WHAT ARE THE AERIAL ADAPTATIONS IN BIRDS?

  • Following are the important adaptations in birds for aerial habitat:

  • Forelimbs in birds are modified into wings to help them to fly. Birds have wings that are covered with feathers.

  • Birds have light weighted bones with internal spaces filled with air. These bones are called“pneumatic bones”. This feature reduces the density of the birds and facilitating and helping them in the flight.

  • They have very strong flight muscles attached from the body to the wings.

  • Birds excrete uric acid. This substance needs less water to be eliminated and so it helps to reduce the body weight thus aiding in flight.

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