The Multiple Miracles of Bird Feathers

The Multiple Miracles of Bird Feathers

Other animals fly, make nests, chirp, lay eggs, and do all sorts of things birds do. But only birds have feathers, among the most magical creations in all of nature. 

By Thor Hanson/Photos by Robert Clark
Published: January-February 2012
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Thor Hanson

Thor Hanson is a conservation biologist and author of The Impenetrable Forest: My Gorilla Years in Uganda (1500 Books, 2008) and Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle (Basic Books, 2011). He lives with his wife and son on an island off the coast of Washington State.

Type: Author | From: Audubon Magazine