Yellow Hammer Bird Facts
Yellow hammer birds can be found heavily in open areas where there are lots of trees and bushes. These birds are 15 to 17 mm in length and can be easily seen in Europe especially in New Zealand and Asia. Also, these birds were termed as the most widespread birds in Britain and Ireland in late 19th century. The male and female yellow hammers birds can be identified very easily on the basis of their colors as you can see in the yellow hammer pictures. Male birds have dark yellow head, yellow body and brown back with heavy strikes. On the other hand, female birds have a dull yellow color having more strikes and lines on their body than the male birds.
Presenting to you some interesting facts about this beautiful bird:
1. The yellow hammer birds were very first introduced in 1862 in New Zealand and most of their population is now residing there.
2. Yellow Hammer birds are very interesting in terms of building nests which they do not build on trees. Rather they build their nest on the grounds with the help of grass. For this reason, these birds are mainly found on lower grounds hopping, singing, flapping and tapping their tails on the lands.
3. Known for their best singing abilities, Yellowhammer birds can be distinguished among so many other birds when they start singing. Their voice is very attractive and pleasant to hear.
4. The scientific yellow hammer facts place them in the Kingdom Animalia, Phylum Chordata, Class Aves, Order Passeriformes, Family Emberizidae, Genre Emberiza and Species E.citrinella. Binomially yellow hammer birds are known as Emberiza citrinella.
5. Most of the yellow hammer birds reside in Europe and Asia. When winter season arrives these birds start migrating towards south from north side. Also, in winters these birds always prefer to fly and roam in flocks.