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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    Historically, most of them were show birds, such as Bantams and Cochins, which are bred for their size, shape and fancy feathers, Rode said.
    08/27/2016 - 7:29 am | View Link
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  • Birds make a comeback at Washington County Fair
    Chickens are the most popular bird. Historically, most of them were show birds, such as Bantams and Cochins, which are bred for their size, shape and fancy feathers, Rode said. This year, the entries have shifted to production birds, raised for meat and eggs.
    08/27/2016 - 12:17 pm | View Link
  • Fowl at the fair: Dutchess County’s annual 6-day event opens with return of birds year after avian flu forced ban
    They are very nice, and I can see why [the owners] like them.” Eleanor Acworth, co-leader of 4-H’s Flock of Feathers group, said the fair give the group’s members an incentive to stay involved in positive activities. “What they learn is not just ...
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    According to the Twitter post, gamers will need to first collect “Legendary Feathers” to get a chance to play the legendary bird in Pokémon GO. But, before that, players will need to first approach their team leader and let the team leader ask them to ...
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  • Iowa farmers find niche in exotic birds
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  • The Feather Atlas
    Goal. This website promotes feather identificaton, research, and appreciation by providing high-resolution scans of the flight feathers of North American birds.
    08/28/2016 - 6:57 am | View Website
  • 3. Bird Feathers
    Warmth. During the colder months, feathers help insulate birds to keep them warm. Also, during the hot months feathers can help keep the bird cool.
    08/27/2016 - 4:07 am | View Website
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  • Bird Academy | The Cornell Lab | Courses Tutorials Videos
    The Cornell Lab Bird Academy. Broaden your understanding of birds Free and premium content for all knowledge levels Learn everything—from birding basics to ...
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  • The Feather Atlas
    Before You Get Started: Remember that the Feather Atlas, with just a few exceptions, illustrates only the large flight feathers of the wing and tail, not body feathers.
    08/26/2016 - 1:12 pm | View Website
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