Feathers, flyways and fast food
Original by Dr Margaret Rowe, 2002
Last revised by the Department of the Environment and Heritage, December 2004
ISBN 0 6425 4820 X
- Notes about shorebirds to Australian schools
- How birds are classified?
- Did birds evolve from dinosaurs?
- The feather coat
- Keeping warm
- Birds need water
- Heart and blood circulation
- Birds have very efficient lungs
- Five senses, or more?
- Reproduction and development
- Long distance migration of shorebirds
- How shorebird migration is studied
- Threats to shorebirds
- Actions being taken to protect shorebirds and their habitat
- Suggestions for teachers
- Internet sites
© Commonwealth of Australia 2002
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This publication was produced in association with the State of Victoria through the Teacher Release to Industry Program.
Text by: Dr Margaret Rowe
Design by: Rachael Brühn Design
The Wetlands Section
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