Cranes and Storks (Animals Animals) by Steven Otfinoski

By Steven Otfinoski

Show description

Read or Download Cranes and Storks (Animals Animals) PDF

Best zoology books

The mycota: a comprehensive treatise on fungi as experimental systems for basic and applied research

Pathogenic fungi are extensively disbursed and will infect many organisms, relatively people, but additionally different vertebrates and bugs. as a result of an increasing number of fungal infections, there's an expanding have to comprehend the interplay of pathogenic fungi with their hosts. This moment thoroughly up to date and revised version of quantity VI of The Mycota contains state-of-the-art stories written by way of specialists within the box, masking 3 significant parts of this swiftly constructing box.

Hibernation

We proportion the earth with a wide selection of animal species, each one of which brings whatever specific to the range of the planet. by means of figuring out extra approximately how animals behave and stay, we achieve a better knowing of the way existence developed and the significance of biodiversity. Hibernation examines these animals that can't migrate and are pressured to stay in a habitat that is inhospitable and for this reason sleep deeply for weeks or months.

Hidden Animals: A Field Guide to Batsquatch, Chupacabra, and Other Elusive Creatures

Hidden Animals: A box consultant to Batsquatch, Chupacabra, and different Elusive Creatures welcomes readers into the attention-grabbing international of cryptozoology—the medical pursuit of mythical creatures that usually unearths hoaxes and occasionally identifies genuine, formerly unknown species. Compiled through Michael Newton, writer of the acclaimed Encyclopedia of Cryptozoology, it's the first accomplished advisor protecting the crossroads of zoology and folklore written for either the younger and the younger at middle.

Primatology: Theories, Methods and Research (Animal Science, Issues and Professions)

Primates use 4 significant modes of communique (i. e. , visible, olfactory, tactile and vocal), and the methods they convey rely on regulations imposed through their behavior and habitats. This booklet discusses prior, present and strength destiny learn within the wild and captivity, addressing many of the key questions in primate bioacoustics, deciding on gaps in our wisdom, and likewise describing simple tools and gear utilized in the research of primate bioacoustics.

Extra info for Cranes and Storks (Animals Animals)

Sample text

They may stay there for just one day or several days while resting or waiting for better flying weather. The whooping cranes arrive on the Texas Gulf coast in late November or early December. They will live there through the winter and return north in April. By then, the young cranes are strong enough to Whooping cranes travel very long distances when they migrate. 32 These young sandhill crane chicks are not ready to migrate yet, but they will be ready soon. fly on their own without mom and dad looking out for them.

S. government declared the whooping crane endangered. Congress passed laws to protect the species. This bird was one of the first endangered 37 Did You Know . . The whooping crane has become the symbol of conservation in North America. S. postal stamp, representing wildlife conservation. animals to be so protected in the United States. By 2007, the number of whooping cranes living in the wild had increased to 340, and another 145 lived in captivity in zoos and preserves. More recently, the white stork of Europe and Africa has been threatened.

Minneapolis, MN: Millbrook Press, 2007. Imbriaco, Alison. The Whooping Crane: Help Save This Endangered Species! com, 2006. World Book. Storks and Other Large Wading Birds. Chicago: World Book, 2005. html 43 Index Page numbers for illustrations are in boldface. African openbill storks, 16 Asian openbill storks, 16 bills, 6, 6, 7, 12, 13, 16, 18, 24, 28, 29 black crowned cranes, 11, 11, 12 black storks, 15, 16 chicks crane, 4, 17, 26, 33 stork, 9, 18, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27, 38 Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary (Florida), 34, 36 cranes, 4, 17, 18 bodies of, 5–6 differences from storks, 7, 12 migrations, 27, 31–33 saving, 37–39 species of, 10–11, 13 dances, mating, 23, 23 eating, 13, 14, 15–19, 16, 17, 26, 27 eggs hatching, 24, 25, 26 laying, 22, 23, 24 openbill storks, 16 father birds, 24, 26 feet, 13 fledglings, 26 flying, 12, 13, 26, 30, 31, 32 food, 13, 14, 15–19, 16, 35 grey crowned cranes, 12 legs, 6, 13 life spans, 26, 27 long-billed cranes, 18 marabous (storks), 17 mating, 22, 23, 23, 24 migrations, 18, 18–19, 26–27, 29, 31–33, 32 mother birds, 24, 26 National Audubon Society, 36 necks, 6, 7 nesting, 22 cranes, 12, 23, 36–37, 39 storks, 20, 21–22, 24, 35–36 noises, 12, 19 44 parenting, 4, 5, 21–27 predators, 23, 29 red-crowned cranes, 23 resting places, 18, 29, 32, 33 saddle-billed storks, 6 sandhill cranes, 7, 18, 33 short-billed cranes, 18 Siberian cranes, 26 storks, 12, 16 bodies of, 5–6 differences from cranes, 7, 12 flying, 30, 31 legend of, 5 migrations, 26 saving, 37–39, 38 species of, 8–9, 12 thermal updrafts, 30, 31 threats to birds, 33, 35–39, 38, 39 wading birds, 6, 13 wetlands, 35, 36 white storks, 8, 8, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 33, 38, 39, 39 whooping cranes, 10, 10, 18–19, 31–33, 32, 36–37, 38 wings, 13, 29, 31 wood storks, 9, 9, 15–16, 34, 35–36, 37 45 yellow-billed storks, 14 About the Author Steven Otfinoski is the author of numerous books about animals.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.96 of 5 – based on 48 votes