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Number of feathers on a bird

How many feathers does a bird have?

1500-25000

It is impossible to know how many feathers a bird has.  The number varies according to the age, the season and, obviously, the species.  For example, according to the website www.backyardnature.com , songbirds possess 2,000 to 4,000 feathers, of which 30 to 40 percent are located on the head and neck.  It is interesting to know that the colder the climate where the bird lives in is, more feathers the bird has.  Needless to say, a Tundra Swan has about 25,000 feathers, of which some 80 percent are on the head and neck.  The eagle has between 5,000 and 8,000 feathers.

This fact is verified on : May 10, 2013.





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