What Room 22 Knows About Birds
Birds have different kinds of feathers such as, tail feathers, cover feathers, flight feathers and down feathers. Owls grow flight feathers when they are fledglings. That is when they learn to fly.
Birds eat different things such as, worms, smaller birds, eggs, fish, seeds, nuts.
Not all birds are good at flying. Penguins, ostriches and chickens don’t fly.
Raptor birds like hawks, eagles, owls and falcons need to live high in a tree, or on a rocky cliff so they can look down on their prey. They swoop down on their prey. Owls like to eat rats, mice and other small animals. Then they throw up something called a pellet which has bones and fur that the owl cannot digest.
Birds like Canada Geese, loons and ducks live in wetlands. They make their nests in the grasses surrounding the wetland.
Some birds migrate from north to south in the winter because they don’t like the cold and it’s difficult to find food.
Every bird starts off as an egg. Birds are oviparous. Baby birds are called chicks. When owls grow a bit more and begin to change they are called owlets. When they begin to fly they are known as fledglings. Finally, they become adults.