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Following within the footsteps of DK's bestselling grownup name Animal, which bought in far more than 2 million copies, Animals: a visible Encyclopedia unearths the wonders of the animal nation to a more youthful readership.
- Structured via animal team with separate entries for each amazing kind of animal, from ants and aardvarks to wasps and wallabies
- Fact documents offer key details on habit, distribution, nutrition, and conservation issues
- Action images unearths wild animals interacting of their local habitats and places normal habit in context
- Highlights animals probably to fireplace the mind's eye of younger minds: the deadliest, the biggest, the friendliest, the quickest, and the downright strangest
Supports the typical middle country Standards.
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Its wings make a noisy creaking sound that may be heard because the swan passes overhead. WATERBIRDS Black swan Wattled jacana nice crested grebe Cygnus atratus Jacana jacana Podiceps cristatus 20+ five+ ? ■ ■ ■ ■ those swans occasionally trip jointly in colonies numbering many millions. and they nest jointly, too, even though a few breeding pairs may well remain except the remaining. In Europe, black swans are stored as decorative pets. top 6½–10 in (17–25 cm) Weight 3–4 oz. (90–125 g) ■ nutrition bugs, aquatic invertebrates, rice seeds ■ place S. critical the United States, South the USA top 18–20 in (46–51 cm) Weight 1¼–3¼ lb (0. 6–1. five kg) ■ vitamin Fishes, aquatic invertebrates ■ situation Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand enormous, splayed toes unfold this bird’s weight and make allowance it to stroll on floating water vegetation with no sinking. the feminine wattled jacana often takes a number of associates. She lays her eggs in floating nests. The black head feathers and wonderful frill of the nice crested grebe are exhibited to complete impression throughout the bird’s courtship rite. a couple of grebes practice tricky dances within the water and provide each other presents of weeds. peak 3½–4½ feet (1. 1–1. four m) Weight 11–13 lb (5–6 kg) ■ vitamin vegetation (mainly aquatic) ■ situation Australia (including Tasmania), New Zealand universal merganser Mergus merganser ■ ■ Mallard 7+ ■ top 23–26 in (58–66 cm) Weight 3¼–4½ lb (1. 5–2 kg) ■ vitamin Fishes ■ place North the United States, Europe, Asia ■ The merganser is an strange duck since it has a protracted skinny invoice with sharp “sawteeth” alongside the perimeters. which means the chicken can get a company grip on a slippery fish. Mergansers hunt via placing MALE MERGANSER their heads under the skin of the water and diving for his or her prey. five+ ■ MALE MALLARD darkish eco-friendly head top 19½–26 in (50–65 cm) Weight 2¼–3¼ lb (1–1. five kg) Blue wing patch ■ nutrition Aquatic vegetation, grasses, small aquatic invertebrates ■ place North the United States, Greenland, Europe, and Asia ■ the most universal of all geese, mallards are stumbled on around the northern hemisphere. such a lot family geese are descended from the mallard. either female and male mallards might be well-known via their obvious blue wing patch. lady MALLARD Muscovy duck Mandarin duck Horned screamer Cairina moschata Aix galericulata Anhima cornuta eight+ 7+ ■ top 26–33 in (66–84 cm) Weight 4½–8¾ lb (2–4 kg) ■ nutrition Leaves, seeds, bugs, small aquatic invertebrates ■ position critical the US, N. South the US ■ Domesticated muscovy geese are saved worldwide and seem in lots of colour types. Wild muscovy geese have black plumage with a few white feathers of their wings. BIRDS Anas platyrhynchos 10 ■ top 16–19 in (41–49 cm) Weight 18–22 oz. (500–625 g) ■ nutrition crops, bugs, snails ■ situation N. W. Europe, E. Asia ■ ■ ■ those geese are at domestic either in water and on land. They make their nests excessive in bushes, secure from predators. the glorious plumage of the male mandarin duck (seen right here) has made this fowl renowned in captivity.