Thursday, January 24, 2008

Secrets of bird flight revealed.

In 2003, Professor Dial and his colleagues published a paper that revealed birds utilise their wings when running up steep inclines.

Wings may have evolved to help birds move over obstacles

He explained: "This was an important find - birds exhibit a behaviour we really didn't appreciate before.

"Birds don't just use their wings when they fly or just their legs to run on the flat; in fact, they recruit both wings and legs for them to scale steep inclines, whether it be a boulder, a tree or a cliff."

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