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Birds

by Ophelia Morley Muir

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Birds
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By Ophelia
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There's a lot to know
Feathers and flying
There's a lot to birds flying and their feathers are cool too. But there's more to flying than just flapping.
Each species of bird has a different type of flying. Like the Allbatross its wings are huge and long for long distance gliding. Or a hummingbird, it has tiny wings and has to flap a lot to stay up in air.
Flying
Flying
For a bird to fly they need; lift and thrust .
Thrust
Feathers
Feathers are very important for a bird. Feathers keep birds warm and allow most birds to fly.
Feathers
Birds have a special gland in their bodies called a preen gland. They keep preening their feathers with this gland to keep them water proof, get rid of parasites and keep their feathers in good condition.
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