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What's a conure?

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If nature had talent shows, birds might win best dressed & musically talented. They're important to every eco-system as pollinators, seed dispersers, and rodent population controllers. Birds come in all shapes, sizes, and colours. They can communicate by unique calls, screeches and songs. This lesson will focus on the different types of conures that are among over 9000 different species of birds.

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If you would like to learn more about other species of birds check out these two amazing websites to further your learning. Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Audubon Society are both great resources that offer well curated information about birds.The Canadian Museum of Nature has a wonderful digital resource to browse virtual galleries. The video host mentioned the classification of animals. Here is a link from Birds.com to explain that a bit more.If you would like to learn more about Ginger the green-cheeked conure here is another video about her. In case you wanted to learn more about Ecuador the Jenday conure then you'll love this follow up video.Some things to understand before you welcome a bird into your home.
With so many species of birds on our planet to learn about, some popular breeds have been extracted from their natural habitats or bred in captivity to live in homes and zoos. Many times owners of animals do not realize the amount of work/care or financial investment required to properly provide a safe habitat for their bird(s), and end up having to give them away to organizations like the Humane Society. It is always best to do your research first. Ask questions to the experts by reaching out before making any commitments that might not be sustainable. Then if you do decide to bring a bird home, it will be the start of a very rewarding experience.
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Markham, Ontario, Canada
It is interesting to think that the closest living relatives to dinosaurs are not lizards, but birds. This article from Scientific American opened my eyes to this fact. Interestingly enough, the more I learn about birds the cooler they become. Modern day birds are continually adapting to their surroundings and it is this ability that ensures their survival in cities where glass and concrete dominate the landscape. In your opinion what are some of the things that humans can do to help birds in urban settings so they do not end up extinct like their distant relatives?
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