Birds Use Feathers 'to Touch'

Birds may use their feathers for touch - to feel their surroundings just as cats use their whiskers, scientists find.

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    ... for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s, All About Birds . The website ... The website has just launched and opened with a chapter on Feathers.
    04/17/2014 - 3:47 pm | View Link
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    04/22/2014 - 6:03 pm | View Link
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    04/16/2014 - 11:49 pm | View Website
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