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31-2_birds - Reading Guide 31 2, Birds Name: _ 1. Birds are...

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Reading Guide 31 – 2, Birds Name: __________________________________ 1. Birds are reptile like animals that maintain a constant __________ body temperature. 2. They have an outer covering of ______________________; two legs that are covered with __________________________ and are used for walking or perching; and front limbs modified into _____________________________. 3. The single most important characteristic that separates birds from living reptiles is _______________. 4. The two main types of feathers are __________________ and _____________________. 5. Contour feathers provide _________________________________________. 6. Down feathers provide _____________________________. 7. Label the feather (Fig 31-11) 8. Paleontologists agree that birds evolved from ___________________________. 9. Archaeopteryx was the first birdlike ____________________________ found. 10. The Archaeopteryx had ___________________ in its beak, a ________________ tail, and toes and claws on its _____________________. 11.
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This note was uploaded on 01/02/2012 for the course BIO 105 taught by Professor Mickle during the Fall '07 term at N.C. State.

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31-2_birds - Reading Guide 31 2, Birds Name: _ 1. Birds are...

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