スポンサーサイト 

上記の広告は1ヶ月以上更新のないブログに表示されています。
新しい記事を書く事で広告が消せます。

Eggs in the Courtyard Pond  

Now that we are in the breeding season of ducks and Golden Pheasants in the Courtyard, occasionally you can see an egg rolling on the path around the pond. If you are lucky enough, you might be able to see the moment of a bird laying eggs.

On this issue, let's have a look at several kind of eggs. Can you guess which egg is laid by what kind of bird?

This is the first one.

SANY0662_convert_20090422135957.jpg
weight:ca. 48g
height:ca. 6cm


It's an egg of Mallard Duck.
convert_20090422144157.jpg
On this picture it looks orangish, but in fact it's a tinge of greenish blue, without a single spot.

Mallard Ducks lay 9 to 13 eggs and sit on them for about 28 days.



Then, the second. Can you guess whose egg this is?
SANY0653_convert_20090422135922.jpg
weight:ca. 27g
height:ca. 5cm


Here's the answer, Golden Pheasant.

Compared to that of Mallard Duck, egg of Golden Pheasant has somewhat acute top and it's smaller in size. It's pale orange.
Golden Pheasants lay 6 to 12 eggs and sit on them for about 22 days.

20081213154924s_20090422143140.jpg
A female Golden Pheasant.


The last.
SANY0670_convert_20090422140049.jpg
weight:ca. 289g
height:ca. 11cm


It's an egg of Mute Swan.
SANY0145_convert_20090422143701a.jpg
Its colour is a tinge of greenish blue like Mallard Duck, but it's much larger and heavier than that. The swan lays an egg every other day, 5 to 6 in total and the eggs hatch out in 35 to 36 days.


SANY0668_convert_20090422140026a.jpg
A comparison of three eggs. You can see that the swan is far larger than other two.

スポンサーサイト

コメント

コメントの投稿















管理者にだけ表示を許可する

トラックバック

この記事のトラックバックURL
http://kobekemultilingual.blog81.fc2.com/tb.php/37-5340b891

上記広告は1ヶ月以上更新のないブログに表示されています。新しい記事を書くことで広告を消せます。