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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    (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/) Birds sit on a wall during a snow storm in New ... (Photo by Adam Berry/) A male peacock displays its feathers at Sri ...
    10/3/2014 - 3:11 pm | View Link
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    ... scenario I planned out this season was far from being romantic, but concentrated on birds, their plumage and the skin beneath all the feathers.
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    Winter Park, Florida This is an old wives’ tale: Birds don’t have a keen ... An animal’s feathers is the best indicator of whether it’s a
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  • For the Birds: Changes upon us
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    10/19/2014 - 12:01 am | View Link
  • Animal Island: To trim or not to trim pet birds' feathers
    Q: Our sun conure is now a year old. When we bought him as a baby, his wing feathers were trimmed so he would not fly. Now they have grown back and he is flying all over the house. He really does leave a mess everywhere, and I want to get his wings trimmed.
    10/18/2014 - 12:39 pm | View Link
  • Some birds cope very well with the cold
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    10/18/2014 - 12:48 am | View Link
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  • When to trim pet birds' feathers
    Our sun conure is now a year old. When we bought him as a baby, his wing feathers were trimmed so he would not fly. Now they have grown back and he is flying all over the house. He really does leave a mess everywhere, and I want to get his wings trimmed.
    10/17/2014 - 9:00 am | View Link
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  • Feather
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  • All About Birds : Feathers and Plumages
    If clothes make the man then feathers make the bird. Feathers come in an amazing array of colors, including just about every hue imaginable. All of a bird's feathers ...
    10/18/2014 - 6:19 am | View Website
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