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Animals: Birds

These sites include information about several different types of birds, including a gallery of the official state birds. Learn about their physical characteristics and habitats and listen to their calls. View photographs, short videos, and live Webcams. Includes links to eThemes Resources on barn owls, raptors, penguins, and cardinals.

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Learn about bird evolution, champion birds, and parenthood. In "Bird Songs" listen to birds singing. Requires Real-Audio Player.
This is an extensive site of North American warbler birds. Choose "A-Z" in the drop box, and then click on "Index" for a list of the birds. See photos of the male and female, hear their call, and see a short video. Includes a map of their range.
Find out which North American birds migrate to Latin America during the cold months.
This ThinkQuest has information on all different types of birds. Includes maps of migratory paths.
See a photograph of each state's state bird. NOTE: This site includes banner ads, other types of ads, and sponsored links.
Learn all about bluebirds, the Missouri state bird. Read about their habitats and more.
Watch a movie with Tim and Moby about birds then take a pop quiz. There is also an activity sheet, comics, and an experiment in which you can make suet to feed to birds. NOTE: This site is available by subscription only.
Learn all about the lives of penguins including their habitats, their adaptation to the environment, and their amazing ability to swim. See a live view of penguins from a Webcam and watch videos of penguins swimming and walking. These sites are filled with factual information, photos, and suggested classroom activities.
Information on various raptors, including Screech Owls, Great Horned Owls, Red-Tailed Hawks, and Bald Eagles. Many sites contain audio and video clips, plus one Webcam.
Information about barn owls, owl pellets, and the children's book "There's an Owl in the Shower."
These sites have information about cardinals, also known as redbirds. Learn about their life cycle, habitat, diet, and more. Learn how to make a bird feeder to attract cardinals, or listen to a recording of their song. Includes an eThemes resource on birds.
These sites have many facts about chickens, including their diet, behavior, life cycle, feathers, and breeds. Watch a time-lapse video of a chicken hatching, complete the online jigsaw puzzle, or try one of the many egg activities. Included is an eThemes resource on birds.

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