Birds That Don't Fly
There are more than 9,000 different species of birds in the world! Birds Up Close introduces young readers to fascinating bird facts answering questions about the aerial abilities of birds, their magnificent plumage, and astounding hunting prowess. Spectular full-color photos feature intriguing birds that live in forests, deserts, grasslands, and on water. Detailed illustrations help explain the mechanics of flight in a simple, clear way.
At 350 pounds (160 kg), ostriches may be too heavy to fly but boy can they run -- up to 40 miles (64 km) per hour! Birds that don't fly features the twenty types of birds that can't get off the ground exploring:
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