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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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