What Makes a Bird Fly?


Birds use their wings to propel themselves forward and also take advantage of wind and aerodynamics in order to maintain their flight. They have hollow bones that help keep them light and able to take full advantage of flight.
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The shape of the wings make a bird fly. To fly the bird uses it's wings to lift and propel; bird uses it's tail to steer. Birds with larger wings are able to glide.
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