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Flightless and Flying Birds

What is the difference between the feathers of flightless birds?

Regan Rose

on 19 May 2011

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Transcript of Flightless and Flying Birds

http://www.birds.com/ The first flightless bird
was the dodo bird. What is the difference between the feathers of
flightless birds and flying birds?

Flightless birds have thinner and waxy feathers.
Flying bird have thick feathers with a soft, smoothe
feeling. The first bird ever alive
was the Archaeopteryx. http://www.lpi.usra.edu/education/timeline/gallery/slide_57.html http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/expeditions/treasure_fossil/Treasures/Dodo/dodo.html?dinos There is over 9,000 species
of birds. About 800 species live
in North America. Flying and Flightless Birds http://www.arkive.org/barn-owl/tyto-alba/video-06.html Owls http://www.columbuszoo.org/meet_our_animals/birds/default.aspx Penguins Bird- any warm-blooded vertebrate of the class Aves, having a body covered with feathers, forelimbs modified into wings, scaly legs, a beak, and no teeth, and bearing young in a hard-shelled egg. Reference Source "Bird." Def. 1. Merriam-Websters Collegiate Dictionary. 1998. Print.
Bird- the young of a feathered virabrate. Reference Source Library of Congress. "Birds." Young Students Learning Library. 1974. Print.
There are over 9,000 species of birds on Earth. About 800 species live in North America. Web Site
Web link Lunar and Planetary Institution. N.p., 10 May 2011. Web. 18 May 2011.
<http://www.lpi.usra.edu.html>. What was the first bird?

Archaeopteryx is or was the earliest bird. Its a weak flyer. It shares characteristics with its dinosaurs ancestors. Fossils show it, like dinosaurs, it had long teeth, a long bony tail, and grasping claws on its
wings but it has a bird style hip and feathers.
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