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Bird Picture Description
Magpie

Habitat: Urban


Plumage Colours: Black


Diet: Like the Herring Gull and its crow cousins, they eat anything.


Info: Subject of an old wives tale, if you see two magpies its for luck.

Mallard

Habitat: Water


Plumage Colours: Grey, Brown and Green


Diet: They feast on bread chucked by people.


Info: Common all year round, they often attack their own kind!

Mandarin Duck

Habitat: Water


Plumage Colours: Brown, Purple, Yellow and White


Diet: Vegetation


Info: Have only appeared in the UK in droves having migrated from the Far East.

Moorhen

Habitat: Water


Plumage Colours: Black and Brown


Diet: A lot of stuff found in the water!


Info: They can be found on land miles away from their home.

Mute Swan

Habitat: Water


Plumage Colours: White


Diet: Molluscs, Insects and Bread.


Info: They are protected under the law by the Queen.

Parakeet

Habitat: Urban


Plumage Colours: Green


Diet: They eat seeds from trees.


Info: Noisy birds and easy to spot in the air thanks to its green plumage.

Pheasant

Habitat: Woodland


Plumage Colours: Brown


Diet: Small bits of food like seeds and grain.


Info: Often killed for sport by hunters. Has appeared on the odd occasion in Bushy Park.

Pied Wagtail

Habitat: Urban


Plumage Colours: Black and White


Diet: Insects.


Info: Can be hard to spot thanks to its size and blending in with the colour of pedestrian pavements.

Red Crested Pochard

Habitat: Water


Plumage Colours: Orange, Black and Red


Diet: Vegetation found by the edge of water.


Info: Found in during the Autumn to Winter stage.

Robin

Habitat: Urban & Woodland


Plumage Colours: Red and White


Diet: They like to eat mealworms, which are sold in supermarkets and bird food shops.


Info: Associated with Christmas, they are known to fight to the death despite the cute appearance.