Bird skeletons don't weigh any less than mammal skeletons of the same size. After all, thin, hollow bones are more fragile, so they'd need to be made of much denser material to keep from breaking all the time. That density also helps with flying, according to research out of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Bird bones aren't just hollow — they're pneumatized.
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That is, they're full of spaces for air. You have some pneumatized bones, too, mostly around your sinuses. According to Matt Wedel of the University of California Berkeley , as a baby bird grows, the air sacs that make up its lungs "invade" its bones, forming a bunch of tiny hollows.
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The air sacs stay attached to these hollows for a bird's life. This, along with a forward-and-backward arrangement of air sacs, helps give birds a little-known superpower: They can take in oxygen while both inhaling and exhaling.
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