Tag: bird

It’s penguin quiz time!

1. True or False? All penguins live in Antarctica. False! Only two penguin species, the emperor and Adélie penguins are found only in Antarctica. Several more penguin species are found both on Antarctica and surrounding sub-Antarctic islands.  There are also penguins in Africa, South America, Australia, and New…

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Draw a bird today!

Did you know that there is a special day when kids and adults around the world draw and share bird pictures? Yes! April 8 is Draw a Bird Day! Drawing animals helps us become better observers and artists. It connects us with nature. And it’s…

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Monkeys eat endangered thrush eggs

Príncipe is an island approximately 250 kilometers (155 miles) off the coast of Central Africa. Along with its neighboring island, São Tomé, it has several endemic species, or species found nowhere else on Earth.  One of these endemic species is the Príncipe thrush. Until 2010, the…

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Vertebrate pumpkins!

Learn about the 5 types of vertebrate animals with this Halloween activity for classroom or home … Examples! mammals brown bear tiger whale deer mouse amphibians poison dart frog salamander newt toad coqui frog fish snakehead catfish salmon freshwater eel parrot fish reptiles cobra Komodo…

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Owls that live in the ground?!

Everybody knows that owls fly around at night and build their nests in trees, right?  Torotoroka scops-owl (Otus madagascariensis) in Madagascar. Image by Rhett A. Butler. Spotted owlet rests in a tree in India’s Keoladeo National Park. Image by Manon Verchot. Have you ever heard…

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Hi, I’m a wagtail

Our friends at Mongabay India have created this fantastic video, all about a little bird called the grey wagtail.  In winter this migratory bird flies from the upper Himalayas to warmer areas, like Valparai in south India. That’s a big journey! Click below to learn more…

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