Weekly Puzzler #67

What bird has a 6 foot wingspan and specially shaped neck vertebrae, that allows them to curl their neck into an S-shape for a more aerodynamic flight profile and to quickly strike prey at a distance? Check back next weekend to learn if your guess was correct!

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  1. Joe Goldston June 27, 2015 at 8:44 pm #

    Great Blue Heron

    • Sharon Mammoser June 28, 2015 at 8:30 am #

      Ahh, you are so smart! Of course you are correct–as always.

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    […] If you guessed a Great Blue Heron, you are correct! This long-legged bird weighs only 5-6 pounds but has a tremendous 6 foot wingspan. Have you ever watched one hunting in shallow waters? They show incredible focus, looking under the surface of the water for a passing creature like a fish, snake, frog, or crayfish. Do you know much about this graceful bird?  Like how many eggs they lay, how fast they fly or where they nest? Do you know what special trick they use to get rid of fish slime? Check back next week as this will be the Creature Feature. […]