Asked by: Pearly Nutzel
asked in category: General Last Updated: 13th February, 2020

What kind of birds eat seeds?

All forms of sunflower seeds are relished by finches, chickadees, nuthatches, grosbeaks, cardinals, jays and even some species of woodpeckers. There's only one problem with sunflower seed—bully birds, such as blackbirds, European starlings and grackles, also love it, especially if it's served in a tray feeder.

Click to see full answer.

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.

37 Related Question Answers Found

What should you not feed birds?

What should you not feed wild birds?

Does rice make birds explode?

What is the best food for wild birds?

What kind of seed is in bird seed?

Will birds eat wet seed?

What kind of bird feed should I get?

What should you not feed pigeons?

Do Birds Know Who feeds them?

Do birds eat seeds whole?

Do birds eat from feeders at night?

What foods have seeds?

What is in wild bird seed?

What is the storing behavior called?