Perfect Winter Camouflage

January 29, 2007 by  
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The Ptarmigan is a type of grouse living in the far north, in Alaska, northern Canada, Greenland, Scandinavia and Siberia. In summer, its feathers are brown and mottled like the tundra it lives in. Like many other bird species, it uses brownish camouflage to hide from predators.

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Choosing the Perfect Bird House: Part 2

January 22, 2007 by  
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So you want to put a birdhouse in your yard- but is your yard a good place for it? And where in the yard should you put it? To answer these questions, research what habitat your favorite bird species prefers, and examine your yard to see if it provides enough shelter, food and water.

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Choosing the Perfect Bird House: Part 1

January 15, 2007 by  
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In today’s world, many birds can’t find good cavities to nest in. Many of their old nesting haunts have been developed or deforested. You can help these birds by erecting birdhouses on your property.

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Scrubfowl and their Spectacular Nests

January 8, 2007 by  
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Some bird species build very large nests. The Bald Eagle, for instance, arranges sticks and branches into a giant platform weighing hundreds of pounds. One bald eagle nest that fell from a tree weighed in at 2 tons!

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Sleepy Hummingbirds

January 1, 2007 by  
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Hummingbirds have incredibly busy days. Their heart is beating 1000 times a minute. This gets even mo repaid after the hummingbird starts flapping its wings 10-80 beats a second! In addition to buys days, hummingbirds need to keep their body temperature as high as 104 degrees Fahrenheit (or 40 degrees Celsius).

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