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What are the characteristics of birds?

Birds are vertebrates, animals with backbones, that lay eggs. They are warm-blooded. They have feathers, toothless beaks, and wings. Most birds can fly. Their light weight and strong skeletons help them fly.

For more information:
About Birds: A Guide for Children by Cathryn Sill, illustrated by John Sill (Peachtree, 1991)

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Updated: 2 May 2014