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MES Bird is the Word

Words to know about birds & raptors

Bird A type of vertebrate that has feathers.
Raptor A bird of prey. The word raptor comes from the Latin root that means "to seize and carry away", and is assigned to any bird that kills with its feet. Hawks, eagles, falcons, osprey, and owls are all raptors.
Talon The claw of a bird of prey
Habitat the natural environment of an organism; place that is natural for the life and growth of an organism. (an animal’s habitat in word would be its ‘home’ and all the things it needs to survive there such as food, water, space/shelter, and air)
Food Chain series of organisms interrelated in their feeding habits, the smallest being fed upon by a larger one, which in turn feeds a still larger one
Prey an animal hunted or seized for food, esp. by a carnivorous animal.
Predator organism that exists by preying upon other organisms
Crepuscular an animal that is generally most active before sunrise or near twilight. (such as bobcats, certain birds and insects)
Diurnal Occurring or active during the daytime rather than at night.
Nocturnal Animals who are primarily active at night (i.e. most owls)
Endothermic an organism that generates heat to maintain its body temperature, typically above the temperature of its surroundings; warm-blooded.
Tracks A mark or succession of marks left by something that has passed.
Camouflage the coloring or patterns on an animal's body that allow it to blend in with its environment
Vertebrate an animal with a backbone and an internal skeleton
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