My Best Nest: A Purple Martin Story
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Purple Martin NestlingsEnemy #1: StarlingEnemy #2: House SparrowMartin HooligansFeeding time!Bird features"My Best Nest," the bookA tale of beginningsBibliographyUseful linksActivities for kidsStudent ExercisesFor librariansAuthor and contributorsBuy the book


Write your own story "The Littlest Flamingo" using these illustrations. These are lesser flamingos.


These are blue-crowned hanging parrots. They hang upside down when they sleep! The author worked with these birds at the Dallas Zoo. In the top picture the father bird is feeding the mother bird. At the bottom the birds are sleeping. The father has opened his eyes. Write your own folk tale about how these parrots came to sleep upside down.


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Hanging Parrots

These hanging parrots were just woken up by the book's author trying to take a photo of them sleeping! They are still hanging upside down in their sleeping position.