Monday, February 21, 2011


Birds are vertebrates with bodies that are adapted for flying.

  • Their upper limbs take the form of wings. Some birds, like ostriches and penguins, cannot fly. they use their lower limbs to walk and run.
  • Their bodies, except for their legs, are covered with feathers.
  • Birds, like mammals, have a constant body temperature. Their feathers help them to maintain their body heat.
  • Birds do not have teeth. Instead, they have hard upper and lower jaws that form a beak.
  • They have lungs to breathe with.
  • birds are oviparous animals: they reproduce by laying eggs. The eggs have hard outer shell.
  • the males make nests for the females to lay their eggs in. When the chicks are born, they stay with their parents for a while to be looked after. At least one parent feeds and looks after them.

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