Niger is a small, thin, black seed from the African Yellow Daisy. These seeds are high in energy (584 kcal/100g) and are composed of 5% water, 20% carbohydrates, 51% total fat and 21% protein. Niger Seed is a fairly specialist food in that it needs to be dispensed from a dedicated niger seed feeder which has very small access holes to suit the tiny seeds. This seed is mostly eaten by the finch family, goldfinch, greenfinch, siskin and redpol.
Niger comes in its tiny black husk which the birds must then split in order to get at the high oil content seed. There will be a fair amount of this black husk scattered on the ground underneath a niger feeder, but other ground frequenting birds will sift through it looking for any remaining seed.
Bear in mind that if you or your neighbour is feeding Sunflower Hearts, the niger may become a second choice depending on how busy the sunflower heart feeders are.
Birds attracted to Niger:
Mostly this will be finches such as siskin, goldfinch, greenfinch, redpol and sparrows.
Feeding through a dedicated niger seed feeder.
Depending on pack size, you will receive your bird food in a cardboard box lined with plastic, or in a zip tie plastic bag within a grey postal bag. The plastic ensures the product remains clean, fresh and dry.
Depending on pack size your product will be sent by DPD overnight carriers, Royal Mail Large Letter format or Royal Mail Small Parcel format.