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Watching Birds' Behavior
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How can you identify an unfamiliar bird?


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2:00 minutes (1.63 MB)
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To distinguish one bird from a similar one, watch what the bird does, how it moves. Does it flick its wings? Bob up and down? Flip its tail? A field guide usually mentions these behaviors, and watching for them can help you determine which bird is which. It's like detective work: gather enough clues, and you'll solve the mystery.

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