This is the second day we are learning about umbrella birds. It is actually the first time that I have encountered such animal. Even as my son’s teacher, I am thrilled to be learning a lot myself. The focus for this week’s animal is the sound of “short U”. This is one of the images that we found from the internet of an umbrella bird. The umbrella bird has a tuft of feathers that rises from the top of tis head. This tuft of feathers makes the umbrella bird look as if it is carrying an umbrella all the time. The umbrella bird also has a flap of skin hanging down the ront of its neck. This flap of skin is covered with feathers and looks like an umbrella handle. Although the umbrella bird seems strange, it is a pretty bird. Its feathers are blue-black and shiny. The umbrella bird is about the size of a crow.