Songbirds

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  1.   1.  About this List
  2.   2.  About Birds (General)
  3.   3.  Year Round
    1.   3.1  Warbler
    2.   3.2  Finch
    3.   3.3  Sparrow
    4.   3.4  Jay
    5.   3.5  Chickadee
    6.   3.6  Nuthatch
    7.   3.7  Other
  4.   4.  Migratory
    1.   4.1  Winter-Absent
    2.   4.2  Summer-Absent
    3.   4.3  Other
  5.   5.  Uses
  6.   6.  'Souls
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1.  About this List

This list isn't meant to display all the information about the many bird species found within 'Souls, but if there's any particular information (e.g., a particular call or a really weird looking bird) feel free to highlight it in this page, or even make a page for them if you feel it's necssary.

This list does not account for invasive species which may have been released following the 1988 apocalypse. Most species of parrot (e.g., Macaws and Eclectus parrots) and other birds kept by people would not be able to survive the cold temperatures in a Nova Scotian winter, and would likely return to more southerly climates closer mimicking their native ranges (or their native ranges themselves, in the case of parrots from South America -- they can fly, after all!).

2.  About Birds (General)

Birds are usually strongly sexually dimorphic, with the females displaying duller colors than the males. They lay eggs, most fly -- you know this stuff, right? ;D A songbird is a bird belonging to the clade Passeri of the perching birds. While almost all living birds give calls of some sort, well-developed songs are only given by a few lineages outside the songbirds.

The song in this clade is essentially territorial in that it communicates the identity and whereabouts of an individual to other birds and also signals sexual intentions. It is not to be confused with bird calls which are used for alarms and contact and are especially important in birds that feed or migrate in flocks.


3.  Year Round

3.1  Warbler

3.2  Finch

3.3  Sparrow

3.4  Jay

3.5  Chickadee

3.6  Nuthatch

3.7  Other

4.  Migratory

4.1  Winter-Absent

These birds typically winter in the south and are absent from 'Souls in winter. In summer, they return to 'Souls territories to breed.

Swallow

Warbler

Sparrow

Flycatcher

Wren

Vireo

Thrush

Other

4.2  Summer-Absent

  • Pine Grosbeak (Pinicola enucleator): These birds are from further north and spend the winters in 'Souls.

4.3  Other

  • Pine Siskin (Carduelis pinus): These birds have erratic migration patterns and may not be seen from year to year.

5.  Uses

  • Food
  • Feathers
  • Companions and pets

6.  'Souls

  • Something!
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