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.

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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
• (This is called lift!)
Birds who do NOT fly!
• Penguins
• Ostriches
• Emus
Smallest / Largest
Hummingbird
Ostrich
Migration:
Regular periodic journey from one place to
another for food, reproduction or warmth
Compare BIRDS and REPTILES
Birds
Reptiles
Types of Feathers
• Contour: A large feather/gives
shape to birds body
• Down: Short fluffy/traps heat
keeps the
bird warm
By Mrs. Efros,
Schofield Middle School
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