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Name: Sriram
Status: educator
Grade: n/a
Location: Outside U.S.
Country: India
Date: Winter 2013-2014


Question:
How does a flying bird manuver to make a left turn?



Replies:
A lot of a birds ability to turn relies on their tail feathers. They use them the same way as a rudder on a boat.

Grace Fields


Bird flight is an amazing, very complex process developed over many generations of adaptation. Perhaps an aeronautical engineer could give a detailed description. This web site is a good basic primer:

http://www.learner.org/jnorth/tm/FlightLesson.html

J Elliott


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