Gait of a Bird

Table of Contents

  • Bird
  • Body Structures of a Bird
  • Locomotion of a Bird
    • Walking
    • Flying
    • Swimming
  • Summary
  • What’s Next?

In the previous segment, we acquired knowledge about The gait of a fish. In this segment, we will study The gait of a bird.

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    What is a Bird?

    Birds are the vertebrates that can fly.

    Which different body structures of a bird helps in locomotion?

    • Birds have two sets of limbs. The Hind Limbs are the legs meant for Walking. On the other hand, the Forelimbs are modified into wings for Flying.
    • Their body skeleton consists of a few numbers of bones which are Porous and internally

    Less Compact.

    • Birds also have a good framework of bones and strong Shoulder Bones and Chest Muscles.

    How do birds locomote?

    Birds can locomote in three major ways. They can walk, fly and swim.

    (i) How do birds walk?

    On the land, the birds walk with the help of their Hindlimbs.

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