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Care of Birds
Why do birds form large flocks in autumn?
Asked in Maine, Birdwatching, Songbirds
What kind of birds do chickadees like to be around?
Asked in Canaries (birds)
In the wild do canaries live along in pairs or in flocks?
Asked in Birds, Pronouns, Plural Nouns
Why do birds form flocks?
Birds travel in flocks for protection. They flock to avoid predators. More eyes watching means it's harder for a cat or a hawk to catch the birds off guard. And they flock to find food. Again, more eyes makes it easier to search. Also, the flock can form around the food. One bird sees the food, a second bird sees the first one eating, and joins in, then a third bird sees the first two, etc.
Asked in Animal Life, Birdwatching
What does a blackcapped chickadee do in the winter?
Is birds a noun or a pronoun?
The word 'birds' is a noun, the plural form of the singular noun 'bird', a word for a thing (things). A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun in a sentence. The pronouns that take the place of the plural noun 'birds' are they as a subject, and them as an object. Example: The birds are starting to migrate. They fly over in flocks almost daily. As I watch them, I am reminded of the cycles of nature.
Asked in Turkeys
What is a Jake turkey?
Asked in Gulls (Seagulls)
What does it mean when there are an unusual number of seagulls flying overhead?
What word is the plural form of the word birds?
Asked in Seasons, The Difference Between
What the difference between autumn and spring wood?
Asked in Turkeys
What does Jake mean in reference to wild turkeys?
Asked in Possessive Nouns
What is the possessive form of the wings of the birds?
Asked in Penguins, Antarctica
About how many birds are there in a king penguin colony in Antarctica?
Asked in Hurricanes Typhoons and Cyclones
How do hurricanes form and what do they form over?
Asked in Famous Quotations
How do flocks of birds turn together?
Birds, like fish, form flocks or shoals to minimise being picked off by predators. To do this, they maintain close proximity eye contact with three or four of their nearest neighbours. As one or two birds start to turn, the individual will tend to stay closest to those animals that are making the same decision, thus maintaining the flock/shoal. There will be some animals that are slower on the uptake, or decide to follow another group and consequently there will be swoops and divergences within the flock/shoal. The sum total is a confusing mass moving in unison this way and that, making it difficult for the predator to pick off an individual.