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Animals: Facts at Your Fingertips by DK Publishing

By DK Publishing

DK's: Animals highlights the lives of approximately two hundred animals—what they consume, what eats them, the place they reside, and the way monstrous they're. From tiny bees to the amazing elephant, the animal state is widely known with enjoyable evidence and photographs of the tallest, quickest, heaviest, and biggest household and wild animals at the planet.

Catalog entries filled with evidence offer at-a-glance details, whereas locator icons provide instantly recognizable references to help navigation and realizing, and truth records around off the booklet with enjoyable evidence reminiscent of list breakers and timelines. each one mini-encyclopedia is stuffed with proof on matters starting from animals to heritage, automobiles to canines, and from Earth to house and combines a child-friendly format with attractive images and bite-size chunks of textual content that would motivate and tell even the main reluctant readers.

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The scarlet ibis builds its nest on islands, where its eggs and young are safe from predators. Nests are usually built in trees, far above the water the birds hunt in. Ajaia ajaja Eudocimus ruber size 22–24 in (56–61 cm) long diet Crustaceans, amphibians, and fish habitat Wetlands, such as estuaries Bright pink bar on wing size 28–34 in (71–86 cm) tall diet Insects and small fish habitat Shallow coastal waters distribution South America distribution Tropical America Black wing tip STORKS AND HERONS | American bittern Marabou stork Botaurus lentiginosus Leptoptilos crumeniferus Striped plumage makes this heron difficult to spot in its reed home.

Waterfowl (ducks, geese, and swans) are strong swimmers with waterproof feathers and webbed feet. They are powerful fliers; many migrate great distances to breed. Indian peafowl Pavo cristatus The Indian peafowl is a stunning gamebird. Known as the peacock, the male peafowl shows off a magnificent fan of feathers to impress his mate. These plumes emerge from just above his short tail, hidden beneath. 5 m) long diet Seeds, fruits, insects, small mammals, and reptiles habitat Deciduous forests and farmlands distribution India and Sri Lanka Tail drags along ground behind the male when not fanned out Peacocks have the longest feathers of all birds.

The carnivores, meaning meat-eaters, are grouped together not because they are all predators, although most of them are, but because they are all related. Most carnivores are fast runners with flexible spines and sharp teeth that help them tear flesh. Fennec fox Vulpes zerda ▲ A tiger stalks its prey. It gets as close as possible to its prey and then gives it a short chase to get close enough to pounce. ▲ Wild dogs hunt in packs, which allows them to catch prey larger than themselves. They run down prey in a long-distance endurance chase.

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