International Wildlife Encyclopedia
New edition of a 22-volume reference that offers coverage of thousands of species of wildlife, from amoebas to zebras, for middle school students and above. Arranged alphabetically by each animal's commonly used English name, the approximately 1,200 articles discuss the appearance and behavior of species from every branch of the animal world and al
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adult Africa ALTERNATIVE NAMES animals birds body BREEDING Age breeding interval breeding season brown burrow cattle egret chicks claws color common DIET DISTINCTIVE FEATURES dugongs duiker Eagle rays earless monitor earthworms earwig edible crabs Edible frogs egg-eating snake eider eland electric catfish electric ray elephant seals elephant shrews emperor penguin emus ermine Everglade snail kite fairy bluebird false killer whale false scorpions fanworms featherbacks featherstar feed feet female fence lizard fennec fox fer de lance fiddler crabs field vole finfoot fireflies firemouth fish eagles fish owl flamingos flatworms flea flicker flies flounder genus and species HABITAT hatch inches incubation insects larvae legs live mainly male mating mouth nest northern number of eggs number of young pair plumage predators prey snail kite southern southern elephant seal SPAN Not known surface swim tail trees tusk shells usually worms