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Kittiwakes – The Sea Birds

Kittiwakes – The Sea Birds
Kittiwakes are simply a type of gull, but don’t you think kittiwake is a more interesting name? These gulls live in coastal areas along North America and Europe. Kittiwakes are...

Kittiwakes – The Sea Birds

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Terns and Their Lifestyle

Terns and Their Lifestyle
If birds could earn frequent flyer miles, terns would definitely earn the most. Almost all terns migrate, and the Arctic tern migrates every year from the Arctic to the Antarctica...

Terns and Their Lifestyle

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Gulls – The Garbage Birds

Gulls – The Garbage Birds
Have you ever had a picnic on the beach? Chances are, you had a few extra guests. Seagulls aren’t afraid of humans. In fact, they can be downright aggressive if...

Gulls – The Garbage Birds

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Albatross and Their Huge Wingspan

Albatross and Their Huge Wingspan
Albatrosses look a bit like giant seagulls, but your chances of seeing one are limited. Albatrosses rarely come to land except to have babies. Even then, they prefer...

Albatross and Their Huge Wingspan

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Sea Birds and Their Classifications

Sea Birds and Their Classifications
Most birds roost in trees or walk on land when they’re tired of flying, but not sea birds. These birds are expert swimmers and may live miles from land for months or even years....

Sea Birds and Their Classifications

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Storks – Can They Bring Babies?

Storks – Can They Bring Babies?
Many years ago, people in Germany believed storks brought good luck to a family. Storks sometimes nested on their roofs. The people believed storks could bring babies. We know that storks...

Storks – Can They Bring Babies?

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Flamingos – Showstoppers of the Bird World

Flamingos – Showstoppers of the Bird World
Flamingos, with their long legs, curving beaks and bright orange color, are the showstoppers of the bird world. People love to watch them at zoos and nature preserves. In the wild, flamingos live in flocks in Florida,

Flamingos – Showstoppers of the Bird World

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Herons – Over 64 Species

Herons – Over 64 Species
If you’ve ever seen a heron, you probably saw a great blue heron, the largest and most common heron in America. This

Herons – Over 64 Species

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Swans – Mum and Dad Stay Together for Life

Swans – Mum and Dad Stay Together for Life
You’ve probably heard the story of the Ugly Duckling, and it’s true – baby swans aren’t as cute as goslings or ducklings. They have gray or brown feathers until they’re about two years old, but they grow up to become the most beautiful of all water fowl. Adult swans usually have pure...

Swans – Mum and Dad Stay Together for Life

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Geese – Cute, Messy and Noisy Birds

Geese – Cute, Messy and Noisy Birds
A few years ago, geese were hunted until they were almost all gone. Today, the geese have returned. In some places, there are so many that some people don’t like them. Geese will chase and nip people and they make messes on the grass in parks and on golf courses. Even if you think geese...

Geese – Cute, Messy and Noisy Birds

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Ducks – The Adorable and Friendly Birds

Ducks – The Adorable and Friendly Birds
Have you ever watched ducks or fed them at a pond or lake? Then you know that ducks are adorable and almost friendly. If they see you with

Ducks – The Adorable and Friendly Birds

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Kingfishers – The Expert Fishermen Birds

Kingfishers – The Expert Fishermen Birds
Why do you think kingfishers were given their name? If you guessed because they’re expert fishermen, you’re right. Kingfishers eat fish and crayfish. They live in...

Kingfishers – The Expert Fishermen Birds

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Hummingbirds – The World’s Smallest Birds

Hummingbirds – The World’s Smallest Birds
Hummingbirds, the world’s smallest birds, are called hummingbirds for the whirring or humming sound their wings make. These tiny birds can beat their wings up to 200 times per...

Hummingbirds – The World’s Smallest Birds

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Cardinals – The Red Feathered Small Birds

Cardinals – The Red Feathered Small Birds
Even if you’re not an expert birdwatcher, you’re sure to know a cardinal when you see one. Their beautiful red feathers make them one of the most loved birds in

Cardinals – The Red Feathered Small Birds

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Blackbirds and Their 10 Different Types

Blackbirds and Their 10 Different Types
When you think of blackbirds, you might think of large crows or the smaller red-winged blackbirds. Both of these birds are blackbirds, but there are many other blackbirds. In fact, over 10 species of blackbirds live in

Blackbirds and Their 10 Different Types

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Songbirds and How They Sing

Songbirds and How They Sing
Have you ever woken on a summer morning to the sound of birds singing outside your window? These birds are songbirds, and they’re among nature’s most beautiful animals....

Songbirds and How They Sing

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