Fun & Easy Science for Kids

Blue Jay

The Blue Jay is a large, crested songbird native to North America with bright blue coloration. Their scientific name is Cyanocitta cristata. They are found in all kinds of forests but especially near oak trees and are more...

Blue Jay

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Wood Duck

Wood Duck is one of the most famous waterfowls. They thrive in bottomland forests, swamps, freshwater marshes, and beaver ponds. They are also known by several other names including Woodie, Carolina duck, Swamp Duck, Squealer Duck and Summer Duck etc. These are medium-sized

Wood Duck

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Scarlet Macaw

Scarlet macaw belongs to the group of Neotropical parrots. It is one of the most beautiful members of the parrot family. It has white face and brightly-colored, yellow, red, green and blue body. These large parrots can reach 32...

Scarlet Macaw

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Passenger Pigeons

“Men still live who, in their youth, remember pigeons; trees still live who, in their youth, were shaken by a living wind. But a few decades hence only the oldest oaks will remember, and at long last only the hills will know.” —Aldo Leopold, “On a Monument to the Pigeon,”...

Passenger Pigeons

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Pelicans

Pelican is one of the largest birds in the world. They can be found on every continent except for Antarctica. They prefer warmer areas so they live in temperate and tropical areas and...

Pelicans

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Roadrunner Facts

Roadrunner belongs to the Cuculidae family of birds that also includes cuckoos, koels etc. They are native to the South-Western desert in North...

Roadrunner Facts

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Forest Owlet

The Forest Owlet is one of the smallest members of the owl family, measuring only about 23 centimeters tall. They weigh approximately 240 grams. They are known by some other names as well including "Forest Spotted Owlet" and "Forest...

Forest Owlet

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Birds

Many birds, including robins and Canadian geese, migrate to warmer climates for the winter. But lots of birds remain behind. Staying put has its advantages. The...

Birds

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Magellanic Penguin

Magellanic Penguin is a South American species that can be found inhabiting the rocky islands off the coast of parts of South America. This species was named after the explorer Ferdinand Magellan. He was the first...

Magellanic Penguin

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Kakapos – The Rare New Zealand Parrots

Kakapos – The Rare New Zealand Parrots
You’ve probably never heard of kakapos, and it’s no wonder. These large, flightless parrots live in only one place – two islands off the coast of...

Kakapos – The Rare New Zealand Parrots

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Ostriches – The Largest Birds

Ostriches – The Largest Birds
When you think of birds, you probably think of the small, charming birds chirping in your backyard. The ostrich, though, is bigger than your dad! Ostriches are the largest birds....

Ostriches – The Largest Birds

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Ptarmigans – The Color Changing Arctic Birds

Ptarmigans – The Color Changing Arctic Birds
Ptarmigans have several tricks for surviving their cold arctic climate. They have feathers on their legs and feet to keep their feet warm – sort of like bird leg warmers or...

Ptarmigans – The Color Changing Arctic Birds

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Quail – The Small, Plump and Cute Bird

Quail – The Small, Plump and Cute Bird
Spend the night in the Arizona desert and one of the first sounds you’ll hear in the morning is the distinctive call of the quail. This ground bird is found in many...

Quail – The Small, Plump and Cute Bird

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Chickens

Chickens
People have been raising chickens for more than 7,000 years. Chickens were first domesticated in India and China. You might think of chickens as farm animals, but even people in...

Chickens

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Game Birds

Game Birds
Game birds could also be called ground birds, because these birds spend most of their lives on the ground. They can fly, but prefer to walk instead. Game birds are usually either hunted or kept and raised for their meat and eggs.

Game Birds

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Cockatoos – The Noisy and Loudest Parrots

Cockatoos – The Noisy and Loudest Parrots
Talk about a noisy bird. Cockatoos are the loudest of all parrots. They screech and even scream to communicate with each other. In the wild, cockatoos live in the

Cockatoos – The Noisy and Loudest Parrots

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Parrots – Over 350 Types

Parrots – Over 350 Types
You probably recognize large talking parrots found in some pet stores as parrots, but did you know parakeets, cockatiels and cockatoos are also types of parrots?...

Parrots – Over 350 Types

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Tropical and Exotic Birds

Tropical and Exotic Birds
You won’t find tropical birds in your backyard. Wild tropical birds are only found in very warm climates, but they are often raised as pets. Toucans,

Tropical and Exotic Birds

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