Grade 4 | Science | Types of feathers, Animals and Birds, Olympiad, CBSE, ICSE, SOF, ITO
Feather helps birds in flying, in maintaining their body temperature and sometime in camouflage. Kiwi is a small bird but protects itself from preying animals by camouflaging in its surrounding. The color of its feather completely blends it in its surrounding.
Types of feathers:
Flight feathers are strong, stiff and long feathers found on bird's wings and tails. They help birds to fly.
Tail feathers are used for steering and guiding the flight.
Down feathers are small, fluffy feathers found on the downside of birds. These feathers maintain the temperature of bird's body and keep them warm.
Contour or body feathers are small feathers present all over the body of birds. They give streamlined shape to bird's body and thus help in flying.