Basic and Quick Bird Egg Identification Chart

Close up of Twig Nest with two blue unhatched bird eggs

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?

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Lets start off from the smallest egg (A) and work our way up towards the largest egg (H).

LETTER SIZE (HxW) MOTHER BIRD
A1.7 x 1.3 cmFinch
B1.76 x 1.4 cmCanary
C1.8 x 1.4 cmParrotlet or Budgie
D2.2 x 1.9 cmLovebird
E2.4 x x 2.0cmGreen Cheek Conure or Lorikeet
F3.2 x 2.5 cmIndian Ringneck or Sun Conure
G3.7 x 3.0 cmAfrican Grey, Eclectus or Amazon Parrot
H4.8 x 3.8 cmMacaws

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.

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