Jola Naibi

Writer and amateur photog. I seek to inspire and inform with the words I write and share and the photos I take. I have written a book of short stories: Terra Cotta Beauty, and I am working on a lot more. Reading and writing fuel my energy. In reading, I explore this vast and diverse world, in writing, I employ my over-active imagination and address the 'what-if' questions that life often throws at us.


The Most Common Bird in the World is . . . . . .

By on July 27, 2010

…is the chicken – the Red Jungle Fowl, with a population of over 23 billion. Chickens were first domesticated in Asia – Vietnam, made their way to Greece and then the rest of the Europe before making it to the rest of the world. They are eaten more than any land animal because of their low cost making them easily affordable, also putting them on the top of the list of most common birds.

In terms of totally wild birds the European House Sparrow takes the lead. It was also made popular by European settlers and can be found in two-thirds of planet Earth.

The world’s rarest bird is however, harder to determine some say that it is the Orange-necked Partridge which was last seen in 1927.

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    July 28, 2010

    I rememeber chasing the fowl in the neighbourhood. Wow!