By DK Publishing
DK's: Animals highlights the lives of approximately 2 hundred animals—what they devour, what eats them, the place they reside, and the way mammoth they're. From tiny bees to the strong elephant, the animal state is widely known with enjoyable proof and photographs of the tallest, quickest, heaviest, and biggest family and wild animals at the planet.
Catalog entries choked with evidence supply at-a-glance info, whereas locator icons provide instantly recognizable references to assist navigation and figuring out, and truth documents around off the ebook with enjoyable proof akin to checklist breakers and timelines. each one mini-encyclopedia is stuffed with proof on matters starting from animals to background, vehicles to canine, and from Earth to area and combines a child-friendly structure with attractive images and bite-size chunks of textual content that might inspire and tell even the main reluctant readers.
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Most birds can fly, and this ability has helped them to spread across the world, even to remote islands and polar regions. Like mammals, birds are warm-blooded, but they reproduce by laying eggs. Birds use beaks—toothless jaws that are lightweight but strong—for feeding and preening. NestiNg Most birds build nests to protect their eggs and young. Carmine bee-eaters dig burrows in vertical sandbanks along rivers. 47 48 | BIRDS Birds Birds are warm-blooded, egg-laying vertebrates. Most birds can fly, thanks to their unique features, including lightweight, hollow bones, a light, toothless beak, and feathered wings.
The bird forms a life-long bond with its mate. size 37–40 in (94–100 cm) tall diet Mostly lantern fish habitat Nests on islands, on flat beaches with no snow or ice distribution Southern Atlantic and southern Indian oceans size 21–27 in (53–69 cm) long diet Mainly fish and crustaceans habitat Coastal bays and inlets, temperate forests, Arctic tundra, and freshwater areas distribution Northern North America, northern Eurasia, Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea, and eastern Asia PENGUINS, ALBATROSSES, AND DIVERS Black-browed albatross Thalassarche melanophrys | 55 ENDANGERED Albatrosses spend most of their lives at sea, only returning to land to breed.
Like mammals, birds are warm-blooded, but they reproduce by laying eggs. Birds use beaks—toothless jaws that are lightweight but strong—for feeding and preening. NestiNg Most birds build nests to protect their eggs and young. Carmine bee-eaters dig burrows in vertical sandbanks along rivers. 47 48 | BIRDS Birds Birds are warm-blooded, egg-laying vertebrates. Most birds can fly, thanks to their unique features, including lightweight, hollow bones, a light, toothless beak, and feathered wings. Anatomy Wing bone Tailbone, or pygostyle Beak Wishbone Keel Foot Skeleton of a starling Birds are adapted in ways that make them good at flying.