Sunday, June 9, 2019

"The Vampire Birds of the Galápagos Have Fascinating Inner Lives Yes, there is such a thing as a vampire finch"

NYT:

The vampire finch has a method. First, one bird hops on the back of a resting Nazca booby, pecks at the base of the seabird’s wing, and drinks. Blood stains the booby’s white feathers.

Other finches crowd around to wait their turn, or to watch and learn.