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Animal Kingdom: Birds. 6 Characteristics of Birds. Endothermic (warm blooded) Vertebrates (Hollow Bones!) 4 Chamber Heart All Have Feathers All Lay Eggs Have Scales on Feet and Legs. How do birds fly?. The top has less “air pressure” and this produces an UPWARD force

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6 characteristics of birds
6 Characteristics of Birds

  • Endothermic (warm blooded)

  • Vertebrates (Hollow Bones!)

  • 4 Chamber Heart

  • All Have Feathers

  • All Lay Eggs

  • Have Scales on Feet and Legs


How do birds fly
How do birds fly?

  • The top has less “air pressure” and this produces an UPWARD force

  • (This is called lift!)


Birds who do not fly
Birds who do NOT fly!

  • Penguins

  • Ostriches

  • Emus


Smallest largest
Smallest / Largest

Hummingbird Ostrich


Migration
Migration:

Regular periodic journey from one place to another for food, reproduction or warmth



Types of feathers
Types of Feathers

  • Contour: A large feather/gives

    shape to birds body

  • Down: Short fluffy/traps heat

    keeps the

    bird warm


The End

By Mrs. Efros,

Schofield Middle School


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