10 Videos David Attenborough presents a ten-part insight into the evolution and behaviours of birds. In this first programme, computer graphics recreate the period 150 million years ago when small, fast-running dinosaurs evolved feathers and took to the air. In New Zealand, David examines the environment required by birds which have survived without recourse to flight, and enjoys a midnight encounter with a kiwi, captured on a starlight-sensitive camera.
1 To Fly or Not to Fly
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2 The Mastery of Flight
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3 The Insatiable Appetite
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4 Life of Birds: Meat Eaters
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5 Fishing for a Living
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6 The Eloquent Communicators
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7 Finding Partners
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8 The Demands of the Egg
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9 The Problems of Parenthood
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▶ The Limits of Endurance
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David Attenborough concludes his series exploring the evolution and behaviour of birds by looking at how birds cope with living in some of the harshest and most bizarre places on the planet. From huddled masses of emperor penguins in the Antarctic winter to the sand grouse in the burning African desert, it is a story of surviving the Earths extremes.