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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Bird-Related Words
albatross

albatross

The albatross is web-footed bird that can fly for a long period of time.
arctic tern
Arctic tern

The Arctic tern is a small bird that flies from the Arctic to the Antarctic and back again each year.


bald eagle

The bald eagle is a large bird of prey. It is the symbol of the USA.


beak

A beak is the hard, outer part of a some animal's mouth. Birds, octopi, squid, and other animals have beaks. Some dinosaurs had them too.
leghorn chicken

biped

A biped is an animal that walks on two legs. People and birds are bipeds. Tyrannosaurus rex was a biped.


bird

Birds have feathers and wings. Most birds can fly.


blackbird

Blackbirds are black!
Eastern bluebird

bluebird

The bluebird is a beautiful song bird that is the symbol of many of the states in the USA.


blue jay

The blue jay is a beautiful, noisy blue bird.


bones

Bones are hard, structural parts of the body of many animals, including birds.


cage

Some people keep birds in cages.


Canada goose

The Canada goose is a large North American bird that honks.


canary

Canaries sing very well.


cardinal

The Northern Cardinal is a bird with a short, wide bill. The male is bright red; the female is brownish-red.


carnivore

Carnivores are organisms that eat meat. Many birds, like eagles, are carnivores.


cassowary

A huge, flightless bird from Australia with a helmet-like crest on its head.
chick

chick

A chick is a baby chicken. Some other baby birds are also called chicks.
leghorn chicken

chicken

A chicken is a farm animal.


claw

A claw is a hard, sharp, curved nail on the feet of some animals. Bears, cats, birds, dinosaurs, and many other animals have claws.


cockatoo

Cockatoos are birds that have a large, feathery crest and a hooked bill. They are from Australia and Indonesia.


crane

The crane is a wading bird with a long neck, a long bill, and long legs.


crow

A crow is a very smart black bird.


cuckoo

Cuckoos are birds whose call sounds like coo-coo.
Dodo

dodo

The dodo is an extinct, flightless bird that lived on an island in the Indian Ocean near Africa.
dove

dove

The dove is a bird that is a symbol of peace.


duck

Ducks are birds that have webbed feet and a flattened bill. They swim well and live near the water.


duckling

A duckling is a young duck.


eagle

The eagle is a large bird of prey. It has a hooked bill and sharp talons.


egret

The egret is a large wading bird.


emperor penguin

The emperor penguin is the largest penguin; it lives on ice packs in Antarctica.


emu

The emu is a large Australian bird that cannot fly.


endangered species

Endangered species are types of animals or plants that may become extinct soon. Many birds species are endangered.
Dodo

extinct

When a group of animals or plants goes extinct, they are gone forever. Some extinct animals include dinosaurs, saber-toothed cats, and dodo birds.


feather

Birds have feathers.


flamingo

The flamingo is a pink bird that eats shrimp.


fly

The fly is a small, flying insect.
Food chain

food web

The food web (or food chain) is all of the interactions between predators and prey in which plants and animals obtain food.


goldfish

A goldfish is a type of carp that makes a nice pet.
goose

goose

Geese are migrating birds that honk!


gosling

A gosling is a baby goose.


great horned owl

The great horned owl is a large bird of prey from North and South America.

groundhog

The groundhog is a rodent that is also called the woodchuck.


gull

Gulls are birds that live near oceans and lakes.


guppy

Guppies are a type of small tropical fish.


habitat

A habitat is the natural place where a plant or an animal lives. For example, a toucan's habitat is the rainforest.


harpy eagle

The harpy eagle is one of the largest eagles in the world. It lives in rainforests of Central America and South America.


hawk

The hawk is a bird of prey, a raptor.


hen

A hen is a female chicken. Hens lay eggs.


heron

A large wading bird with distinctive plumage and a long, sharp bill.


hummingbird

Hummingbirds are tiny birds that drink flower nectar. They can hover in the air and even fly backwards.


jay

Jays are beautiful, noisy birds.

junco

This junco is a small songbird from North America.


kakapo

The kakapo is a large, flightless, nocturnal, solitary parrot from New Zealand.


kiwi

The kiwi is a chicken-sized flightless bird from New Zealand. It is generally nocturnal (most active at night).


kookaburra

The kookaburra is an Australian bird whose call sounds like laughing.


macaroni penguin

The macaroni penguin is a penguin from the Antarctic that has a yellow, feathery crest on its head.

macaw

Macaws are parrots from rainforests in the Americas.


mallard

The Mallard is a common wild duck.
Western Meadowlark

meadowlark

The meadowlark is a brightly-colored songbird that lives in meadows and grasslands.


moa

The moa were huge, extinct, flightless birds from New Zealand.


mockingbird

The mockingbird is a North American bird that can mimic the songs of many other birds.


nene

The nene is Hawaii's state bird. It is an endangered goose that lives on volcanic slopes.


nest

Some animals, like birds, make nests to hold their young - even some dinosaurs built nests for their eggs.
nightingale

nightingale

The nightingale is a bird that sings beautiful songs.


nocturnal

Nocturnal animals are more active at night. Owls are nocturnal birds.


nuthatch

The nuthatch is a small perching bird that can climb down trees and opens nuts using its bill like a hatchet.

oriole

The oriole is a black and orange bird that eats fruit and nectar. It builds a hanging nest.


oropendola

The crested oropendola is a tropical black bird that makes long, pendulous nests.


ostrich

The ostrich is the largest bird. It can't fly, but it runs very fast.


owl

Owls are birds of prey that have large eyes and very good eyesight. Most owls hunt at night.


parrot

The parrot is a beautiful bird that can imitate sounds very well.


peacock

The peacock is a beautiful bird from india. The male has a large train of feathers.


pelican

The pelican is fish-eating bird with a huge, pouched bill.


penguin

Penguins are birds that cannot fly but swim very well.


peregrine falcon

The peregrine falcon is the fastest-flying bird. It prey upon other birds.


pets

Pets are animals that live with us, like parrots and canaries.


pigeon

There are a lot of pigeons in cities.


prairie chicken

The prairie chicken is a bird that lives in grasslands of North America.


puffin

The puffin is an Arctic sea bird.
quail
quail

A quail is a bird; it spends a lot of time on the ground.

quetzal

The quetzal is a beautiful rain forest bird with very long tail feathers.


rainbow lorikeet

A small, colorful, brush-tongued parrot from Australia.


rhea

The rhea is a large, flightless bird from South America.


roadrunner

The roadrunner is a bird is a fast running bird that rarely flies.


robin

The robin is a common bird with red-colored feathers on its breast.


rockhopper penguin

The rockhopper penguin is a small, aggressive, crested bird that cannot fly.


sea gull

The sea gull is the common name for some birds that live near oceans and lakes.


snow goose

The snow goose is a migratory bird from North America.


snowy owl

The snowy owl is a white owl that lives in the North American tundra (a cold, snowy environment).

sparrow

The sparrow is a small, common songbird.


spotted owl

The spotted owl is an owl from the Pacific coast of North America.


swan

Swans are long-necked water birds.


tern

Terns are birds that are sometimes called "sea swallows."


toucan

The toucan is a rainforest bird that has a big, colorful beak.


turkey

Turkeys are large birds that nest on the ground.


umbrellabird

The Umbrellabird is a rain forest bird with a large tuft of feathers on its head.


vulture

The vulture is a big, bald-headed bird that eats dead animals.


woodpecker

The woodpecker is a bird that can peck holes in trees.

xenops

Xenops is a rainforest bird from the Americas.

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