LOCOMOTION OF BIRD

Special Characteristic of Bird
• Its wing is aerofoil in shape. • It has pectoralis major muscles & pectoralis minor muscles. • These muscles are antagonistic muscles. • These muscles extend from sternum to the humerus.

How Birds Fly?
• When the pectoralis minor muscles contract, the wings are pulled up (upstroke). • When the pectoralis major muscles contract, the wings are pulled down (down stroke). • The wings which move up and down rhythmically generate the forward thrust as well as provide the lift for the flying bird.

Diagram of Flying Bird

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