Presentation on theme: "What do birds do in cold weather?. How do birds stay warm?"— Presentation transcript:
What do birds do in cold weather?
How do birds stay warm?
Feathers!! Tail- balanced from left to right Flight- wider and narrower (Better for flying; no resistance) Downy- warmth Semiplume- warmth; help birds to float Filoplume- around tail and flight feathers; used to sense when the flight feathers need to maintained Bristle- found around eyes, nostrils, and around mouth (insectivorous)
Food, oh wonderful food prepare in advance (jays) scratchers (turkeys) bare patch under tree feeders!
Birds of a feather… tree cavity communal roosts= share body heat slow down metabolic rate and lower body temp= conserve energy