Birds and Their Feathers by Britta TeckentrupThe creator of The Egg returns to her avian explorations with this wondrous, charming, and informative examination of feathers.
Hailed as a magnificent volume that offers hours of lingering pleasure... fertile ground for conversation and imagination, (Midwest Book Review) Britta Teckentrups The Egg introduced children to one of natures most perfect creations. Now, employing the same earth-tone coloring and delicate illustrations that have made her an enormously popular childrens author, Teckentrup turns her gaze to the endlessly fascinating feather. What are they made of? Why do birds have so many of them? How do they help birds fly? And what other purpose do they serve? By providing accessible answers to these and other questions, this delightful book introduces young readers to the wonders of plumology, while also drawing them in with enchanting illustrations. An exquisitely rendered fusion of art and science, this marvelous book satisfies young readers natural curiosity about the world around them.
Bird Feather Facts: Why Does A Bird Have Feathers? Different Types Of Feather
This website promotes feather identificaton, research, and appreciation by providing high-resolution scans of the flight feathers of North American birds. This is an ongoing project, and new species are added regularly. To search the image database by the common or scientific name of a bird species or group, click on " Search Scans. To identify an unknown feather, click on " Identify Feather. For each species, the Feather Atlas typically illustrates all the primaries outer wing feathers; usually 10 , secondaries inner wing feathers , and six rectrices tail feathers from an individual bird.
One of the things that distinguishes birds from all other types of animal is feathers. This page contains facts about bird feathers, and is part of our Bird Series. Birds rely on their feathers not just for flight, but also for insulation, communication and many other things. Birds are the only living animals to have feathers. In fact, most scientists today actually consider birds to be dinosaurs.
We checked out a fabulous book from the library yesterday and it got our youngest daughter, Fiona, excited about finding and identifying feathers. I just find it enchanting and simple, and Fiona is in love with it, too. The book contains large pages of beautiful illustrations of birds and their feathers, along with occasional glimpses of their biggest fan, this black cat no worries, he just likes the feathers for his overstuffed feather bed. Plume has some common birds and their feathers, such as chickens, geese and jays, but it also contains images of some of the prettiest birds and feathers that are not likely to be found in our back yard, such as peacocks, swans and ibises. The U.
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Welcome Featherbase. It handles bird species from all over the world. In this way it is a global place to go not just for ornithologists but for everyone interested in feathers. You find images and information about hundreds of bird species. Support If you want to support the project featherbase, please contact us. By considering all legal requirements we can accept feathers from captive and wild birds. Come in contact with us.