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Mousebirds
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.51

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    mousebirds, scrubby, versatile, savannahs, flowerbeds, assistance, universal, imagine, outermost, social, such, cause, although, dislike, magical, damage


Mousebirds   

1     Can you imagine that your two outermost toes had the flexibility of pointing both forward and backward? If that were the case, you would be able to stand on or hang upside down from a high bar. Of course, you don't have such magical toes. But mousebirds do.
 
2     A mousebird is also called a coly bird. There are six different species of mousebirds, and all of them live in Africa. They measure no more than 14 inches long, with their tails making up two-thirds of their body length. Mousebirds have dull feathers in brown or gray. Although they can fly, they prefer running or hopping around. As they move swiftly through open woodlands or scrubby savannahs, their long tails and feather colors often make us mistake them for rodents. Hence, they get this rather unpleasant name. Mousebirds feed on fruits, seeds, nectar, and leaves. With the assistance of .....
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