Bird’s Feathers, Beaks, Claws and Their Food

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Bird’s Feathers, Beaks, Claws and Their Food.

I have already written much more about birds, this time I am writing some more interesting about birds.


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Birds and their Flight:

                                    Most birds are flying animals. Birds fly with their wings. Wings are made up of feathers. Hollow bones, feathers and wings help birds to fly in the air. Birds have three types of feathers.


Down Feathers:

                          Down feathers are small, soft and fluffy. They cover the body to keep it warm.


Flight Feathers:

                           Flight feathers are long and flat on the wings. They help the birds to fly.


Tail Feathers:

                            Tail feathers are attached to the tail. Tail feathers open like a fan to slow down a landing bird.

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Bird’s Flight:

                             Some birds fly very high, some fly low, some fly very low and some do not fly at all.


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Birds Flying High:

                    Some birds like eagle, kite and vulture, etc. fly at great heights. They fly long distances. They have very sharp eyesight to see their prey on land.



                  Eagle fly very high, they make their nest at high peaks of mountains. They lay eggs and hatch them to birth their babies. The eagles hunt small animals like snake, pigeon etc to eat.



                    Vulture also fly very high, they mostly fly in a circle they use air blows to fly and keep their sharp eyes on the land, they mostly eat dead animals. They make their nests in high mountains. They also lay eggs and hatch them to birth their babies. They have no hairs on their head and neck.


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Birds Flying Low:

                             Some birds like a crow and sparrow fly at a lower height.



                      Crow is an animal which can’t fly very high because their wings are small and can’t support their weight in high-speed wings. They have black colour. They make their nests in trees and lay eggs and hatch them to birth their little crows. They mostly eat anything like the eating materials which we throw out side they eat them. They mostly eat the food which we throw.


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                             Sparrow is a very small bird so he can’t fly high. They make their nests in trees with dry grass. They mostly eat the food which we throw and they also hunt small insects to eat. Sparrows also lay eggs and hatch them for breeding.


Birds Flying Very Low:

                            Some birds like a hen, cock and peacock can fly very low for short distances. They cannot go up beyond a roof top.



                         Almost we are all much familiar with this bird. The hen is a pet animal. We can take some hen in our houses. They lay eggs and hatch them for breeding. We eat their meat and eggs as well.



                          Peacock is a very beautiful bird but he can’t fly very high because he has a huge weight of his body and his tails feathers. The peacock feather is a very popular and it is considered sacred.


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Flightless Birds:

                                 Some birds like kiwi and ostrich do not fly. Their wings are not strong enough to lift their bodies in the air. They walk with their legs.



                            Ostrich is a very popular bird, we often see him in a zoo. Ostrich lay eggs. They eat grass and small insects.


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Aquatic Birds:

                         The birds which live in water or near water called aquatic birds. Some birds like duck, swan and Penguin, etc. live in or near water. They have oil glands that do not let their feathers get wet. Aquatic birds have webbed toes to help them swim in water.


Beaks and Claws of Birds:


                      All birds have beaks. They have not teeth. Birds use their beaks to pick up, cut, tear, probe, crush and chisel. Their beaks help them to build their nests and fight with their enemies. Different kinds of birds have beaks of different shapes.


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Grains Eating birds:

                            Grains eating birds have short, hard, pointed and horny beaks. Sparrows and pigeons, etc. have such beak.


Fruit-eating Birds:

                        Fruit-eating birds have curved beaks to crack nuts and bite at hard fruits. Parrots have such beak.


Beaks of Carnivorous Birds:

                         Flesh-eating birds are called carnivores. Owl, kite and eagle eat the meat of other animals. They tear these animals with the help of strong, hooked and pointed beaks.


Insectivorous birds:

                           Some birds eat insects. They called insectivorous birds. The beaks of these birds are of many types.


Strong and chisel shaped Beak:

                      The woodpecker has a beak like a chisel. It uses its beak to cut and make holes in tree trunks and catch insects to eat.


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Long and slender Beak:

                             Some birds such as hummingbirds have long and slender beaks. This beak helps them to pull out the insects from flowers.


Broad and Flat Beak:

                              Ducks have broad and flat beaks with holes. When the duck digs into the soft mud near ponds, the water and mud go out through the holes. Food is left in its mouth.


Claws of Birds:

                              All birds have claws. Claw means the toe and nail of a bird. Shapes and sizes of the claws are different in different birds. With the help of their claws, birds do various jobs.


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                        So many birds like crows and sparrows sit on the branches of trees to take rest. This sitting for rest is called perching. These birds can sleep while perching.



                         The ostrich like birds has very long and strong legs for running. They have only two toes on them each foot.



                             Swans and ducks have webbed feet. Such feet paddle the water back to swim forward. They can nicely swim with the help of their claws.



                               Flesh-eating birds like eagle, vulture and kite have strong and sharp claws to catch and fetch their prey. They can tear them easily with the help of their beaks and claws.


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Bird’s (Animal’s) Food:

                              All living things need food, water and air to live. As I have written above that some animals eat plants, some eat meat and some eat grains etc. So we can classify them according to their food system.


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Herbivores (Plant-eating Animals):

                            Animals that eat plants are called herbivores. Cow, horse, elephant, zebra, deer, hippopotamus and goat, etc are some herbivores.


Carnivores (Flesh-eating Animals):

                            Animals that eat the meat of flesh of other animals are called carnivores. Snake, tiger, hyena and Fox, etc. are some carnivores’ animals.


Omnivores (Plant and Meat-Eaters):

                              Animals that eat both plants and meat of other animals are called omnivores. Bear, cat, crow, people, etc. are such animals.


Food Chain:

                         All living things need food. Food helps them to stay alive. Plants make food. Some animals eat plants. Other animals eat these animals. This feeding relationship is called a food chain. We can see many food chains around us. The cow eats plants and the tiger eats cow. This feeding relationship is called a food chain.

                          So here it is, I have included a short paragraph about the food chain in it. I can write a complete blog about food chain so don’t think that it is it. I hope you enjoy reading my blog post. Thanks for reading.


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I am a Teacher in a School, My Subject is Science that's why I know much about the science subject, recently I have completed Masters Degree in Science Subjects (MSC), Now I am planning to make an admission in MPhill.

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