Posts tagged ‘birds’

October 27, 2013

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A group of crows is called a murder.

Source: www.pbs.org

July 12, 2013

Don’t Bury Your Head in the Sand

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 About ten percent of Bermuda’s beach sand is quartz, yet there are no known sources of quartz in Bermuda. Geologist Bruce Rueger has found the answer. It has been dropped out of the tail end of birds flying south. They carry grains in their crops (part of their throats) to help with digestion.

Source: www.coloredsandstore.com

May 19, 2013

Woodpecker

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A woodpecker can have an unbelievably long tongue – in some species, it can extend 5 inches beyond the bird’s beak.   When not extended part of the tongue is stored in a special corridor inside the skull – the corridor wraps all the way around the bird’s head.

Source: www.birds.com