Simply Six Minutes: Birdies!

Here’s a happy little chappy! I don’t know if I’d have my room painted like him, but he’s very colorful.

Note I said "he": in the bird kingdom it’s the males that are the brightly colored ones. The females are usually not that colorful. For example, the male cardinals are the red ones, while the females are kind of brown. Male robins have the reddish breast, while females have a more tan breast.

By the way, did you know that robins are thrushes? I didn’t until I looked it up just a minute ago. They belong to the family Turdidae, which frankly sounds a little gross.

I like birds. They’re the closest thing we have to the dinosaurs. They say that the notorious T. Rex probably didn’t roar so much as it chirped. Must have been why the T. rex was such a killer: the other dinosaurs were laughing at it.

Can you imagine a dinosaur colored like the bird above?

Do you get the sense I haven’t the foggiest idea what to write?

Christine Bialczak runs Simply 6 Minutes.

19 thoughts on “Simply Six Minutes: Birdies!

  1. It’s amazing how Nature can put colors so nicely together that, if we humans tried to do it with paint, it would look terrible. Learning about birds can scramble your brain. Yes, robins are thrushes and not only that, but cardinals are finches. Who knew?

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  2. The velociraptors must have just been laughing at poor T-Rex and taking his lunch away from him. I find birds so pretty and amazing with all the colours they have. I am going back to all the other posts now

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    1. I love birds. Crows fascinate me. They spend the winter here, and on an overcast day it looks like an Edmund Gorey cartoon, with the leafless trees and the crows flying around.

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  3. Hahaha, that was perfect! Many years ago we painted my son’s bedroom a color like that. Just a way of allowing him to “be his own person” and “have his own space”. After his passing it took a lot of coats of white paint to cover that! Lol. Thanks for participating!

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