Thursday, January 14, 2016

FLYING HIGH-TEXT


On my head I have a crest,
All say I dance the best,
Of my feathers I am proud,
Before the rain I cry aloud________.

Long and grooved is my tail,
High up in the sky I sail,
I pick and eat all the mice.
The ________ is what you
call me.
MY feathers are green,
My beak’s red,
Guava and green chilli
I’m fed, I love to copy people’s voice,
And keep making a lot of
noise ___________
Black are my feathers and
black is my _____.
kau-kau I do all day long
________.

Koohu-Koohu is my
sound,
Everywhere I am found,
My sweet voice gives me
fame,_____ is my name.
Dead animals I do eat,
Making places clean and
neat, High up in the ____ I fly,
Vulture is what I’m called
by.
My beak is very special,
I use it like a needle,
Stitching leaves I make
my home,
The _______ bird is how
I’m known.
In trunk of trees holes
I make,
Hidden insects I intake,
Tuk-tuk-tuk I work all day.
The woodpecker is what
people say.
Dear crow why is there so much noise in the jungle? I just cannot sleep.
Dear Owl, the birds are all praising themselves and shouting.
The owl said – Stop this hullabaloo. Why are you quarrelling? We are all special in our own ways. Our claws, beaks, feathers and sounds are different yet we are all birds. If we all looked alike, ate the same food and made the same sounds, think how dull the world would be.

Bird’s beaks are very important.  They help the bird collect the  food and sometimes they rip, tear, or crush food. They can act as an extra hand, such as when parrots use their beak for climbing.  They are used for building nests, and in some birds like tailor bird use their beak for  tie knots. 
Thin and Pointed Beak
An acute beak is one that tapers to a fine point at the end. This type of beak is delicate, and can be found in many insect eating birds such as warblers.

Sharp and Curved Beak
Carnivorous birds like the hawk have curved beaks with a razor-sharp tip that helps them tear their prey into smaller parts, so as to make it easy to swallow.
Decurved beaks
A decurved bill is one that curves downward.  The creepers are one type of bird that have this type of beak. The curve helps them pulls insects out of the bark of trees.

Flat beak
Ducks have being aquatic birds, ducks have  flat beaks that help strain the water from the sides when they consume food which includes aquatic plants and animals.

Long beaks
A long beak is much longer than the head. This type of beak helps the bird grab food that might otherwise be out of reach. Woodcocks, for example, use their long beak to probe for worms in mud. Toucans use their long beak to pick fruit in trees. Herons use their long beak to catch fish.

Sharp and long beak
The shape of the beak is cylindrical in shape, it looks like a circle as you look straight at it.  This type of beak is found in the hummingbird family.
Just as birds have different types of beaks, they also eat different types of food. While some eat fruits, some eat seeds. Some eat eggs, while others eat fish.
Have you ever noticed that birds fly and walk in different ways. Their neck movements also differ. The mynah moves her neck back and forth with a jerk. The owl can rotate its neck backwards to a large extent. 

There are some birds which can imitate our voice. The feathers of birds are of different colours, shapes and sizes. Their feathers help them to fly and keep them warm too.


THANK YOU,


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