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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  • Hats - Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday
    ... out of the poisonous chemicals used as preservatives by hatters to cure the feathers from the brilliantly plumed humming birds, for use on the...
    07/5/2015 - 3:03 pm | View Link
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    07/4/2015 - 1:10 pm | View Link
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    07/4/2015 - 10:43 am | View Link
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    She dug a grave beside a clump of rose of Sharon bushes. I opened the box and reached for the nest of birds. A fluff of feathers raised its head!
    07/4/2015 - 9:39 am | View Link
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  • Bird Watch: Identify juvenile birds for fun, challenge
    which change with each annual molt of the feathers before adult plumage is attained. Some songbirds show similar differences for two or three years after hatching. The summer months are a good time to practice making detailed observations of birds ...
    07/4/2015 - 8:17 pm | View Link
  • PABIS: Birds
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    07/4/2015 - 1:58 am | View Link
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    07/1/2015 - 9:00 pm | View Link
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  • Birds of a Feather Boutique | Fort Mill, SC 29708
    Birds of a Feather - Boutique is a multi-vendor gift and home accessories store located across from Baxter Village in between Baxter Vet and Jimmy John's!
    07/3/2015 - 7:35 pm | View Website
  • Waterproof feathers – Birds
    Birds and Birding guide showcasing information about species, ornithology, bird watching activities, care, education, photos and original articles about birds.
    07/3/2015 - 12:19 pm | View Website
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