When we investigate different sizes, shapes or colours in structures such as birds’ beaks, feathers, wings or feet, we are studying physical adaptations.
These adaptations take many centuries to develop, so the kiwi couldn’t suddenly grow wings and relearn how to fly.
- Native birds as pollinators – beak
- Takahē beak – beak
- Kākā feeding on sap – beak
- North Island brown kiwi – beak
- Penguins – feathers
- Whio feathers – feathers