The Bird's Body
Fun Fact: Some birds don't fly. Penguins, ostriches, emus, cassowaries, rheas and kiwis walk, run, or swim. Click the link to see the flightless birds. Can you see how flat their breasts are?
Birds have feathers that cover their skin. The feathers help keep them warm and dry. And they let birds fly! Feathers can be very bright, like on parrots.
Birds reproduce (have babies) by laying hard-shelled eggs. Do you eat hard-shelled chicken eggs? Some people eat ostrich eggs.