When did birds evolve?
How are birds the same as dinosaurs?
Birds are like dinosaurs in many ways: they both lay eggs in nests, and they both walk mainly on their hind legs (Birds use their front legs as wings). Many dinosaurs were warm-blooded, like birds. Some dinosaurs even had feathers, like birds. Some dinosaurs had beaks, like birds, instead of teeth.
Why do birds eat bugs?
Birds ate the same things as small meat-eating dinosaurs – worms and small insects like flies, grasshoppers, bees and mosquitoes, and meat from dead reptiles and mammals and frogs. Sea birds also ate mollusks like clams and mussels. There were a lot of bugs around in the Cretaceous period, when a lot of birds evolved. Flowering plants were evolving, and bugs evolved to eat their nectar. Then birds evolved to eat the insects.
Domesticated birds: chickens and turkeys
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