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Woodstock bunting

A species of woodstock, European woodstock, on a tree branch.

A woodstock (also known as a lickie) is a bird species that is part of a bunting family. It is very closely related to the northern cardinal. There are more than 155 species of woodstocks.

Distribution and habitats

Woodstocks were originally native to forests, swamps, grasslands, shrublands, tropical rainforests (jungles), and subtropical rainforests of both Europe and Asia, but seven species of woodstocks were introduced to Australia, England, Hawaii, and North America as pet birds and became invasive species as a result. They are also listed as one of the 100 worst invasive species. They also thrive well in human settlements.

Diet

They are omnivores, feeding on seeds, wheat, nuts, berries, roots, tubers, insects, and even eggs of some lizards and snake species, but will also consume some man-made food like bread, etc.

Behavior

They can be solitary or social depending on an individual, but one thing's for sure that unlike almost all bird species that survives well in human settlements, they seem very "tame" towards humans, dylanuses and sapient beings (except vampires), and even some dog breeds (especially beagles, poodles, terriers, etc) as symbiontic species, despite being wild animals, as a result, the dylanuses, dogs, and (most) sapient species are very friendly towards woodstocks.

Breeding

Most woodstocks start breeding during spring, while the ones from tropical rainforests breeds all year round, with egg laying seasons starting almost 4 weeks after mating, and the eggs hatch about 3 weeks after being laid. They usually build nests in trees branches, in holes on/in trees, in bushes, in tunnels dug by gophers and other burrowers, in birdhouses, on roofs of buildings, in crevices of buildings, and on/in abandoned buildings to lay their eggs. Mothers protecting their eggs and chicks are aggressive towards many animals that eat eggs such as rats and among others, but strangely, aren't aggressive towards sapient beings, dylanusids, and certain dog breeds, probably because they ignore the woodstock eggs and prefer something else to feed on, or it could be that the symbiontic behavior is having a strong effect on the behavior of sapient beings, dylanusids, and certain dog breeds.

Popularity

Woodstocks are very popular that one woodstock species, the European woodstock, appears frequently in Peanuts comics and cartoon series, as well as the 2015 Peanuts film. Their symbiontic behavior towards humans and other sapient species, dogs, and dylanuses could have been an inspiration for one of the woodstocks, which is shown to be very friendly to a fictional beagle "Snoopy".

Custom Animals Woodstock

Custom Animals Woodstock

Woodstock
  • Domain: Eukarya
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Subphylum: Vertebrata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Suborder: Passeri
  • Family: Emberizidae
  • Genus: Latinornis
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