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Birds

The factors that make up a bird
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Lucy B.

on 24 December 2014

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Feathers
There are three main types of feathers:
filoplumes (sensory feathers),
contour feathers
down feathers (insulation).
Species
Behavior
Posture:
horizontal or vertical
impression (inquisitive, mischievous, alert, nervous)
Birds
Diets
The primary feathers (10) are used for thrust, and the secondary feathers are for lift.
Credits
"Bird Feathers." Bird Feathers. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Sept. 2014.
There are 170 bird families and 9,845 species. For more information, visit these sites.
http://www.bto.org/about-birds/birdfacts/bird-families
"Bird Families of the World." Welcome to the BTO. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Sept. 2014.
http://birds.audubon.org/species
The elements that make up a bird's behavior
Movement:
Flying:
pattern of flight
height of the bird
the attitude it suggests
Walking:
hops
scurries
struts
Swimming and diving:
disappear from view when they dive
Open their wings before they dive
Flight Pattern:
How often a bird flaps its wings
Flies in circles
hovers
glides
Eating Style:
Stalks
Forages
Plunges
Eat while flying
eating on a perch
eating in the brush
eating on the ground
berries
seeds
fish
meat
Flocks:
Social or in groups
Single and territorial
"All About Birds." Behavior, Bird Identification Skills, Bird ID. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Sept. 2014.
Birds will feed on practically anything, depending on their environment.
Fruit
Meat
grains
sap
nectar
fish
insects
clams/oysters
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