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Flying with Birds

Our general impressions about birds are flying creatures with feathers and hard
beaked jaws. In fact, there are also flightless birds such as ostriches, kiwis and
penguins. Besides, the structure of birds’ bodies shows many unique adaptations. For
instance, the feathers not only provide birds with distinctive protective coloration, but
also aid in thermal insulation, waterproofing and flight. Furthermore, birds’ beaks
have been evolved in various shapes and sizes to facilitate birds’ eating, preening,
fighting, etc. in their individual habitats. Connect to the MMIS to find out more.

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