The a to Z Book of Birds. An ABC for Young Bird Lovers by Michael P. Earney

By Michael P. Earney

While my grand-daughter's books along with her it happened to me that the following, at 3 years previous, she will be able to determine pictures which undergo little resemblance to the particular creatures portrayed: whale, giraffe, ostrich, and so forth. on the zoo she acknowledges the elephant, tiger, giraffe, and so on. Why, I questioned, do kid's books have such simplified renderings of animals? She will not be in a position to learn the names, yet she is aware a giraffe is a giraffe. Her father is an avid birder and will slightly wait to take her birding, so why now not an alphabet booklet with practical images of birds? hence, "The A to Z publication of Birds: An ABC for younger chook enthusiasts" - she is going to understand her birds earlier than she is familiar with her alphabet. i am certain my grand-daughter isn't the basically three-year-old genius available in the market. This ebook is designed to be priceless from age 3 to well past studying the alphabet, while the textual content, informative and unique, will proceed to educate and the work be a consultant to identity within the box.

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It is estimated that between that time and the present up to two million species of birds existed. They have been gradually declining ever since. There are now approximately eight-thousand seven-hundred species. The spread of human beings to every corner of the globe has had the most devastating effect on bird populations: birds are shot, trapped, snared, or otherwise exterminated; their habitat destroyed or invaded and exploited. The amazing diversity and beauty of birds will continue to fascinate us, even as they disappear.

Some are endangered, some, like the Labrador Duck, are extinct, and some, like the Trumpeter Swan and the Whistling Swan, were nearly wiped out by the end of the 19th century. Dabbling ducks tip their bodied down to eat aquatic plants on the bottom of shallow water, leaving their tails in the air. Diving ducks arch their backs, then nose on down to swim below the surface. The Ruddy Duck can simply sink slowly without a ripple and the Scaup dives to depths of 20 feet to feed. ” They are used to guard businesses, military facilities and private property.

Cool Fact: Their Latin name comes from caper, goat, and mulgeo, to milk. It was once believed that these birds sucked milk from goats, so: goatsuckers became their name. What other birds’ names start with N? O wls belong in either of the two families. Of these closely related species, the Barn Owl is most easily distinguished by its heart-shaped, disc-like face, while some of the typical owls have ear tufts. Owls usually hunt at night but can hunt by day as well. They fly silently, thanks to the unique construction of their primary wing feathers.

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