Comprehension Questions

  1. Webbed feet help ducks ________.
    swim in the water
  2. How do perching birds stay on a perch?
    Perching birds have four flexible toes, three that point forward, and one that point backward. When a bird is perching on a branch, a tendon locks the toe that points backward.
  3. Why do bird chicks need a nest?
    All of the above
  4. What are some materials that birds use to make nests?
    Birds can use anything they find to make nests. They can use twigs, leaves, or their own feathers.
  5. Which of the following names is not a name for a group of birds?
  6. Why is a group of doves called a cote?
    Doves were kept in places called cotes.

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Birds: Introduction

Birds: Bird Feet

Birds: Bird Nests

Birds: Words for Groups of Birds