Presentation on theme: "Birds of the Earth By: Jennifer Gossard. What do you want to learn first today? Characteristics of birds in your backyard Characteristics of birds in."— Presentation transcript:
What do you want to learn first today? Characteristics of birds in your backyard Characteristics of birds in the United States Characteristics of birds in other countries
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There are many different kinds of birds that live on planet Earth. The size, color, structure, and characteristics vary from bird to bird. Now let’s learn the differences! Directions: o Read through all the information given on the different birds. o You can look over this until you feel you know the characteristics of the birds.
Birds in your backyard Cardinals Hummingbirds Barn Owls Vultures Geese Birds in the U.S. Mourning Dove Downy Woodpecker Dark-eyed Junco Birds around the world Parrots Flamingo Cockatoo
Birds in my Backyard Cardinal Color: female- grayish with red male-bright red with black Size: medium Have a red bill Indiana state bird Live in the Northeast Back to question
Hummingbird Color: gray, metallic green, black Size: small Have long, thin bills Able to fly backwards Live everywhere, but usually in warm places, such as rainforests. Back to question
Barn Owl Color: brown, tan with white Size: medium sized owl Able to rotate head 180 degrees Nocturnal Hunt prey such as mice, all rodents, and snakes Live in forests and sometimes deserts and tropics
Vulture Color: gray, black, white, brown Size: large Bald head Eat dead animals Live everywhere Back to question
Goose Color: gray, black, white Size: medium-large Known for migration patterns Live from the tundra to the Gulf Coast and in urban areas. Back to question
Birds in the United States Mourning Dove Color: light brown Size: medium Long, pointed tail Live in deserts to forests and farm lands to inner cities
Downy Woodpecker Color: black and white Size: small Small, pointed bill Live in wilderness forests to urban backyards Back to question
Dark-eyed Junco Color: gray, brown, black Size: medium Winter bird Live in higher altitudes and the west Back to question
Birds around the World Parrot Color: bright colors Size: vary Strong, curved bill Extremely intelligent Live in warm, tropical areas Back to question
Flamingo Color: pink, red, white Size: large Long legs Live in tropical and subtropical areas Back to question 10. Back to question 1.
Cockatoo Color: white Size: large 2 forward toes and 2 backward toes Live in tropical areas, especially Australia Back to question
Time to see what you’ve learned… Quiz Directions: o Read each question carefully o Answer the questions to the best of your ability If you answer the question incorrectly, you will be sent back to previous slides to review and answer the question again. o Good Luck!
1. Where are flamingos usually found? Tropical areas Forests Subtropical areas Both A and C