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There are over 10,000 living species of bird on Earth and they live on all continents – including the Arctic and Antarctica. Birds are social creatures which is why they travel in a flock.
See the fact file below for more facts on Birds or alternatively download our comprehensive worksheet pack to utilise within the classroom or home environment.
- Birds are bipedal animals, which means they have two feet and can stand, walk, and run.
- There are about 10,000 living species making them the most numerous vertebrates and they inhabit ecosystems all over the world including the Arctic and Antarctica. Many of the species migrate long distances.
- They are warm-blooded animals that can lay eggs. These eggs are usually laid in a nest and are incubated by the parents.
- Most birds take care of their young for an extended length of time after hatching.
- Birds have feathers and a beak with no teeth.
- Birds have a very lightweight but strong skeleton.
- Birds have forelimbs that are covered with feathers and are called wings. The wings and lightweight skeleton allows them to fly.
- Birds range in size from the 2 inch Bee Hummingbird to the Ostrich which can grow to 9 feet tall.
- Birds are also social animals which participate in social behaviors. They are known to work together in breeding, flocking, hunting and mobbing predators that threaten them.
- They communicate using songs and calls. They can also communicate by using visual signals, such as quickly flapping their wings.
- About 120–130 species have become extinct since the 17th century, and hundreds more before then.
- The extinction of many species of birds is blamed on human activity.
- There are currently about 1,200 species of birds are threatened with extinction, though efforts are underway to protect them.
This bundle contains 11 ready-to-use Antarctica Worksheets that are perfect for students who want to learn more about birds of which there are over 10,000 living species on Earth and they live on all continents – including the Arctic and Antarctica. Birds are social creatures which is why they travel in a flock.
Download includes the following worksheets:
- Bird Facts
- My Favorite Bird
- Pet and Not
- Bird Anatomy
- Birds Are…
- Birds of the Past
- Birds of Today
Birds of the Seven Continents
- North America – Bird Matching
- South America – Word Find
- Europe – Word Scramble
- Africa – Word Acrostics
- Australia – Color Art
- Antarctic – Cold Picture Picks
- Asia – National Birds
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