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Great Tit in a Suffolk Garden
Gull at the beach, Aldeburgh
Blackbird in a field
Oystercatchers
There are numerous species of bird found in a wide variety of habitats all around the world. Birds are one of the most thriving groups of animals on the planet as they generally have their habitat (the skies) to themselves.

Birds can be easily distinguished from other animals due to their sharp, pointed beaks, thin legs, wings and feathers covering their bodies. Although all bird species have wings, some are actually flightless animals that only use their wings for balance and not for flying. Where other birds, such as penguins, use their wings for swimming.

Birds are often omnivorous animals, generally eating nearly anything that they can find. Most species of bird survive on a diet primarily consisting on insects and plants such as fruits, nuts, berries and seeds.

Birds are also distinctive in the fact that they lay eggs in a similar way to other animal groups such as fish and reptiles. Birds often make nests in the trees or on the ground in which to lay their eggs.


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Bird Translations

Bulgarian български език
Птици
 
Bosnian Bosanski
Ptice
 
Catalan Català
Ocell
 
Czech Cesky
Ptáci
 
Danish Dansk
Fugl
 
German Deutsch
Vögel
 
English English
Bird
 
Estonian Eesti
Linnud
 
Spanish Español
Ave
 
Esperanto Esperanto
Birda klaso
 
Finnish Suomi
Linnut
 
French Français
Oiseau
 
Hebrew עִבְרִית
עופות
 
Croatian Hrvatski
Ptice
 
Hungarian Magyar
Madarak
 
Indonesian Bahasa Indonesia
Unggas
 
Italian Italiano
Uccelli
 
Japanese 日本語
鳥類
 
Latin Latina
Avis
 
Malay Bahasa Melayu
Burung
 
Dutch Nederlands
Vogels
 
Norwegian Norsk
Fugler
 
Polish Polski
Ptaki
 
Portuguese Português
Aves
 
Romanian Româna
Pasăre
 
Slovenian Slovenščina
Ptiči
 
Swedish Svenska
Fåglar
 
Turkish Türkçe
Kuşlar
 
Chinese 中文

 

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Bird Facts

Kingdom:
Five groups that classify all living things...
Animalia
Phylum:
A group of animals within the animal kingdom...
Chordata
Class:
A group of animals within a pylum...
Aves
Type:
The animal group that the species belongs to...
Bird
Diet:
What kind of foods the animal eats...
Omnivore
Size (H):
How long (L) or tall (H) the animal is...
5cm - 270cm (2in - 106in)
Wing Span:
The measurement from one wing tip to the other...
9cm - 300cm (4in - 118in)
Weight:
The measurement of how heavy the animal is...
0.002kg - 130kg (0.004lbs - 286lbs)
Top Speed:
The fastest recorded speed of the animal...
322km/h (200mph)
Life Span:
How long the animal lives for...
1 - 100 years
Colour:
The colour of the animal's coat or markings...
Brown, Grey, White, Black, Yellow, Red, Orange, Blue, Pink
Skin Type:
The protective layer of the animal...
Feathers
Favourite Food:Fruit
Habitat:
The specific area where the animal lives...
Forests and shrub land close to water
Average Clutch Size:
The average number of eggs laif at once...
5
Main Prey:
The food that the animal gains energy from...
Fruit, Spiders, Insects, Seeds
Predators:
Other animals that hunt and eat the animal...
Foxes, Birds, Wild dogs
Distinctive Features:
Characteristics unique to the animal...
Light, feathered body and beak

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