This thought-provoking series of articles explains things about birds you might not have wondered about before. After reading, you’ll be more in-the-know than ever!
The Bird Beak Inside & Out
The beak is derived from a cornified specialization of the skin and has the same components.
When we think of birds, we often imagine these fascinating creatures flying through the air. Yet, what goes up must come down. Let’s focus on birds’ feet, which allow birds to maneuver and rest while taking a break from flight.
Why Birds’ Eyes Are So Different From Ours
Enhanced visual acuity, seeing ultraviolet light, and changing focus rapidly are some of the fascinating abilities of birds’ eyes.
Voice/Sound Changes in Pet Birds: Cause For Concern
Did you know that a voice change or lack of vocalization in birds can signal a health problem, or that cough-like noise, gurgling sounds or a high-pitched squeak can all indicate a medical emergency?
See How They Fly
Birds have solved the problem of flight through an aerodynamic design of their own, streamlined bodies, reduced weight, a powerful heart, and an efficient respiratory system, among other adaptations.