Birds are often envied for their ability to fly, but not all of them can. Learn how birds can manipulate feathers, bone and wing structure to soar through the air and even dive-bomb into the water for food.
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Smaller than a robin, this black bird turns a striking iridescent purple and green in the spring. Read on to learn more about this bird.

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