Of course we all know what a chicken egg looks. Have you ever found an egg and wondered which bird it could belong to? Can you label these eggs to its birdie mamma?
Lets start off from the smallest egg (A) and work our way up towards the largest egg (H).
|LETTER||SIZE (HxW)||MOTHER BIRD|
|A||1.7 x 1.3 cm||Finch|
|B||1.76 x 1.4 cm||Canary|
|C||1.8 x 1.4 cm||Parrotlet or Budgie|
|D||2.2 x 1.9 cm||Lovebird|
|E||2.4 x x 2.0cm||Green Cheek Conure or Lorikeet|
|F||3.2 x 2.5 cm||Indian Ringneck or Sun Conure|
|G||3.7 x 3.0 cm||African Grey, Eclectus or Amazon Parrot|
|H||4.8 x 3.8 cm||Macaws|
If you do ever find a nest with eggs but no birds in sight, do not touch the eggs. In most cases, the parents have either been frightened off and are watching over nearby or out feeding. Rest assured, they will return to incubate their eggs and ensure a safe hatching. Eggs are very fragile and any physical contact can increase the risk of disease transmission as well as premature hatching if not handled correctly.