Things Explaining Birds Flight – They do it better

Village Weaver flying

Village Weaver flying

Today, only bats, birds and insects can fly. But birds detain the most records of animal flight, from speed to height. Some traits in bird anatomy represent their secret.

1. Feathers evolved first for ensuring a body insulation and maintaining homeothermy (constant body temperature). Feathers can also make a “camouflage coat” and “breeding suit”.

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Updated: February 17, 2012 — 11:45 pm

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