International Wildlife Encyclopedia
Maurice Burton, Robert Burton
Marshall Cavendish, Jan 1, 2002 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 3168 pages
New edition of a 22-volume reference that offers coverage of thousands of species of wildlife, from amoebas to zebras, for middle school students and above. Arranged alphabetically by each animal's commonly used English name, the approximately 1,200 articles discuss the appearance and behavior of species from every branch of the animal world and al
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adult Africa ALTERNATIVE NAMES animals Asia Australia body BREEDING Age breeding interval breeding season burrow chicks color common DIET DISTINCTIVE FEATURES European glass lizard feed feet female fins flowerpeckers flowers flukes flycatchers flying foxes flying gurnard flying squirrels forests francolins frigate birds frilled shark fritillaries frogmouth frogs frogs and toads fruit pigeons fulmar gall wasp gallinule gannets gaper garter snake gaur gazelle geckos genet genus and species gerbils gerenuk gharial giant forest hog giant panda gibbon giraffes glass lizards glassfish Gliding frogs goatfish goby godwits goldcrests golden moles greater glider hatch herd hind inches incubation Indian insects islands kouprey large numbers larvae legs LENGTH Head live mainly male mammals mating nest North northern number of eggs number of young pectoral fins plants pouch predators skin snails southern fur seals SPAN Not known sugar gliders tail trees tropical usually wings