Some birds are attracted to shiny objects such as bells, coins, jewellery.
This article discusses the attraction of some birds to shiny objects and how this can be beneficial or harmful depending on the circumstances.
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Contents1 Blue Jay2 American Crow3 Eurasian Magpie4 Mynah5 Western Jackdaw6 Burrowing Owl7 Satin Bowerbird
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The Blue Jay is a bird native to eastern North America.
Blue Jays are known to have an interest in shiny things.
These birds are easy to be attracted to by reflective things such as pieces of tin foil or coin keys.
They have been seen pecking aluminum cans and even discarded car wraps, not realizing that these objects are not food.
While the blue jay may seem like a nuisance to some people, it’s actually just trying to find something edible.
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The American Crow is a large, black bird that can be found in North America.
The crow lives mainly on land, but also spends time living near water sources such as rivers or lakes.
This bird has a very distinctive voice and is the most common hookup in North America.
These birds are also known to live up to 8 years!
Crows like shiny things like keys, coins, anything metal; so you can often find them rummaging through your trash or stealing your food.
It’s not unusual to see a crow flying off and grabbing something reflected off the ground, and even the foil of a chewing gum wrapper might catch their attention.
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Magpies are a black and white bird that can be found all over the world.
They are mostly known for their tendency to steal shiny objects, but they don’t quite deserve this reputation.
It’s true that sometimes they take shiny things back home, but it’s not because they want to steal them; instead, these birds are frightened when humans approach and take whatever was on the ground at the time and fly away, so they can retrieve it and examine it further.
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They can be found all over Australia and Asia, but they are not native to the continent. They were brought there from Africa and Southern Europe about 200 years ago.
These birds are very curious and are easily attracted by reflective objects.
For best results, hang reflective objects like bells or mirrors on branches and leave a few hanging around.
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The Western Jackdaw is an omnivorous bird that can be found in Europe, Western Asia and North Africa.
They have also been known to imitate other birds such as crows or magpies.
Crows are a type of crow that has been seen as thieves for centuries.
It’s not just what they steal that makes them outcasts, it’s how they do it – they swoop down on their target with speed and precision, then fly away with any shiny object that catches their eye. Jackdaws are intelligent birds with strong social skills, and this intelligence may be why they go after things that stand out.
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The Burrowing Owl is a species of owl native to the Americas.
Owls have special hairs on their faces called ‘whiskers’ that help them detect objects.
They are often overlooked when people think of birds, but they are actually quite fascinating.
They are often seen picking up small shiny objects from the ground to use in their burrows.
They are found all over North America and can be identified by their large heads and large yellow eyes with brown stripes surrounding them.
Burrowing owls like to collect shiny things for their nests, such as bottle caps, pieces of glass, jewelry, or anything else that catches light easily.
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They build structures made of sticks, called arbors, and equip it with shiny objects like chewing gum wrappers, plastic sticks, pens, and everything else.
This bird species has a unique ability to turn trash into treasure.
The males have been known to spend weeks building their gazebo and decorating it with colorful objects they find around the forest floor or human settlements.
This unique ability has intrigued scientists for years.
It turns out that these birds have a genetic mutation that makes them more attracted to shiny things than other birds!
Males view these objects as opportunities to use them in mating rituals or other behaviors that stem from an instinctive need for brightness.