Niger seed/Nyjer seed is a thin black seed with a high natural oil content that provides a high calorie food source for a wide range of wild birds but are particulary suited to Finches and Sparrows whose beaks or bills are well adapted to getting to the inside of the shell of these small seeds. They are best fed from special Nyjer feeders which have very small feeding ports to prevent the small seeds from spilling out of the feeder and some have perches set above the port meaning the birds have to hang upside down to feed. Sparrows and Finches are very adept at this style of feeding whereas other birds are not so keen so competition for this food source is kept limited.
High-energy, no mess
Perfect for all year round feeding
Rich in oil and protein
Will attract a wide variety of wild garden birds