Birds
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Birds:

bullet Well adapted to marine, freshwater, & terrestrial habitats
bullet Bodies adapted for flight
bullet Endothermic - body temperature controlled by metabolism

Evolution:

Archaeopteryx
Archaeopteryx Fossil

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Hesperonis

Section 1 Review

Characteristics of Birds:

Feathers:


Types of Feathers

Parts of a feather:


Parts of a Flight Feather


Microscopic Hooks on Barbules

Beaks and Feet:

barking owl foot

Gentoo Penguin

Talons

Hooked Beak

Penguin Flippers

Running Legs of Ostrich Webbed Feet on Duck

Skeleton and Muscles:

A birdbone(notice the honey combed shape)
Hollow Bones

Body Temperature:

Diagram of a bird's lung
and air sac system, and countercurrent exchange
Air Sacs in Bird Lungs

Digestive System:

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Excretory System:

Respiratory System:

Circulatory System:

Nervous System:

Reproductive System:


Bird Egg

Incubation & development of Egg:

Dunnock & Cuckoo

Altricial Young

Precocial Young

Behavior:


Male Scarlet Tanager Breeding Plumage

 

Section 2 Review

Classification:

Pelican at Oranjestad waterfront
Pygmy Owl Brown Pelican

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Female Northern Cardinal Photograph
Macaw Female Cardinal

Food & Habitat Adaptations:

Section 3 Review

 

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