Apologia science zoology 1 lesson 2

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warm-blooded

Having a body temperature that stays the same, regardless of the surrounding temperature.

vocabulary

The range of words that a person uses and understands

ornithologists

scientists who study birds

birders

a person who identifies and studies birds in their natural habitats

famines

large-scale food shortages, with widespread starvation, social disruption, and economic chaos; usually triggered by droughts, floods, political instability, and wars

migrating

going from one region to another with the change in seasons

migrant

traveler who moves from one region or country to another

transient

one who stays for only a short time

field marks

distinctive markings which help in recognizing specific plants and animals

wingbar

A strip of color that crosses the bird's wing horizontally.

Crown

the top of the birds head

crest

a showy growth of e.g. feathers or skin on the head of a bird or other animal

Passeriformes

largest order of birds comprising about half the known species

Passerines

perching song bird

syrinx

the vocal organ of a bird

call

the characteristic sound produced by a bird

song

a series of patterned notes produced by a bird.

drumming

The tapping of trees, drainpipes, poles, tin roofs, or anything else that makes a loud noise, done by birds in order to communicate.

bird banding

putting bands on a birds wrist track them

John James Audobon

one of the first to study and paint the birds of North America

key

a list of words or phrases that explain symbols or abbreviations

borders

Lines around the edge(s) of text, a page, a cell, or a table

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