Black oil sunflower seed is the most familiar and most popular type of bird seed, for good reason. With this one type of seed in your feeders, you can attract dozens of bird species to your yard. Black oil sunflower seeds are fed as whole seeds and birds will crack the hulls to get at the nutritious meat.
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When compared to striped sunflower seeds, black oil seeds are meatier and have a higher oil content, giving birds more nutrition and calories in every bite. Black oil seeds also have thinner shells, making them easier for small birds to crack.
The general nutritional components of black oil sunflower seed are:
28 percent fat
25 percent fiber
15 percent protein
A and B vitamins
This makes black oil sunflower seed a valuable and nutritious part of any bird’s diet.
How to Feed Sunflower Seeds to Birds
Sunflower seeds are best offered in hopper, platform, or tray feeders since the seeds are too large for many tube and mesh feeders.
Sunflower seeds can also be sprinkled directly on the ground for ground-feeding birds,