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By Sarah Harrison

ISBN-10: 0761346724

ISBN-13: 9780761346722

Monkeys! Seals! Tigers! try out those 8 action-packed scenes to work out what occurs in the course of an entire day at a hectic zoo. In each one photo, the zoo buzzes with task. viewers, zookeepers, and animals circulate from position to put. search for the adjustments that ensue. continue your eye at the clock too. by way of spending a complete day within the comparable position, you could watch occasions spread from morning to nighttime.

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These small, compact birds typically live in trees or bushes and are distinguished by their unique feet, which enable them to perch securely on twigs and branches. Most perching birds are also known as songbirds. They use an organ called a syrinx to produce highly complex songs, usually to declare their ownership of a territory or to attract a mate. Most commonly it is the male that sings, but in some species males and females sing duets. BOUT PER CENT DAWN CHORUS Dawn is the noisiest time for songbirds, especially in the forests of Europe and North America during spring.

A tightly woven hem around the entrance stops this nest from unravelling. MALLEE FOWL BARN SWALLOW BEE EATER OUT OF HARM’S WAY Many birds go to great lengths to keep their nests out of predators’ reach. Mallee fowl bury their eggs under an enormous mound of rotting leaves, which not only hides the eggs, but keeps them warm. Barn swallows nest high under the eaves of buildings in a cup of mud and straw lined with grass and feathers. Carmine bee eaters burrow their way into sandy river banks and live in Mud nests are built one mouthful at a time and large colonies, where many eyes and ears left to dry in the sun.

Tertiary feathers A bird’s innermost flight feathers, which shape the wing into the body to ensure a smooth flight. Nectar The sweet liquid produced by a flower that attracts birds and insects to feed from it, and so pollinate it at the same time. Thermal A rising column of warm air, often at the edge of a cliff or hillside, on which soaring birds glide to take themselves higher into the sky. Pellet A hard lump of indigestible bits of food, such as fur or bones, that birds such as owls cough up.

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