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Describes differences among birds in diet, and types of beaks and feet.

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    Diversity of Birds

    Diversity of Birds

    by CK-12 //at grade
    Introduces the diversity of birds, including adaptions to habitat.
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    Evolution Birds Dinosaurs

    Evolution Birds Dinosaurs

    by CK-12 //at grade
    Looks at numerous finds in recent years that seem to support the hypothesis that birds descended from two-legged, running dinosaurs called theropods.
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    Diving with Penguins

    Diving with Penguins

    by CK-12 //at grade
    A diver has a once in a life time chance to swim with penguins in the cold waters of Galapagos. But can she keep up with the ice birds' swimming pace? Watch to find out.
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    Wild African Vulture Birds Scavage Bones of Dead Animals

    Wild African Vulture Birds Scavage Bones of Dead Animals

    by CK-12 //at grade
    This bearded vulture has developed an incredibly cunning method of eating carcass bone marrow - although patience is a virtue as this bone breaking technique can take seven years to perfect!
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    Bird Evolution and Adaptations

    Bird Evolution and Adaptations

    by Charles Yu //at grade
    Beginning with Archaeopteryx, this video looks at the emergence and adaptations of birds. Feathers from modified reptilian scales and hollow bones allowed flight, and this footage also looks at feather pigments. Other bird characteristics are also observed, including eggs, nests, offspring precocity, and migration. Courtesy of Discovery Channel
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    Flying with the Fastest Birds on the Planet: Peregrine Falcon & Gos Hawk

    Flying with the Fastest Birds on the Planet: Peregrine Falcon & Gos Hawk

    by CK-12 //at grade
    Tiny spy cameras allow you to see some of the world's most magnificent birds in flight. Watch this video to learn how the fastest bird on the planet, the peregrine falcon, keeps control at mind-numbing speeds, and take a flight with the master of manoeuvrability, the Gos Hawk, as it flies through dense woodland.
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    Diversity of Birds Quiz - MS LS

    Diversity of Birds Quiz - MS LS

    by CK-12 //at grade
    Reviews the diversity of birds, including adaptions to habitat.
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    Diversity of Birds Practice

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    Making A Dinosaur

    Making A Dinosaur

    by Michele Beneducci //at grade
    Find out how birds are dinosaurs and how scientists hope to manipulate gene expression to breed dinosaurs.
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    Making A Dinosaur

    Making A Dinosaur

    by CK-12 //at grade
    Find out how birds are dinosaurs and how scientists hope to manipulate gene expression to breed dinosaurs.
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    Bird Brains

    Bird Brains

    by CK-12 //at grade
    Find out about research showing bird behavior may be far more sophisticated than previously believed.
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    Hey, Look At Me!

    Hey, Look At Me!

    by CK-12 //at grade
    We know feathers have many uses. But what about wings?
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    Diversity of Birds

    Diversity of Birds

    by Kyle Bardman //at grade
    These flashcards will help you better understand Life Science for middle school.
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