FEATHERY FRIDAY # 52

FEATHERY FRIDAY #52

It’s Feathery Friday and we’re going to another tiny island today, this one is the southwest Pacific Ocean! So let’s hop aboard a boat and set sail to this tiny island and explore their rainforest to find…

MEET THE KAGU!

   Range/Habitat: New Caledonia/ rainforest

   Diet: Carnivore: insects, lizards, beetles

   Length/Weight: 22”/ 32 oz

   Conservation Status: endangered

 

 

 

Fun Facts:

  • Kagus are flightless birds that live on the ground.
  • They have large crests on their heads.
  • Kagus dig for prey in the ground.
  • They have long legs and can run fast.
  • Kagus are bluish-grey in coloration.
  • Kagus have special feathers that make a powder that cleans and waterproof them.
  • They have excellent vision.

Kagus are such beautiful birds! We love their crests! Who knew there were so many flightless birds in the world?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Categories: adventure, Animals, birds, Children, conservation, education, Environment, nature, science, wildlife | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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One thought on “FEATHERY FRIDAY # 52

  1. I wonder how they get their feathers into that ‘do

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