Biology Week 23 - Birds

Day 1 - 2 | Days 3 - 4 | Lab | Weekly Quiz

  • Birds
  • Aves
  • Flight
  • Archaeopteryx
  • Feathers
  • Down feathers
  • Filoplume feathers
  • Contour feathers
  • Flight feathers
  • Crop
  • Gizzard
  • Syrinx
  • Air sacs
  • Altricial
  • Precocial
  • Migration

The Birds

click to find the answer to today's question Are the bones of a bird hollow?

Oklahoma's Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Archaeopteryx lithographicalink to a local webpage

Bird characteristics:link to a local webpage

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Ornithologist
See where birds fit into Earth's history. link to an Internet Website

The Class Aves is divided into about 30 Orders link to an Internet Website

Bird body specialization: most are related to flight. link to an Internet Website

Behavior:

Day 1-2 Assignment - Birds
This assignment must be turned in by the end of class tomorrow to receive credit.

  1. Use this essay planning guidelink to a local webpage to write an essay with your ideas about the theory that birds are decended from dinosaurs.


Days 3 - 4

click to find the answer to today's question Why are female birds drab colored?

robin nest Bird Identification:

link to a local webpage with useful information

The following websites have useful species information:

 

Day 3-4 Computer Assignment - birds
This assignment must be completed by the end of class tomorrow to receive credit.

  1. Make a webpage report for one bird.link to a local webpage
  2. Use this templatelink to a local webpage as a guide for your report.

Research Links:

Biology Class

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

Bird bones are not "hollow" like straws.
To save weight they are not solid, having air spaces formed by cross-struts for strength and support.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

Female birds are drab colored to protect them from predators.