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Class Aves(birds)

They are a diverse group of vertebrates with wings adapted for flying, beaks, etc.
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Matt Nicholson

on 6 May 2010

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C/M
Interesting Facts

8000 to 9000 species

most common birds:House Sparrow, Chicken

have a one-way breathing system



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Kinds of Birds:

Flightless Birds

Water Birds

Perching Birds

Birds of Prey
Yellow-billed Duck
(Anas undulata) Black Capped/Carolina
Chickadee
(Parus carolinensis)


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Foot Adaptions

Feet:
swimming
walking,
perching,
seizing prey,
climbing

C/M
Feather Facts

modified for flight

strong and light-weight

Preening

Molting

Lift

By: Caitlyn Edwards & Matt Nicholson

Phylum chordata--Class Aves
(birds)
A diverse group of warm-blooded vertbrates



C
Habitats and Living Condiditions

birds can live almost anywhere



From Icy
Antarctics to
Tropical
Rainforrests

C/M
Diet

seeds
insects
other animals
fruit
plants
nectar M
Beak Adaptions

Beak:
tearing
cracking
probing
drilling
catching fish, etc.
filtering
Reproduction Body Plan -They find a mate to reproduce sexually
-The female lays one or more hard-shelled egg
-Embryo feeds on yolk and parents sit on them to keep them warm C Thank you for listening...


The End C/M
Body Plan and Appearance

bilateral symmetry

have no teeth, a beak instead

scaly feet/legs and talons

four chambered heart

strong skeleton

air cavities in their bones for flying C
Basic Characteristics

have feathers

need a lot of energy

have a fast digestion

most birds fly

reproduce sexually

do not give birth to live young (eggs)
C/M
Two kinds of feathers:

down feathers & contour feathers

uses of feathers:staying dry, attracting mates, & flying Feather Formation Citations

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