WONDER #1096: Why Do Birds Wear Feathers Instead of Fur?

Question 1 of 3

Which of the following is NOT a function of feathers?

  1. flight
  2. keeping birds warm
  3. camouflage
  4. storage of solar energy

Question 2 of 3

Which feathers allow a bald eagle to soar high into the sky?

  1. contour
  2. down
  3. filoplumes
  4. powder

Question 3 of 3

Some birds have what on their lower legs and feet, leading some scientists to believe feathers may have evolved from similar features on reptiles?

  1. warts
  2. scales
  3. hairs
  4. skin flaps

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