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Bald eagles have around 7,000 feathers.
Many species of owls have special flight feathers adapted for silent flight.
Dinosaur feathers aren’t just visually apparent in fossils, but have actually been found preserved in amber.
Bearded vultures are the only birds known to wear cosmetics. They deliberately dye their feathers with red soil.
A bird’s feathers weigh more than its entire skeleton.
When Pope Francis released “peace doves” at the Apostolic Palace in 2014, the doves were immediately attacked by other birds, losing feathers and being driven away as a huge crowd watched.
Pteronophobia is the fear of being tickled by feathers!