April Showers bring Word Powers!
How about the power in this word? lammergeir
The lammergeir, also known as the Bearded Vulture, is a bird of prey whose habitat is mountainous terrain in primarily Asia and Africa.
The lammergeir is a scavenger, feeding mostly on the bone marrow from the carcasses of dead animals. But one of the most interesting characteristics of the lammergeir is that it has developed a skill to carry large bones to heights so great that dropping the bones on rocks below actually smash the bones into edible pieces. This “skill” takes up to 7 years to master. The lammergeir is also known to snatch live tortoises and drop them to their deaths — for dinner.
The word lammergeir is derived from the combination of lammer + geir = lamb vulture. Yes, the lammergeir is also noted for preying on lamb.
Introduce your kids to the word and the vulture lammergeir today. Just don’t get too close!
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