"Winging It!" Bird Quiz

Bird Flight Facts

  • Birds' bodies are streamlined to help overcome air resistance.
  • The largest muscles in a bird are the breast muscles, which control the wings.
  • Black and turkey vultures, red-tailed hawks, broad-winged hawks, Northern Harriers, condors and ravens are some examples of soaring birds.
  • Hummingbird wings rotate at the shoulder, not at the wrist, like other birds. The wing turns over midstroke. The backward motion cancels forward motion and the bird remains motionless.

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  • So when is Oct-Nov being issued? When can I expect my 1st issue?

    Victoria Scott
  • Hello, sorry to bother you, but I still have not received my August/September issue.

    Thank you

    Mark Jurak

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