The Mastery of Flight

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Episode 2 of 10

Duration: 50 minutes

David Attenborough presents a series looking at the natural history of birds. Using state-of-the-art 3D animation and a trip in a glider to show how birds have perfected the art of flying, the programme analyses how different species have evolved unique skills, from high-speed hunting at 200 miles per hour to precision hovering and the endurance to migrate thousands of miles.

Credits

Producer
Fergus Beeley
Presenter
David Attenborough

Broadcasts

BBC Nature: Birds

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As birds are warm-blooded, their eggs have to be incubated, or the embryos will perish.

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