Why are feathers important to birds?

The birds have feathers because they use them to:

  • Fly- The streamline shape of it helps it become more aerodynamic
  • Support wings
  • Protect a birds skin from the sun- Unlike us, birds don't tan, the get brown colored skin and die
  • And lastly, They use it to attract mates, the cleaner and more pretty their feathers are, the better chance to get a mate they'll have