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The Mastery of Flight

Episode 2 of 10

Natural history of bird life, narrated by David Attenborough. This programme analyses how birds have perfected the art of flying.

David Attenborough presents a series looking at the natural history of birds. Using state-of-the-art 3-D 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.

49 minutes

Last on

Wed 12 Nov 2014 13:10

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Role Contributor
Producer Fergus Beeley
Presenter David Attenborough

Broadcasts

  • Tue 12 Jun 2007 22:00
  • Sat 5 Oct 2013 10:10
  • Tue 11 Nov 2014 13:10
  • Wed 12 Nov 2014 13:10

The challenges of life for birds, at BBC Nature

The challenges of life for birds, at BBC Nature

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