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  1. 1. Bird Identification & Birds of Pennsylvania The Big Questions What are some primary ways to identify birds? What are some of the most common birds found in Pennsylvania?
  2. 2. Primary Ways to Identify Birds Body type Size and wingspan Bill shape Legs and feet Tail shape and body markings Habitat Image © Charles L. Ripper/CLO Image © Charles L. Ripper/CLO Nesting type Food
  3. 3. Body Shape and Size •bulky •chunky •slender •plump The size of a bird’s body is measured from tail to beak
  4. 4. Bill Shape •spear-like •slender •hooked •stout, heavy
  5. 5. Legs and Feet •long legs •curved claws •webbed feet
  6. 6. Special Markings •crown stripes •crest •crown patch
  7. 7. Tail Shape and Markings •rounded •forked •long •square
  8. 8. Other Identifying Features Visit links for detailed information •Habitat •http://www.allaboutbirds.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=1057 •Songs & Calls •http://www.allaboutbirds.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=1059 •Behavior •http://www.allaboutbirds.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=1056
  9. 9. Blue Jay •Forest habitat •Omnivore; ground forager •Nests in tree •Slender body •Length: 9.8-11.8 in. •Wingspan: 13.4-16.9 in. •Stout, heavy bill •Perky crest •Rounded tail
  10. 10. Canada Goose •Marsh habitat •Eats plants; ground forager •Nests on ground •Plump body •Length: 29.9-43.3 in. •Wingspan: 50-66.9 in. •Wide, flat bill •Large webbed feet •Black head, white chinstrap •Rounded tail
  11. 11. Great Horned Owl •Open woodland habitat •Carnivore; aerial dive •Nests in tree •Bulky body •Length: 18.1-24.8 in. •Wingspan: 39.8-57.1 in. •Hooked bill •Curved, tearing claw •Ear tufts on head •Rounded tail
  12. 12. Red-Tailed Hawk •Grassland habitat •Carnivore; soaring •Nests in tree •Bulky body •Length: 17.7-22 in. •Wingspan: 44.9-52.4 in. •Hooked bill •Curved, tearing claw •Rounded tail
  13. 13. Red-Bellied Woodpecker •Forest habitat •Eats insects; bark forager •Nests in tree cavity •Slender body •Length: 9.4 in. •Wingspan: 13-16.5 in. •Slender bill for eating bugs •Solid red cap •Rounded tail
  14. 14. Assignment  Visit Birds Found in Pennsylvania and choose one breed to study.  You must find the following information about your breed;  Body type  Size and wingspan  Bill shape  Legs and feet  Tail shape and body markings  Habitat  Nesting type  Food  Create a PowerPoint presentation that includes one slide for each category.  You may use print resources found at school to complete your research, as well as any of the following sites:  All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology  The Complete List of North American Birds  North American Birds!  List of birds of Canada and the United States; Wikipedia
  15. 15. References Your online guide to birds and bird watching, all about birds, cornell lab of ornithology. (2009). Retrieved from http://www.allaboutbirds.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=11 89 Discovery Education. (2010). Bird identification [Image]. Available from http://www.discoveryeducation.com/ Mitch Waite Group, (2005). Birds found in pennsylvania. Retrieved from http://www.whatbird.com/browse/objs/All/birds_na_147/38/L ocation/6514/Pennsylvania

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