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Ani: Bird Encyclopedia for Kids

Ani – Bird Encyclopedia for Kids

Kingdom: Animalia Family: Cuculidae Order: Cuculiformes Class: Aves Ani – The anis are the three species of near-passerine birds in the genus Crotophaga of the cuckoo family. They are essentially tropical New world birds, although the range of two species just reaches the United States. Recent DNA evidence places them in a new family, Crotophagidae. Unlike some cuckoos, the anis are …

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Swan: Bird Encyclopedia for Kids

Swan: Bird Encyclopedia for Kids

Kingdom: Animalia Family: Anatidae Order: Anseriformes Class: Aves Swan — Swans, genus Cygnus, are birds of the family Anatidae, which also includes geese and ducks. Swans are grouped with the closely related geese in the subfamily Anserinae where they form the tribe Cygnini. Sometimes, they are considered a distinct subfamily, Cygninae. There are six to seven species of swan in …

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Michigan State: US Encyclopedia For Students

Michigan State: US Encyclopedia For Students

Michigan State – The state of Michigan consists of two peninsulas formed by the Great Lakes–the large mitten-shaped Lower Peninsula and the smaller Upper Peninsula – plus numerous islands located within the Great Lakes. The state has land borders with Ohio, Indiana, and Wisconsin; water forms part of the state boundary with Wisconsin and all of it with Illinois and …

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Nevada State: US Encyclopedia For Students

Nevada State: US Encyclopedia For Students

Nevada, the westernmost intermountain state, is best known for its desert climate and legalized gambling. It was first explored in the 1820s, was first settled in 1849, and became the 36th state in 1864. Bounded by California on the south and west, Oregon and Idaho on the north, and Arizona and Utah on the east, it is the seventh largest …

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Milk Snake: Reptile Encyclopedia

Milk Snake: Reptile Encyclopedia

Kingdom: Animalia Family: Colubridae Order: Squamata Class: Reptilia Milk Snake — This is a species of king snake. There are around 25 subspecies among the milk snakes, including the scarlet kingsnake (Lampropeltis triangulum elapsoides). The subspecies have strikingly different appearance, and many of them have their own common names. They are found from Canada to Ecuador,and will grow 24 to …

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Yemen: World Encyclopedia for Students

Yemen – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Republic (Yemen Arab Republic) Capital: San’a Location: In south-western Arabia, on the Red Sea. Yemen has borders with Saudi Arabia and South Yemen (the Yemen PDR) Area: 195,000 sq km National composition: Arabs Religion: Islam Official language: Arabic Currency: Riyal = 100 fils Administrative divisions: 7 districts Other major cities: Hodeida (Al Hudaydah), Ta’izz Highest elevation: Hadhur …

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New Jersey State: US Encyclopedia For Students

New Jersey State: US Encyclopedia For Students

New Jersey, a Middle Atlantic state located between New York on the north and east and Pennsylvania and Delaware on the west, occupies a peninsula bounded by the Delaware and Hudson rivers. The state’s northern border is its only artificial limit. The Atlantic Ocean to the southeast provides an attractive and popular resort area. The “waistline” of the state is …

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New Mexico State: US Encyclopedia For Kids

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New Mexico, located in the southwestern United States at the southern end of the Rocky Mountains, borders Mexico on the south, Arizona on the west, Colorado on the north, Oklahoma on the east, and Texas on the east and southeast. With an area of 314,938 sq km (121,598 sq mi), it ranks fifth among the states in size. New Mexico’s …

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Arkansas State: US Encyclopedia For Students

Arkansas State: US Encyclopedia For Students

Arkansas, one of the Southern states of the United States, is bordered by Missouri on the north and northeast, by Tennessee and Mississippi on the east, by Louisiana on the south, and by Texas and Oklahoma on the west. The region of Arkansas was first visited by Europeans in 1541-42, when Hernando DE SOTO, a Spanish explorer, led a party …

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Eastern White Pine Plant Encyclopedia

Eastern White Pine Plant Encyclopedia

Kingdom: Plantae Family: Pinaceae Order: Pinales Genus: Pinus Pine, Eastern White — Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus) is a large pine native to eastern North America, occurring from Newfoundland west to Minnesota and southeastern Manitoba, and south along the Appalachian Mountains to the extreme north of Georgia. It is a member of the white pine group, Pinus subgenus Strobus, and …

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