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Cretaceous Copycats - Bird Mimics

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Cretaceous Copycats - Bird Mimics
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.27

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    agile, outrun, shovel-like, struthiomimus, swerve, copy, slender, ostrich, easily, barnyard, mothers, also, omnivores, swift, beep, hollow
     content words:    Road Runner

Other Languages
     Spanish: Mimos del Cretáceo: imitadores de aves


Cretaceous Copycats - Bird Mimics
By Colleen Messina
  

1     Mimics copy others. Scientists also use the word "mimic" when they describe animals. Some dinosaurs were mimics. You could call them Jurassic or Cretaceous copycats!
 
2     "Bird mimics" may have looked a little like big ostriches. They seemed like awkward creatures. Bird mimics could not even fly. Scientists call them "bird mimics" because some things about them seem similar to modern birds.
 
3     If you saw a bird mimic, you might not think of modern birds. Bird mimics had strong bodies. They had small heads. They had long necks. But inside that tiny head, they had an immense brain and large eyes. They also had two arms and long fingers. These arms looked a little like wings if you use your imagination!

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