|It is hard to imagine a forest without birds, for these creatures are often closely associated with trees. You should be able to hear, and often observe, birds on a walk through any forest. In temperate areas, there are two main groups of birds: the permanent residents, which remain in the forest all year, and the migrants, which fly north to the temperate forests from warmer regions every summer.|
During their breeding season, most birds feed on the insects which are plentiful at this time of year. As the fall approaches, however, they begin to feed more heavily on seeds and fruits. Along migration routes, plants have fruit that is timed to ripen as the migrating birds pass through. These birds are excellent seed distributors since they can travel great distances every day.
Over 300 species of parrots inhabit the tropical forests, many of them endangered. Photo credit Corel Photo Clipart CD.
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