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How Birds Fly

Birds amaze and inspire us with the grace and power of their flight. So just how are they able to defy gravity?

Episode:
37
Date:
October 20, 2021
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How Birds Fly

Summary

Birds, probably more than any other aerial creatures, have amazed and inspired us with the grace and power of their flight. So just how do they do it?

In this episode, we'll look at the physics and anatomy of bird flight.

I’ll start off with the basics of aerodynamics as it relates to bird flight. That’s the meat and potatoes of our lesson today. But we’ll also consider the different ways that birds fly—their different modes of flight. Last, we’ll examine some additional adaptations birds have that make them high-octane flying machines.


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