Flying animals

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Flying animals

  1. 1. Flying Animals They are around 10,000 living species of birds around the glob. Modern birds are characterized by:  Feathers  a beak without teeth .  the laying of hard-shelled eggs.  a high metabolic rate.  a four-chambered heart.  a lightweight but strong skeleton.
  2. 2. Flying Animals continue All living species of birds have wings—the now extinct flightless Moa of New Zealand was the only exception. most bird species can fly, with some exceptions, including ratites, penguins, and a number of diverse endemic island species. Birds also have unique digestive and respiratory systems that are highly adapted for flight. Many species take on long distance annual migrations, and many more perform shorter irregular movements.
  3. 3. Flying Animals continue Birds are social; they communicate using visual signals and through calls and songs, and participate in social behaviors, including cooperative breeding and hunting, flocking, and mobbing of predators.
  4. 4. Flying Animals continue Eggs are usually laid in a nest and incubated by the parents. Most birds have an extended period of parental care after hatching. The picture on the right is a robins nest.
  5. 5. hummingbirds hummingbird are the smallest birds on earth (length of 5 centimeters). Hummingbirds are small birds capable of hovering in mid-air due to the rapid flapping of their wings.
  6. 6. Hummingbirds continue They are the only birds that can fly backwards. There are 337 species world wide, 23 North American species, and 5 Michigan species.
  7. 7. Hummingbirds continue .A female hummingbirds are bluish green with a pale gray underside. The tips of their tail feathers have white spots. Breeding males have a reddish to pink head, chin, and throat. The female lays only two eggs at a time.
  8. 8. Ostrich Ostrich is the largest bird on earth(9ft). The Ostrich is one or two species of large flightless birds native to Africa, the only living member(s) of the genus Struthio.
  9. 9. Ostrich continue Some analyses indicate that the Somali Ostrich may be better considered a full species apart from the Common Ostrich, but most taxonomists consider it to be a subspecies. The Ostrich is the largest living species of bird and lays the largest egg of any living bird.
  10. 10. North American Robin The American Robin or North American Robin (Turdus migratorius) is a migratory songbird of the thrush family. It is named after the European Robin because of its reddish-orange breast, though the two species are not closely related, with the European robin belonging to the flycatcher family. The American Robin is widely distributed throughout North America, wintering south of Canada from Florida to central Mexico and along the Pacific Coast.
  11. 11. North American Robin continue A Robin lays three to five light blue eggs per mate. The eggs hatch after 14 days, and the chicks leave the nest a further two weeks later. The chicks are fed:  worms  Insects  berries
  12. 12. Bird Eggs Bird eggs are laid by females and incubated for a time that varies according to the species; a single young hatches from each egg. Some birds lay eggs even when not fertilized (e.g. hens); it is not uncommon for pet owners to find their lone bird nesting on a clutch of unfertilized eggs, which are sometimes called wind-eggs.

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