Bird Legs & Feet

Although the construction of the wing and the ability to fly are often what capture our attention with bird anatomy, the legs and feet of birds are also critical to their lifestyle and success as predators and as prey species. Even in birds whose dominant means of locomotion is flight, there are stresses involved in […]

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Bird Classification

Birds belong to the biological class Aves and live virtually everywhere on Earth. Birds are amniotes, animals whose eggs are protected from drying out (a group that includes the mammals, birds, dinosaurs, and reptiles). There are about 9,000 different species of birds, divided into 24 orders and 146 families. Most birds alive today are Neognathae […]

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