Which type of bird has beautiful feathers?
Many many birds have beautiful feathers but one of the most common beautiful birds is the peacock.
That depends on the type of feather. Feathers vary in weight depending on the type of bird and where the feather came from on the bird. To make 1 pound out of small bird feathers can easily take over 1000 feathers. To make 1 pound out of large feathers from an emu or ostrich can take around 200-500, depending on the feathers.
The flight feathers are the feathers located on the wings and tail. There are primary flight feathers that on the bird would be equivalent to our hand. A bird also has secondary flight feathers which when comparing to a human would be our forearm. If you unfold the wing of a bird you will see the flight feathers.
Contour feathers and down feathers are two different things that both help the bird in some form. Contour feathers are strong and lightweight. They give a bird its color and its shape. They help the bird to steer while it flies. The down feathers are soft and fluffy. They keep the bird warm by insulating the bird. Hope this answers your question! :)
No, the biggest difference between birds and other animals is that birds have feathers. Every bird has feathers and everything that has feathers is a bird. A Whistling Swan, in winter has the most with about 20,000 individual feathers. And the fewest feathers? That distinction goes to the Ruby-throated Hummingbird with about 940.