Birds and Their Feathers
by Britta Teckentrup (Author / Illustrator)
Booktalk: The feather — at once fragile and stong, versatile and beautiful — is one of nature’s most ingenious constructions. What are feathers made of? Why do birds have so many of them? How do they help birds fly? And what other purpose do they serve? Find out in this book about the wonders of “plumology,” bird feather science.
The flamingo obtains its wonderful pink colour from the food it eats — crustaceans. Without this diet, which is rich in pink carotenoid pigments, the flamingo’s feathers would be white or gray.
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