Which is the smallest bird? Which one is the largest? Why do birds migrate? What are vertebrates? What do birds use their beaks for?

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1 QU! hich is the smallest bird? hich one is the largest? hy do birds migrate? hat are vertebrates? hat do birds use their beaks for? hy do birds have light skeletons? hat is so special about their bones? hy are the beaks of woodpeckers and ducks so different? hat do birds feet look like? Describe! hy must birds have a strong heart? hat does monocular vision mean? hy can t we see the ears of most birds? hy can birds fly? hy do birds need feathers? Describe what a feather looks like? an you draw one in the box on the left? hy do we need birds. ive at least three reasons : ow do birds find the right direction when they migrate? 1

2 Y D omplete the table. rite down what you know about these groups of birds and then name some birds that belong to this group! quatic birds eatures : irds that belong to this group : ading birds eatures : irds that belong to this group : irds of rey eatures : irds that belong to this group : unning birds eatures : irds that belong to this group : erching birds eatures : irds that belong to this group : 2

3 Many sentences in the following text are wrong. Underline the parts that are wrong and rewrite a correct version of the text in the second box! irds are vertebrates, animals with backbones. ike mammals, birds are cold-blooded, their temperature starts to change when it is cold outside. irds have sharp teeth that they use to defend themselves. hey also have a strong skeleton with heavy bones. lying bird have the strongest muscles in their legs. irds grow feathers to keep warm and frighten other birds. hey lose their feathers every two years. n order to fly, birds must get lots of water into their lungs. heir heart beats as fast as ours does.

4 U irds can have up to 25,000 feathers. Ducks have round sharp bills in order to eat fish. aby birds remain in their nests for many weeks. t least one of a bird s toes points backward. bird s heart beats slower than ours does. irds have the biggest eyes of all animals. he air over the wing pushes a bird up. feather is made up of a shaft with vanes on both sides. tarlings and pigeons live mostly in cities. irds migrate in order to find new friends. elicans always live in freshwater areas. he stork is a wading bird. agles and falcons are active during the daytime. Most perching birds live in the water. irds of prey have curved claws o their feet. M D! rctic tern fastest bird vulture largest bird albatross D hummingbird smallest bird greatest traveller peregrine falcon highest flyer ustralian pelican heaviest flying bird owl ostrich longest beak longest wingspan parrot best vision J bustard longest life 4

5 U D! flap the sharp curved nail of an animal or bird habitat when animals and birds travel from one place to another seed a very small branch of a tree D hatch if there is nothing in an object flesh to fly down and sit on something claw you cannot bend it twig a large, natural hole in a mountain beak to move wings up and down in order to fly curved when a young bird comes out of an egg J breed water that has no salt in it K perch a small, hard object that is produced by plants hollow the hard, pointed mouth of a bird M wade the soft part of the body of a person or animal cave not straight stiff the natural home of a plant or animal freshwater to lay eggs or have babies Q migrate to walk through water that is not deep 5

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8 D cross Down 1. if there is nothing inside an object. a large bird that hunts and eats smaller birds and animals 4. the soft part of the body of a person or an animal 8. a very small branch of a tree. a bird with a long beak that it uses to make holes in trees. a seabird that cannot fly but uses its wings for swimming 11. something that is well-known 1. when the eggs breaks and a baby comes out 2. all the bones in the body of a person or an animal 5. the hard and pointed mouth of a bird 6. a very large bird with long legs that can run but not fly 7. a large grey and white bird that lives near the sea 8

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10 D cross Down 2. to walk through water that is not deep. the natural home of a plant or animal 5. to move the wings up and down. when birds travel from one part of the world to another every year. a bird with large eyes that hunts at night 1. a sharp curved nail on an animal or a bird 2. to make a high sound when you blow air through your lips 4. if you can see something it is a grey bird with short legs that lives in cities and makes a lot of dirt 7. if you cannot bend something it is a shiny black bird with a loud cry

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