Asked by: Pearly Nutzelasked in category: General Last Updated: 13th February, 2020
What kind of birds eat seeds?
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Also question is, what is the best seed for wild birds?
Here is the best bird seed you can buy:
- Best wild bird seed overall: Valley Splendor Black Oil Sunflower.
- Best wild bird seed mix: Wagner's Greatest Variety Mix.
- Best no-mess wild bird seed: Lyric Sunflower Kernels.
- Best bird seed to attract finches: Wagner's Nyjer Seed.
Also, what seeds do sparrows eat? House Sparrows readily eat birdseed including millet, milo, and sunflower seeds. Urban birds readily eat commercial bird seed. In summer, House Sparrows eat insects and feed them to their young.
Accordingly, why do birds eat seeds?
This behavior is called caching. By storing seeds, the birds ensure they will have something to eat later when food is scarce. Caching has long been of interest to ornithologists and animal behaviorists, and their research has taught us some amazing things about the behavior and the birds that perform it.
Which sunflower seed is best for birds?
Black oil sunflower seeds are the most common and are great for most songbirds, while the larger striped sunflower seeds are suitable for larger birds with stronger bills. Hulled sunflower kernels and chips are also popular with smaller birds because they are easier to eat, though they can be more expensive.