# Zoology

as the size and volume of flying birds increase, surface area of wings cannot increase proportinal to general body surface area. is this a true statement? explain your answer using words and math. bird size seems severely constrained wheras aircraft size is not...why? do the constraints on bird size apply to bats? if so, why aren't there swan-sized bats?

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