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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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Whales – The Toothed and Baleen Whales

Whales – The Toothed and Baleen Whales
When you think of whales, do you think of Shamu, the black and white orca whale at Sea World? Or, perhaps you think of the huge whale that swallowed Pinocchio in the Disney movie. Both images are correct. There are two types of whales: toothed whales and baleen whales. Most whales have...

Whales – The Toothed and Baleen Whales

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Manatees – The Sea Cows

Manatees – The Sea Cows
What’s brown and grey and looks like a floating baked potato? Manatees. Manatees are gentle, slow-moving water mammals sometimes known as sea...

Manatees – The Sea Cows

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Walruses – How They Differ From Seals

Walruses – How They Differ From Seals
What’s the difference between walruses and seals? Both animals are expert swimmers and hunters. Both live in cold waters and both have thick layers of blubber to keep them...

Walruses – How They Differ From Seals

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Seals – The Perfect Swimmer

Seals – The Perfect Swimmer
When you think of a seal, you might think of the animals that perform tricks at water amusement parks, but these animals are usually sea lions, not seals. Sea lions have large front flippers which help them get around on land, while seals are slow and awkward. Seals are definitely made for...

Seals – The Perfect Swimmer

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Hippos – Cute Looking But Dangerous Mammals

Hippos – Cute Looking But Dangerous Mammals
Remember the ballerina hippos in the Disney movie, “Fantasia?” They were agile and adorable. In real life, though, hippos are slow, lumbering animals. They can run for short distances, but they prefer to spend most of the day floating in

Hippos – Cute Looking But Dangerous Mammals

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Zebras in Africa

Zebras in Africa
What’s black and white striped all over? Zebras, of course! Scientists aren’t sure why zebras have stripes, but they believe the stripes might camouflage zebras from predators. Some scientists think the stripes keep

Zebras in Africa

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