18 article(s) found in Birds
Examine the life and times of one of America's most incredible birds at American Turkey at www.carnegiemnh.org/exhibits/turkey/american_turkey.html. In Meet the Turkey, learn all about turkeys and even click on a body part for more info. Turkeys have been roaming the Americas for 10 million years. A Turkey's Tale highlights Turkeys in America, Turkeys on the Move and A Bird for All Seasons. Find out why the turkey is more than just a Thanksgiving main course.
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See what's pipping out at 4-H Embryology at http://lancaster.unl.edu/4h/Embryology. This site is an excellent resource for learning how to incubate eggs and what to expect during the hatching. In Candling, find out about using a bright light to study the growth and development of an embryo. View photos and videos of ducks, turkeys, peacocks and chickens hatching in Photos and Movie Clips. Also, learn why scientists inject colored dye into embryos. Resources and Updates provide answers to any questions you may have. This site is "egg"-cellent.
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Take flight and explore The Life of Birds at www.pbs.org/lifeofbirds. Do smaller brains mean less intelligence? Bird Brains examines the intellect of birds. Soar with the best of the best in Champion Birds and find out which feathered creatures dominate the sky. Then, chirp along to the sound clips of a variety of different birds with Bird Songs. From Pterosaurs to the birds of today, the species of flight has greatly evolved. Learn about these changes in Evolution. This site will ruffle your feathers.
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See how Extraordinary Birds are helping people all over the world at www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/extraordinary-birds/introduction/1901. Did you know that each year the people of Kundha Kulam are warned by birds about the coming of the next monsoon? In eastern India, pigeons are active members of the police force. Feathered Friends tells you about all these facts and more. Find out how farmers are using owls to control rat problems with a RealPlayer video. Then, visit Winged Warriors to meet Steve Jones, a falconer in Wyoming, and discover the relationship between bird and man. Be sure to dig your talons into this bird knowledge.
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Spring is here. The flowers are blooming and the birds have returned, so it's time to dust off the binoculars and start bird-watching again. What better way than to build a birdhouse? The Birdhouse Network at http://watch.birds.cornell.edu/nest/home/index offers a citizen-science project that you can participate in. Ask a parent before you join. Then start collecting valuable info about the birds you watch. You'll learn how to build a birdhouse for the kinds of birds you want to watch. Also, the site contains lots of info on all kinds of birds, from the Wood Duck to the Tree Swallow. Bird-watching is a hoot!
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