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The Anatomy of Birds

Meadow Pipit (Anthus pratensis)

The structure of most birds is related to their ability to fly and this imposes a number of restrictions on their bone structure and body shape. Because a bird can fly it is desirable that its bones should not only … Continue reading

27. September 2011 by admin
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The Origin of Birds

2008-08-20 London Wetlands Centre, Sir Peter S...

T.H. Huxley, the great evolutionist, called birds ‘glorified reptiles’ for quite clearly they have evolved from reptiles. Their early ancestors were similar to some of the dinosaurs of the Triassic period, millions of years ago. These were long-tailed, long-legged, lizard-like … Continue reading

27. September 2011 by admin
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