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What is a seabird?
Any bird that can see.
Any bird that spends most of its time at sea.
Any bird that likes water.
Birds that favor deep ocean and only come ashore to nest are called
At about 11 feet, the ______ has the longest wingspan of any flying seabird.
Most seabirds spend many hours each day
attacking other birds.
Land is so unimportant to many seabirds that they
have lost the ability to walk.
don't know what it is.
refuse to fly anywhere near it.
The legs of all seabirds
are longer than those of land birds.
are set farther back on their bodies than those of land birds.
What does it mean when a bird "plunge dives"?
It soars high in the sky and then dives straight down into the water.
It swims around before diving.
It soars high in the sky and then swoops down to snatch something on the water's surface.
How do gulls open clams?
They peck them open.
They drop them onto rocks.
Gulls don't open clams.
How do pelicans show that they feel good?
They strut and caw.
They rub heads with other pelicans.
They turn their pouches inside out.
How does an albatross protect its young from humans?
It pretends to have a broken wing to lure people away.
It ejects a foul-smelling stomach oil from its beak.
It flies in frantic circles high overhead.
Most seabirds have a brood patch on their lower bellies.
They use this patch to identify each other.
They use this patch to carry food.
They use this patch like a blanket to keep their eggs warm.
Before their adult feathers come in, seabird chicks are covered with
Most seabirds nest in large groups called
Seabirds live longer than land birds. How long do seabirds live?
Some species can live to be 100 years old.
Some species can live to be 75 years old.
Some species can live to be 50 years old.
Which of these seabirds avoids getting wet?
What is unique about the skimmer?
It's the only seabird that doesn't like fish.
It's the only bird whose lower bill is much longer than its upper bill.
It's the only bird with two different-sized wings.
This bird can even sleep while flying.
To help it hold slippery fish, a puffin has ______ in the roof of its mouth.
Some seabirds can go years without
When a male tern wants to show affection to a female,
he presents her with a fish.
he presents he with nesting material.
he dances for her.
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