Chicks! by Sandra Horning

By Sandra Horning

Whilst a kinfolk brings domestic chicks from an area farm, they have to do every little thing they could to ensure their feathered neighbors thrive of their new atmosphere. With the aid of their an expert mom and dad, the youngsters give you the child chicks with meals, water, heat, and correct guard. younger readers will chirp alongside fortunately web page after web page, studying to learn as they watch the bushy little chicks develop into downy grownup chickens, who will finally lay eggs in their personal!

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It plucks food off the surface of the water or sur­ face dives. It sometimes lands on the back of a pelican to rob food from the side o f its mouth, and will also chase terns to rob food in mid-air. In turn, the frigatebird robs food from the Laughing Gull. One o f its calls sounds like a human laughing; it also has a high-pitched, begging call note when a flock is feeding. The nest is a grass-lined scrape on a vegetated beach, or shaded patch on a rocky island, sometimes near a colony o f other seabirds.

The call is a very loud “willet or “per-will-willet” The nest is a shallow scrape in sand. Both sexes incubate the four eggs for 21-29 days, but the female sometimes abandons the male who then attends to the young for a few weeks after they hatch. An uncommon migrant from North America with a few birds present in summer. Has recently bred in Puerto Rico. Breeds in the Bahamas and Greater Antilles, as well as in North America from New Brunswick south to Mexico, and in the northern Great Plains. Migrants from North America spend the winter as far south as coastal Brazil and Peru.

Some birds that breed in the western Russian Arctic migrate east through Alaska to win­ ter grounds in southern South America: a round trip of 30,000 km. On the breeding grounds in the far North, males stake out a territory by flying at very slow speeds, low over the tundra, and inflating a special throat pouch. They make a deep, hooting noise as they advertise their presence. In contrast to many other sandpipers, the female builds the nest scrape alone on the male’s territory. The male will mate with other females who enter his territory.

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