Classifying Birds

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What makes a bird a bird? How is a swallow different from a flamingo? What is the smallest bird? Classifying Living Things investigates how and why we group animals. Each book focuses on a particular class of living things, looking at the key characteristics that set its members apart from those of other classes. Discover how classes of living things have evolved, and how species have adapted to suit their environments. Find out why certain animals may show some characteristics of a particular class, but actually...
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Overview

What makes a bird a bird? How is a swallow different from a flamingo? What is the smallest bird? Classifying Living Things investigates how and why we group animals. Each book focuses on a particular class of living things, looking at the key characteristics that set its members apart from those of other classes. Discover how classes of living things have evolved, and how species have adapted to suit their environments. Find out why certain animals may show some characteristics of a particular class, but actually belong to another. 'Classifying Birds' looks at the amazing class of flying, feathered animals. Find out how birds are grouped into orders and how each one is different from the rest. From water birds to perching birds, from giant ostriches to tiny hummingbirds, discover what makes birds so special.

Explains what birds are and how they differ from other animals, with descriptions of various types of birds, including birds of prey, water birds, and exotic birds.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781432923631
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 6/15/2009
  • Series: Classifying Living Things Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Lexile: IG930L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

The Variety of Life 4

What Are Birds? 6

Feathers 8

Built to Fly 10

Perching Birds 12

Living on the Ground 14

Waterbirds 16

Seabirds and Shorebirds 18

Birds of Prey 20

Flying Aces 22

Parrots, Pigeons, and Cuckoos 24

Is It a Bird? 26

Lost Forever? 28

Glossary 30

Find Out More 31

Index 32

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