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Bird Migration: Glossary

A

abundant
lots of something
adaptation
habits, behavior or conditions of a species that allow it to survive
adequate
enough
arctic
the coldest regions of the earth

C

communication
the ability to share information

D

destination
the goal location

F

formation
shape
friction
the rubbing of matter together which causes heat and slower movement
funnel
a cone shaped air movement

G

generate
create

H

habitat
the home of a species

M

magnetic field
the area around the earth that can affect electronic charges
magnetite
a mineral with magnetic properties
migration
the seasonal movement of a species

O

ornithologist
scientists who study bird behavior

P

predators
animals that hunt their food

S

satellite
a piece of equipment that orbits the earth and keeps track of the birds
stimulates
causes

T

temperate
an area of the earth where weather is not severe
thermals
a heated column of air that moves up from the earth's surface
traditional
over time, something that happens repeatedly
tropical climate
weather conditions that occur in the area of the Tropic of Capricorn or the Tropic of Cancer
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