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Title: Birds and Insects of the Rainforest


1
Birds and Insectsof the Rainforest
2
Introduction
  • The rainforest provides birds and insects with a
    rich source of food.
  • Scientists believe that there are many
    undiscovered species also living in the
    rainforest.

3
WHAT IS A BIRD ?
  • A bird is an animal with two wings, feathers and
    two legs and a head with a beak.

4
The Australian king parrot
  • Lives in North Queensland in the Australian
    Rainforests
  • Eats seeds and leaves.
  • They grow to at least 42cm
  • Eats by holding large fruit with left foot and
    tearing with its beak.

5
Toucans
  • The Toucan owns one of the biggest beaks in the
    world.
  • So far there are 40 kinds discovered .
  • They have a very large and brightly coloured
    bill. They eat insects, small reptiles and chicks
    eggs. They mostly feed on fruits.

6
What is an insect?
  • An insect is an animal with six or more legs and
    a body divided into three parts.

7
The Giant Tiger Centipede
  • Is one of the smallest predators on the forest
    floor.
  • They hunt their prey by biting them.
  • They can grow up to 25cm long.
  • They survive by hunting and eating mice and
    lizards.

8
Termites
  • There are hundreds of different types of
    termites.
  • They are vegetarians.
  • Live in colonies which are ruled by the queen.
  • Mainly live underground
  • or hidden in deadwood.

9
South AmericanCATERPILLAR.
  • Looks like a guinea pig. Nick name - Fire
    Beast.
  • Are very DANGEROUS.
  • IF you touch there spines you can get severe
    headaches and damage to skin.

10
Thank You for Listening
  • We hope you enjoyed our presentation about birds
    and insects of the rainforest.
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