Extinct birds

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  • Extinct Species: Dodo Bird

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    Extinct Species: Dodo Bird Joseph Sulaiman Pd.2 The dodo (Raphus cucullatus) was a flightless bird endemic to the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius. Related to pigeons and doves, it stood about a meter (3.3 feet) tall, weighing about 20 kilograms (44 lb), living on fruit, and nesting on the ground. The dodo has been extinct since the mid-to-late 17th century. It is commonly used as the archetype of an extinct species because its extinction occurred during recorded human history and was directly attributable

  • Similarities Between Ghost Bird And The Ghostbird

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    “The Ghost Boy” and “The Ghost Bird” Have you ever heard of ghosts? Two authors, Roland Smith and Kenneth Oppel, portray this subject in “The Ghost Bird” and “The Ghost Boy.” Roland Smith is the one who wrote “The Ghost Bird”, the story about a young woman who helps her elderly friend, Mr. Tanner, a bird fanatic, to find a thought-to-be extinct bird species in his backyard after he claims to have found it before. The story “The Ghost Boy” by Kenneth Oppel tells of a boy who is traveling with his

  • Eastern Bluebird Research Paper

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    endangered species. Many people do not know that this type of bird has been endangered. My group decided on this project because we feel a responsibility to protect these beautiful birds and we also want to let other people know how to shield and shelter them. As my classmates and I began researching this project, each person on our team was delegated specific responsibilities. Helen Stout worked on the nest building construction of these birds and we have handouts of the nesting box plans. We will also

  • Animal Behavior Of Snowy Owls

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    from it is the bird. They are not going extinct. I say this because in the article I read it states “ Snowy Owls are not going to be extinct because their is a lot of food for them and people do not kill owls as much” I got this from a article I read called (Fun facts about Snowy owls,2016) Now the reason why I picked the Song sparrow is because I think they are the same as the Snowy Owls . They fly and leave during different types of weathers plus there is many types of birds. So they

  • Modern Birds : The Neornithes

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    Our modern birds, the Neornithes, has been divided into two “super-orders,” the Palaeognathae (ratites and tinamous) and the Neognathae (other bird orders). Palaeognathae itself is divided into two orders, the Strathioniformes and Tinamiformes. There are five extant species and two extinct species in the Strathioniformes, or the ratites. In total, there are at least 30 species within the ratites family. 16 of these species are now extinct. The rest of the extant species make up only 0.1% of the total

  • Hummingbird Speech

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    enlighten your bird loving souls. For those of you who don’t know, a Hummingbird’s wing can beat up to 200 times per second, and a Hummingbird’s heart while in flight can beat up to 1,250 times per minute. Special muscles in their “shoulder” areas allow for them to fly in all directions, up, down, left, right you name it. These are just the basic facts, now let’s get into the good stuff. Hummingbirds include the smallest birds in the world, but they belong to one of the largest group of birds, the Trochilidae

  • Characteristics Of Bee Hummingbirds

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    Bee hummingbirds are interesting birds that you may or may not know about. They are from Cuba and are the smallest birds in the world. In this paper you will discover more about bee hummingbirds and their special features and lifestyle. Prepare to be amazed by them! Description Bee hummingbirds are the smallest known species of hummingbird, and also the smallest known species of bird in the world! They have a record of about 5cm, and are often mistaken for bees because of their size.They’re so

  • Theropod Dinosaurs Research Paper

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    they are not extinct, but rather perching in your backyard. The theory that theropods evolved into birds was proposed nearly a century and a half ago and is supported by more and more modern evidence. You will find that the distinction between birds and dinosaurs will become difficult, as they have so many parallels. The similarities between birds and dinosaurs strongly suggest that birds evolved from theropod dinosaurs. The theory that theropod dinosaurs are the ancestors of modern birds originated

  • The Loss Of An Emperor

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    people think of penguins they think of the cute, small black and white bird, found at the zoo or in Antarctica. However, these beautiful creatures come in all different sizes and shapes and there’s an estimated 17 species of penguins which all vary in different ways. For example, depending on their species one possibly weighs 2 pounds and another weighs 90 pounds. This adorable creature’s population faces a huge threat of going extinct, in particular the emperor penguin species, and the credit goes to

  • Jerboa Research Paper

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    Asia, sometimes even found in northern China. Jerboas look like a mouse crossbred with a kangaroo. They can be about 2-6 inches tall. They can run up to 24 kilometers per hour (14 mph). They move around by hopping, like kangaroos. They are hunted by birds, like owls and hawks. The tail of a Jerboa can be longer than the entire length of the Jerboa. (sometimes). The color of a Jerboa can vary from where the Jerboa lives. So a Jerboa could live in the desert, so the color would be a tanish/brownish color