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ISBN: 9781337408332
Chapter 25, Problem 2CT
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Controlling for·body size, would you expect a flightless bird to produce eggs that are larger than, smaller than, or the same size as eggs produced by a bird that flies? Explain your reasoning?

Summary Introduction

To explain: Whether the eggs of flightless birds will be larger than, smaller than, or of the same size as eggs produced by a bird that flies.

Concept introduction: Birds belong to Class: Aves. The birds have volant adaptations. They have wings made of feathers that help them to fly. Birds are of two kinds: flightless birds and flight birds.

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Birds evolved from a therapsid dinosaur. The birds have various modifications anatomically, physiologically, and morphologically to suit their volant adaptation. They have pneumatic bones, a single ovary in the case of females, and many more features. The eggs of flying birds are usually lightweight and small...

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