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BIRD OF FIRE Looking for the Phoenix
One of the most memorable creatures in the Harry Potter books is Fawkes, the bird who lives in Professor Dumbledore’s office. One day Fawkes goes up in flames, much to Harry’s consternation, only to be reborn as a chick out of the ashes. One of Fawke
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Bird Sculptures
Making a bird sculpture can be a great way to learn more about them. To create the right shapes, textures, and colors, you must observe them more closely. You can use pictures and videos to help with the research or grab a pair of binoculars and obse
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Caring For Wounded Winged Friends
NEW DELHI, India’s sprawling capital, abounds with birds. Pigeons and doves coo and flutter around rooftops. Black kites shriek as they soar across the sky. Crows and parakeets jostle for scraps. Strutting peacocks and sunbathing hoopoes also call th
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Say What?
“Hey, give me my neck back!” —Kieran L. “What? I didn’t do it! “ —Ansel B. “I am bear-y hungry!” —Rafael B-Z. “Ex-CUSE me?” —Maeve M. ■
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Fast Facts
» Jainism calls for its followers to lead a simple life. Jains should not become attached to material things. Outside India, the largest population of Jains is in the United States. » Another organization that treats birds cost-free is Wildlife Resc
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Last Face
Fill in the speech bubble for this photograph. Have your parent or legal guardian send your idea, with your name, to faces@cricketmedia.com and include a note that says “Your caption is your original work and FACES has permission to publish it in pri
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WHERE In The World?
Do you know where our friend Globey is enjoying his copy of FACES? Here is a hint: Sometimes these ducks wear apparel featuring their city’s sports teams, including the Red Sox and the Bruins. ■
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Toucans in Space
These birds are set to colonize Mars! Can you find the hidden objects? Find four pineapples, three baby toucans, and one alien. Answers on page 48 ■
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QUOTE THE RAVEN: Never more Caw! Caw!
Look up, and you may see a crow. According to myth, that means death is near. Seeing three crows means health, and seeing four means wealth. But five crows? Sickness is coming. Black, mysterious, and often seen in groups, crows and ravens don’t have
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Fast Facts
» The Black Death was not caused by bad air, but by a bacterium. Fleas carrying the bacteria jumped to humans and infected them. » Scavengers serve a purpose in the food chain. Without them eating the bodies of dead animals, the bodies would rot and
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Do the Crane Dance
Youthful eyes sparkle from under a beaked hood. Graceful arms flap like soaring wings. Squawk-like calls fill the Gangtey (gahn-tay) Monastery courtyard as dozens of Bhutanese schoolchildren perform the black-necked crane dance. It’s the highlight of
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Fast Facts
» A juvenile black-necked crane named Karma lives at the Black-necked Crane Visitors Center in Bhutan. A farmer found Karma with fractures on its left wing in 2016. » Power lines that were scheduled to be erected in 2008 in the Phobjikha Valley were
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An Eggcellent Activity
Answers are on page 48. ■
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Make Your Yard Bird-friendly!
Would you like to have birds living in your backyard? Here are four simple things you can do. 1 Put out food. Birds need to eat, so put up a bird feeder. There are many types of bird feeders. Some are trays. Some hang from a tree or attach to a wind
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EDITOR Elizabeth Crooker ART DIRECTOR Nicole Welch DESIGNER Erin Hookana VP OF EDITORIAL & CONTENT James M. O’Connor COPY EDITOR Suzanne Fox PERMISSIONS SPECIALIST Christine Voboril ASSISTANT EDITOR Emily Cambias ASSISTANT EDITOR Stacey Lane S
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Port Lockroy: Where Penguins Are Your Nearest Neighbors
A ship sails through the icy waters off the Antarctic Peninsula. A small team of employees from the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust (UKAHT) is on board. They’re traveling to Goudier Island, where they’ll spend the Antarctic summer living and working at P
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High Five
IT’S A BIRD, IT’S A PLANE . . . no, you were right the first time. It’s a bird. Birds are some of the most diverse creatures on Earth with almost 10,000 different species. Some fly, some run. Some have stunning, colorful feathers. Others are plain. W
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Is It A Gentoo ?
Gentoos have red-orange beaks. Gentoos have white patches above their eyes. Gentoos have the most prominent tails of any penguin species. ■
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A Bird’s Eye View—of A Bird!
Most bird wings have a curved airfoil shape. Air must move faster over the curved top. Air pressure above the wing becomes lower than that below, which provides lift. Different feathers do different jobs. Downy feathers provide warmth. Contour feathe
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Fast Facts
» Gentoo penguins breed on the Antarctic Peninsula and sub-Antarctic islands. They build nests of stone, carefully picking the perfect pebbles, and usually lay two eggs. » The first recorded sighting of Antarctica was in 1820, which makes 2020 the 2
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Vultures
A gazelle, weakened by disease, stumbles and dies on the African savanna. If the cholera bacteria it carries reaches the nearby water hole, the water will become contaminated and sicken other animals that drink there. Enter the lappet-faced vulture.
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Dear Kylie
Dear Case, Hi! My name is Kylie. I love to play sports and be outside in nature. I heard you have had some great experiences traveling to several hotspots for bird-watching and that you are a member of Ohio Young Birders Club. I remember the first
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Beautiful Birds A LESSON IN DIVERSITY
Among living creatures, birds are the poster animal for diversity with almost 10,000 different species. All birds have feathers and beaks, but they lay eggs like reptiles and are warm-blooded like mammals. Some birds fly, and others walk, run, or eve
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Amazing Bird Facts!
Some birds don’t touch the ground for months on end. The common swift is a little bird that migrates from Europe to Africa and back over the course of a year. They spend so much time in the air that they’ve evolved to drink, eat, and sleep on the win
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Fast Facts
» The retina of the oil bird contains more than one million rods per millimeter, more than any other vertebrate. Their eyes process low light better than those of any other bird. » The wandering albatross is exceptionally slow in reproducing and gro
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Birds Of Philippine Myth
A long, long time ago, when the world was very young, there was a bird called Manaul. Manaul had been flying for as long as he remembered, and he was growing very tired. Unfortunately, there was no place for him to land and rest in this young world b
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EDITOR Elizabeth Crooker ART DIRECTOR Nicole Welch DESIGNER Erin Hookana VP OF EDITORIAL & CONTENT James M. O’Connor COPY EDITOR Suzanne Fox PERMISSIONS SPECIALIST Christine Voboril ASSISTANT EDITOR Emily Cambias ASSISTANT EDITOR Stacey Lane S
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Dear Kylie
Dear Reagan, Hi, my name is Kylie. I heard that you are very involved in presidential campaigns. What inspires you to get involved? In my school, they put on mock elections in the library. Everyone had an opportunity to vote. Cardboard cutouts of
Faces2 min de lecturePolitical Ideologies
High Five
With election day just a few months away, the U.S. presidential race is big news. But the United States isn’t the only election you should know about. Elections are held throughout the world. Here are five facts to get you started. 1 The ancient Gre
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U.S. Presidential Pets
Not all the animals in a president’s household were there strictly as pets. Many of them had other jobs as well. Pauline Wayne was a cow belonging to President William Howard Taft. She provided most of the milk for the president’s family and spent he
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