located next to trees.
  • Burrowing owls live in burrows in the ground.
  • Baby quail are called buttons.
  • A large group of quail is referred to as a covey.
  • Baby rabbits are called kittens.
  • Rabbit hair is also known as lapin.
  • Not all snakes lay eggs, but instead give live birth.
  • Snakes can strike 2/3rds of their body length.
  • A snake can still contain venom in its fangs even when it’s dead. Therefore, even after the snake is dead, it is still considered venomous and as such the fangs of the snake should not be touched.
  • A Baby goose is called a gosling.
  • A large group of birds is called a flock.
  • An adult male Mallard is referred to as a Drake.
  • An adult female mallard is referred to as a hen.
  • An adult male Northern Pintail is referred to as a Bull Sprig.
  • A baby Sandhill Crane is called a Colt.
  • Male birds are usually more colorful than the female birds.