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Birds: Feather Maintenance

Feather of male Pavo cristatus (Indian peafowl)

Proper maintenance ensures that the feathers are kept in good condition between moults. Preening is the most important form of maintenance and a bird will spend quite a large proportion of its day pulling feathers through the tip of its … Continue reading

29. September 2011 by admin
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Birds Feather Structure, Function, Colour and Moult

Shaft of male Indian Peafowl tail feather (Pav...

Feather structure Feathers, which distinguish birds from other animals, develop from a knob or papilla located within a feather socket or follicle. The material of which the feather is composed is basically the same as that in the horn on … Continue reading

29. September 2011 by admin
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