Birds in all shapes, colors and sizes. Birds that fly, birds that walk, birds that chirp, birds that talk.
Cranes are tall, graceful birds with long necks and long legs. They usually live near water, and build their nests on floating platforms. Cranes can live for several decades.
There are many different kinds of crane, and they are found all over the world except Antarctica. Cranes are often the subject of origami sculptures.
A duck is a kind of small to medium water bird, related to the much larger goose and swan. Ducks can be found around water all over the world, in rivers, ponds and even the sea. Ducks eat water plants, small fish and snails. A male duck is called a drake and a baby duck is called a duckling.
Emus are a large flightless bird that lives in Australia. It is the second-largest bird, after the ostrich. They eat insects and some plants.
Emus lay very large, speckly blue eggs with hard shells. The male emu looks after the eggs and babies.