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Shorebirds (Animals in Order Series): From Stilts to Sanderlings

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The order of birds that Miller focuses on in this book is called Charadriiformes, which means "plover-like birds." Even though these birds do not look alike, their skeletons, the roofs of their mouth and their feathers reveal their relationship to a common ancestor. The book opens with facts and pictures of shorebirds and then puts them in their appropriate place in the animal kingdom. The charts and description present the order of living things in an understandable manner. Selected shorebirds from the Americas and other parts of the world are featured. The excellent pictures will let readers compare and contrast the species and marvel at these fascinating creatures--from the long-legged birds with a needlelike bill to the fat puffins that wobble about on reddish-orange, webbed feet. There is a guide to watching shorebirds, a "Words to Know" list, a page of resources that includes books, videos and web sites, and an index. Another good choice for report writers and curious young minds. 2000, Watts,
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780531115961
  • Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/28/2000
  • Series: Animals in Order Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 9 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 9.56 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Table of Contents

Is That a Shorebird? 4
Traits of Shorebirds 6
The Order of Living Things 8
How Shorebirds Fit In 10
Shorebirds in the Americas
Stilts 12
Gulls 14
Skimmers 16
Oystercatchers 18
Killdeer 20
Jacanas 22
Shorebirds in Europe, Africa, and Asia
Avocets 24
Curlews 26
Lapwings 28
Shorebirds Around the World
Snipes 30
Turnstones 32
Sanderlings 34
Jaegers 36
Terns 38
Shorebirds in Northern Oceans
Puffins 40
Watching Shorebirds 42
Words to Know 44
Learning More 46
Index 47
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