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what color is bird blood

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is birds blood red?...
is birds blood red?
Submitted: 11 years ago.Category: Pet
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Bird blood is the same color as human blood.


Oxygenated blood is red and blood that has been depleted of oxygen on the way top the lungs, is dark or bluish


This is gaused by the iron that is attache to the hemoglobin. The iron is what the oxygen attaches to, and it cause "oxydation" of the iron which shows red.


The horseshoe crab, on the other hand, has blue blood, that is oxygenated.....It must be an alien beast from another planet. It uses copper to transport oxygen.

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