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    Animal Stories

    Bizarre Birds

    Huh? Did a beach umbrella get blown in to the water? Nope, that's a bird—but one that happens to be way beyond average! The Darth Vader look-alike is a black heron of Africa. And the heron's cloaked pose is a fishing trick: Those wrap-around wings shade the water from the bright sun. That might help the bird see its underwater prey. Even better, it might attract prey looking for a cool spot.


50+ Years of Inspiring Children to Love Wildlife
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RANGER RICK is packed with awesome animal facts, stories, and photos; comic adventures; wildlife puzzles, riddles, contests, and crafts; plus, outdoor discoveries to share with friends and family.

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