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animals and their adaptations (taiga)

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Insects in the Taiga
millions of insects in summer help to feed migration
Birds in the Taiga
over 200 species that consume insects
What kinds of birds stay all year?
finches, sparrows (seed eaters) and omnivorous birds
What kinds of herbivores inhabit the Taiga?
Small mammals, snowshoe rabbits, red squirrels
What kinds of predators inhabit the Taiga?
lynx, bobcat, owl
What adaptation have birds developed?
migration south
What other adaptations have animals developed?
hibernation, storing extra fat, changing diets from season to season
What adaptations have some small mammals developed?
growing extra fur on the feet for mobility