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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    DNA from the crypt" has revealed the lack of teeth in all living birds can be traced back ... how colourful feathers and vocal learning developed;
    12/12/2014 - 9:54 am | View Link
  • Science: Big data explain evolution of birds - EurekAlert!
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    12/12/2014 - 9:49 am | View Link
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    12/12/2014 - 7:33 am | View Link
  • Acupuncture helps sick owls return to wild in Spain -
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  • How did the birds evolve
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    12/17/2014 - 5:24 pm | View Link
  • How to take care of birds this winter
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    12/17/2014 - 6:54 am | View Link
  • Conservation projects for birds of all feathers at the third Intl' Falconry Festival
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  • Sprouting feathers and lost teeth: scientists map the evolution of birds
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    12/11/2014 - 9:50 am | View Link
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    12/11/2014 - 8:47 am | View Link
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  • Birds and Feathers
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    12/17/2014 - 11:49 pm | View Website
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  • Bird Feathers: A Guide to North American Species: S. David ...
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    12/17/2014 - 9:40 pm | View Website
  • Feather
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    12/17/2014 - 3:49 pm | View Website
  • Feathers Wild Bird Care
    Feathers - the home of Allan and Joe! Feathers offer a wide range of top quality Wild Bird Care products from a variety of class-leading companies, giving you the ...
    12/17/2014 - 1:05 pm | View Website
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