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06-20-2009, 11:33 AM
All of them are quotation from www.myanimalsite.net
Really nice knowledges.

An egret is any of several herons, most of which are white or buff, and several of which develop fine plumes during the breeding season. Many egrets are members of the genera Egretta or Ardea which contain other species named as herons rather than egrets. The distinction between a heron and an egret is rather vague, and depends more on appearance than biology.

Several of the egrets have been moved around from one genus to another in recent years: the Great Egret, for example, was traditionally classified as either a member of Casmoderius, Egretta or Ardea.

In the 19th and early part of the 20th century, some of the world’s egret species were endangered by relentless hunting, since hat makers in Europe and the United States demanded massive numbers of egret plumes and breeding birds were killed in locations all around the world.

Elegant Parrots

The Elegant Parrots, Elegant Grass Parakeets or Elegant Neophemas (Neophema elegans) are endemic to South-western and South-eastern Australia as well as Kangaroo Island where they prefer the open country. Their numbers are stable in their natural habitat and they are common in captivity.

The Elegant parrot is a member of the genus Neophema — also commonly referred to as Grass Parrots. These include Blue-winged parrot, Rock parrot, Scarlet-chested parrot, Turquoise parrot and the Orange bellied parrot.

Their expected lifespan is 10 or more years.


The Ovenbird, Seiurus aurocapillus, is a small songbird of the New World warbler family.

Ovenbirds are 14 cm long and weigh 18 g. They have white underparts streaked with black, and olive-brown upperparts. They have white eye rings, pinkish legs and thin pointed bills. They have orange lines on the top of their crowns, which are bordered on each side with dark brown.

The song of the Ovenbird is a loud teacher-teacher-teacher. The syllables can also be reversed, producing the pattern erteach-erteach-erteach. The call is a dry chut.

Their breeding habitats are mature deciduous and mixed forests, especially sites with less undergrowth, which can be found across Canada and the eastern United States. Ovenbirds migrate to the southeastern United States, the West Indies, and from Mexico to northern South America.

This bird seems just capable of crossing the Atlantic, as there have been a handful of records in Norway, Ireland and Great Britain. However, half of the six finds were of dead birds. A live Ovenbird on St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly in October 2004 was taken into care, as it was in bad condition.

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02-04-2011, 12:54 PM
I would like to share some more details about elegant parrots. As you have mentioned here, it is an Australian parrot. These are commonly called as Grass parrots. Here I list down some facts about this breed.

 Color: Crown and upperparts - Olive/yellow
Frontal Band - Deep blue.
Eye - Dark brown.
 Female parrots are general duller than male. Sometimes they show an orange patch on the under parts.
 These birds reach maturity at about eight to twelve months and will start breeding after another twelve months.
 Generally they are quiet. Voice mostly in the evening and morning or the time of feeding.
 They consume seeds from grasses and herbaceous plants in wild. Some will consume mealworms.
 Breeding season is from July to November or after rainfall.
 You can easily take care of them as they are generally non-aggressive.
 It is better to keep one pair per aviary or with other non-aggressive parrot species.