By Melissa C. McDade
Grzimek's pupil Animal lifestyles source: Birds bargains readers finished and easy-to-use info on Earth's birds. Entries are prepared by way of taxonomy, the technology in which dwelling issues are labeled into comparable teams. every one access comprises sections on actual features; geographic diversity; habitat; vitamin; habit and copy; animals and folks; and conservation prestige. kin entries are via a number of species bills and a spread map and photograph or representation for every species. Entries finish with an inventory of books, periodicals, and sites which may be used for additional learn.
Each quantity of Grzimek's pupil Animal lifestyles source: Birds contains a pronunciation consultant for clinical names, a word list, an summary of birds, an inventory of species within the set through biome, an inventory of species through geographic position, and an index. The set has 640 full-color maps, images, and illustrations to brighten up the textual content, and sidebars offer extra evidence and similar information.
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The female lays two to three white eggs in a cup-shaped nest that is anchored to the fork of a branch with spider webs. Both the male and the female incubate the eggs for fifteen days. The young birds are fed by the parents for eleven to fifteen days, but stay nearby for another week. African paradise-flycatchers and people: Because of their striking beauty, African paradise-flycatchers are potential attractions for ecotourism. Conservation status: African paradise-flycatchers are quite common throughout Africa and their numbers are healthy.
What looks like a backward-bending knee on a bird is really its ankle. The bird’s knee is hidden high up inside its body feathers. Body temperature Birds are warm-blooded, which means their bodies stay at an even temperature no matter how warm or cold it is outside. They make their own heat from the food that they eat. Some birds cope with cold weather by growing extra feathers or a layer of fat, fluffing their feathers to trap more air, and huddling together with other birds. When birds can’t find enough food to keep warm, they fly to warmer places.
Humans now take the disappearance of birds from an area as a warning—there may be harmful poisons in the air or water. Many people are working hard to preserve natural places for birds and all wild animals. They are also having some success with fixing habitats that have been destroyed, but fixing them is much harder than preserving them in the first place. FOR MORE INFORMATION Books Johnson, Jinny. Children’s Guide to Birds. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996. MacKay, Barry Kent. Bird Sounds. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2001.
Birds by Melissa C. McDade