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Tropical birds are so beautiful and unique! They are a lot of fun to learn about.
Tropical birds are very brightly colored, and have long bills to help them break up nuts, seeds and fruits. They are omnivores that also eat small insects and lizards. You will not see these birds in a regular backyard habitat, though there are some species that can be found wild in South Florida. Wild, tropical birds are found in very warm climates and are often raised as pets. They are extremely smart, can learn tricks and learn how to copy words and even talk! They are also very noisy!
If your children enjoy learning about birds and nature, they will love learning about these fascinating creatures with these unit studies and free printables:
FREE Tropical Birds Copywork – 18 pages of copywork facts about tropical birds. Available in cursive and print (INSTANT DOWNLOAD!)
Plants and animals in the tropical rainforest biome printable fact cards from Preschool Powol Packets
Rainforest Birds: A Unit Study on Adaptation from Hoike O Haleakala Curriculum – this unit study is for highschoolers, designed by Maui teachers and field biologists. There is a free downloadable unit, with enrichment ideas, research projects and further study resources.
Free mini books and lapbook printables from Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus – there are tons of different printables for rainforest animals, including: toucan, macaw, blue macaws, and the rainbow parrot.
All about cockatoos – Easy Science for Kids
Interactive cockatoo science quiz – Easy Science for Kids
Cockatoos hidden words game worksheet – Easy Science for Kids
Cockatoo printable worksheet – Enchanted Learning
Sulphur crested cockatoo worksheet – Education.com
Draw and Learn about the cockatoo free printable – Draw and Learn Animals
Paper Plate Cockatoo Craft – Activity Village
All about parrots – Easy Science for Kids
Interactive parrots science quiz – Easy Science for Kids
Parrots worksheet – Easy Science for Kids
Blue and Yellow Macaw online unit study – Ducksters
Parrot facts, habits, habitats and species – Live Science
National Geographic Parrots information
BBC Nature Wildlife: Parrots
Macaw Facts – Learning about Rainforests
Parrot lapbook – Homeschool Share
All about toucans – Easy Science for Kids
Interactive toucans science quiz – Easy Science for Kids
Toucans worksheet – Easy Science for Kids
National Geographic Toucans Information
Keel Billed Toucan Printable from Enchanted Learning
Paper Plate Toucan Craft from Pink Stripey Socks
Here are some books that would go great with a unit study on tropical birds:
Toucan: Children’s Book of Amazing Photos and Fun Facts about ToucanParrot: A Children Pictures Book About Parrot With Fun Parrot Facts and Photos For KidsTropical Birds Coloring Book (Dover Nature Coloring Book)Macaw: Children’s Book of Amazing Photos and Fun Facts about MacawTropical Birds (Periplus Nature Guides)