Can You Guess the Name of This Long-Necked Bird?

on August 16, 2022

This week, we head to the tropics, looking for a single genus of birds that like the water.


Pasindu Ranasinghe, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Learn more about snakebirds as Professor Barry Mins studies kinds that may have been on the Ark.

  1. This bird can be found in ________ areas.
  2. There are only four species in this kind and one of them is __________.
  3. They are still able to fly when they have ___ feathers.
  4. Their ________ resist becoming waterlogged.
  5. They are semi-__________.
  6. These birds enjoy _______—using sticks, seed pods, and feathers to pass the time.
  7. Snakebirds are less _______ underwater than many other water birds.
  8. Snakebirds are great ________.
  9. _______ are a regular food source.
  10. This week’s kind is the Anhingidae—the _________ kind.

Word Bank

  • Buoyant
  • Catfish
  • Endangered
  • Feathers
  • Playing
  • Snakebird
  • Swimmers
  • Tropical
  • Waterproof
  • Wet
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