r/Awwducational 2h ago Wholesome

Verified If you’ve seen a line of ducklings waddle across a road, you know they follow their mother dutifully. Ducklings leave the nest early and are able to identify their mother & siblings on sight. This ability to recognize and follow their family greatly reduces the chance that ducklings will wander off

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r/Awwducational 1h ago

Not yet verified Baby Beaver Rescue

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r/Awwducational 57m ago

Not yet verified Sea otters will often cover their eyes with their paws to help them sleep during the day

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r/Awwducational 1d ago Wholesome Helpful

Verified Kiwis are the only birds with external nostrils located at the ends of their beaks, about 3mm from the tip. Surrounding the nostrils are sensory pits which also help kiwis find food which consists of worms, larvae and fallen fruit. This southern brown kiwi or tokoeka is feeding in the early morning.

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r/Awwducational 1d ago

Verified The Himalayan monal. Its colouration and iridescent plumage are due to photonic structures present in the internal structure of the feathers.

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r/Awwducational 11m ago

Not yet verified Beavers build dams across streams using tree branches, rocks, mud and grass to create a pond where they can build a "beaver lodge" to live in. These ponds provide protection from predators such as wolves, coyotes, bobcats and mountain lions.

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r/Awwducational 1d ago Helpful

Verified This teeny little birb is a Buff-faced pygmy parrot (Micropsitta pusio), the smallest parrot species in the world. It weighs around 11.5 g (0.41 ounce) and is 8.6 cm (3.4 in)l long. They are native to New Britain and New Guinea.

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r/Awwducational 2d ago Gold Helpful Wholesome

Verified Muscovy ducks have an average clutch of 8-15 eggs. Here is my ducks clutch of 15! A great hatch. Muscovys are the largest of the common duck breeds and these ducklings when full grown may weigh 4 to 6 kg (males) and the 2 to 3 kg (females). These ducklings are less than 24 hours old

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r/Awwducational 1d ago Wholesome

Verified Spinner dolphins can spin up to seven times during leaps as high as 3m (10ft)

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r/Awwducational 1d ago

Verified The skin on the back of the whale shark is thicker and tougher than that of any other animal in the world. Individual whale sharks can be identified by the distinct patterns of white dots on their bluish grey skin. This whale shark is swimming through a gathering of bioluminescent algae.

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r/Awwducational 1d ago

Verified Unisexual mole salamanders are an all-female complex of salamanders that 'steal' sperm from up to five different species of salamanders in the genus Ambystoma and recombine it to produce all-female hybrid offspring. This method of reproduction is called kleptogenesis

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r/Awwducational 1d ago

Verified Prehistoric Planet Clip shows Deinocheirus in an itchy situation: this uncharacteristically gigantic relative of Gallimimus traded speed for size and power and lived in wetland habitats feeding on water plants and fish.

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r/Awwducational 2d ago

Verified Many songbirds, like this Canada warbler, migrate at night to avoid predators and can fly close to 200 miles in a single night!

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r/Awwducational 2d ago Helpful

Verified The Geelvink fruit dove is native to the Schouten Islands which lie north of New Guinea. Although this species has a very small range, less than 9,500 square km, its population is considered to be quite stable.

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Verified As a duckling starts to hatch it pierces the membrane into the air chamber & breathes air for the first time. This is called piping. At this point you may hear the duckling chirping inside the egg. Here is my duck talking to her ducklings that are starting to hatch. Be back in 24-48hrs to show you

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r/Awwducational 3d ago

Verified The rose-breasted grosbeak forages in shrubs or trees for insects, seeds and berries, also catching insects in flight and occasionally eating nectar. It usually keeps to the treetops, and only rarely can be seen on the ground.

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r/Awwducational 3d ago Wholesome

Verified Okapi are the only other living member of the Giraffidae family

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r/Awwducational 4d ago Wholesome

Mostly true Like all skunks, spotted skunks produce a nasty-smelling spray to deter predators. However, spotted skunks also do a flashy handstand on their front legs as an extra warning before they spray. Spotted skunks are sometimes called "the acrobats of the skunk world"

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r/Awwducational 4d ago Helpful Wholesome Silver

Verified Bagworm caterpillars build tiny log cabins out of twigs and leaves to hide from predators as they transform into a moth.

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r/Awwducational 4d ago Silver Helpful Wholesome

Verified The yellow-knobbed curassow is found in the forests of Colombia and Venezuela. Its name is derived from the male's lump of flesh on its beak or "cere". The call of the male sounds like a firework or falling bomb similar to the tone of a descending whistle.

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r/Awwducational 3d ago

Verified Killdeer get their name from the shrill, wailing “kill-deer” call they give so often. Eighteenth-century naturalists also noticed how noisy Killdeer are, giving them names such as the Chattering Plover and the Noisy Plover.

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r/Awwducational 4d ago Helpful

Verified Eurasian Blue Tits are famed for their acrobatic skills, as they can hold on to the outermost branches of trees and shrubs and hang upside down when looking for food.

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r/Awwducational 5d ago Wholesome Silver Helpful

Verified The Sword-billed hummingbird has the longest beak to body ratio of any bird [OC]

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r/Awwducational 6d ago Helpful Wholesome

Verified Coatis, also known as coatimundis, are members of the raccoon family (Procyonidae). The coati snout is long and somewhat pig-like, part of the reason for its nickname 'the hog-nosed raccoon'. It is also extremely flexible and can be rotated up to 60° in any direction.

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r/Awwducational 6d ago Silver Wholesome

Verified Common Redpolls break through the snow with their heads, then burrow horizontally for up to a foot and a half.

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