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Marine Birds

Unit 5.4.1-5.4.2

Hannah McGrath

on 28 April 2010

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Transcript of Marine Birds

Marine Brids Class Aves First group of invertebrates
to be endotherms Live inland near coastal areas
and in estuaries Characteristics Wing structure Scapulars: upper feathers in addition to priamry feathers Foot structure Feet are webbed for increased swimming abilities Warm-blooded Brown Pelican Does not migrate Nests in mangrove trees Prefers to nest in colonies Dive to capture fish Sea gulls Long, wide wings Surface swimmers Omnivores Frigate Glides but does not swim Harrasses other birds until they drop their food Catches it for their own meal Tern A relative of the sea gull Narrower wings and shorter legs Have along orange beak they use to spear their prey Heron Carnivorous Wade in deeper waters
looking for fish Long legs
Long necks
Long bills Sand Pipers Run along shore
Looking for worms, mollusks and crustaceans Assignment 5.4.1

Due Friday, April 30th

Select four different types of birds from the list in the Show Me lesson. Compare and contrast the birds, mentioning where they live, what they eat, their mating habits and how they appear. Write in complete sentences and include also why you selected the birds you did. Feeding Strategies Swimmers: propel themselves with feet and wings Skimmers: soar close to water with beak open Divers: grope long bottom and scope up prey Scavengers: look for dead material of "rob" others Guano: bird waste
Is used as a fertilizer and can be quite profitable Albatross Gli Albatross Glide and feed on garbage, squid or fish Penguins "Fly" underwater using wings to propel
Wings are more like flippers "Fly" underwater using wings Dense fur helps insulate Assignment 5.4.2
Due Wednesday, May 5th

Do further research on either the albatross or a species of penguin. Create a comic strip or story summary that would inform youngsters about the chosen animal's habitat, feeding strategies, adaptations, and other interesting facts. Present this product to a youngster of your choice or elementary classroom as well as a submission of the product to your instructor. Include a photograph illustrating you teaching the receiver how to use the product.
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