Birds



   1. The birds

   They are vertebrate animals that have wings, beak and body covered with feathers. They fly, although there are flightless species. They reproduce by eggs. The breathing is pulmonary.

   We can distinguish these classes of birds:

   - Prehensile, like the parrot and cockatoo.

   - Creeper, like the cuckoo and woodpecker.

   - Predatory, like the eagle and owl .

   - Birds, like the goldfinch and canary.

   - Fowls such as the chicken and peacock.

   - Pigeons, like the turtledove and the domestic pigeon.

   - Wading, as the stork and the crane.

   - Web-footed, like the duck and the swan.

   - Flightless, like the ostrich and rhea.


   2. Choose one of these words: prehensile, creeper, predatory , bird, hean flea , pigeon, wading , Web-footed or Flightless

The Goldfinch

The Cuckoo

The parrot

The Eagle

The peacock

The turtledove

The ostrich

The stork

The duck


    3. Prehensile birds

   They have a curved beak, and a fleshy tongue that allows them to emit sounds similar to the human voice.

   For example: the parrot (see the picture), the cockatoo, macaw, parrot and parakeet.


    4. Creeper birds

   They have strong beak that perforate and drill trees. Their legs have four toes, two toes forward and two toes back.

   For example: the woodpecker (see picture) and the cuckoo.


   5. Indicate if these sentences are true or false:

The parrot is a creeper bird

Creepers birds have the strong peak

The parrot is a prehensile bird

The woodpecker is a prehensile bird


    6. Predatory birds

   They have strong beak and legs. They feed on dead animals. For example of day predatory birds: the eagle, falcon, hawk, goshawk, vulture and condor. Examples of night predatory birds: owl, little owl and crow.


    7. Birds

   Birds have small body and usually eat grain or insects. They jump. For example: nightjars, swift, wagtail, sparrow, goldfinch, canary, swallow, nightingale , crow, rook , hoopoe, and hummingbird.


   8. Indicate if these birds are predatory, birds, prehensile or creeper:

The swift

The woodpecker

The hawk

The parrot

The parakeet

The Cuckoo

The little owl

The canary






    9. Fowls and pigeons
  
Fowls have short wings and they are unprepared for flying, but they are highly valued for their meat and their eggs. For Examples: chicken (see the picture of the Rooster) , turkey , pheasant , partridge and quail.
   Pigeons are very well prepared for the flight and have highly developed instinct of direction. For Example: the domestic pigeon, pigeon and turtledove.


    10. Wading bird

   Wading birds have very long legs, neck and beak. They live near ponds and marshes. They eat worms, insects and mollusks.

   For example: the crane, stork (see pictures) , Heron and flamenco.


   11. Indicate if these sentences are true or false:

Pigeons have short wings

The hen is valued for its meat

Pigeons know orient

Wading birds have long legs

The stork is valued for its eggs

Flamenco is a fowl


    12. web-footed birds

   They have their feet toes joined by a membrane, which helps them swim. They eat fishes and other aquatic animals.

   For example: grebe, swan (see pictures), goose, albatross, pelican, seagull, and booby.


    13. Flightless

   They run and their body size is very large.

   Examples: the ostrich and the rhea (see pictures).


   14. Indicate if these birds are Web-footed, Flightless, fowl or wading:

The turkey

The swan

The stork

The ostrich

The crane

The goose

The rhea

The partridge



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