Birds

Birds are those warm blooded vertebrates that have feathers and wings. They lay eggs and have two legs.

southern cassowary facts

Southern Cassowary Facts | Anatomy, Diet, Habitat, Behavior

The southern cassowary (Casuarius casuarius) is a large flightless bird—one that is typically found in the mainland Australia including Queensland and New Guinea. Unlike...
galapagos penguin facts

Galapagos Penguin Facts | Anatomy, Diet, Habitat, Behavior

The Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) is one of the smallest penguin species and it is native to the Galapagos Islands. The bird is not...
tawny frogmouth

Tawny Frogmouth Facts | Anatomy, Diet, Habitat, Behavior

The tawny frogmouth (Podargus strigoides) is a medium-size Australian bird that typically hunts during night. The bird is believed to have adapted many different...
ruby throated hummingbird facts

Ruby Throated Hummingbird Facts | Anatomy, Diet, Habitat, Behavior

The ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) is a tiny bird that breeds all along the Central and North America. It is a hummingbird species and...
Baltimore oriole bird facts

Oriole Bird Facts | Anatomy, Diet, Habitat, Behavior

The Baltimore oriole (Icterus galbula) is a small North American bird and it earns its name because of its coat that reminds us of...
african fish eagle facts

African Fish Eagle Facts | Anatomy, Diet, Habitat, Behavior

The African fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) truly lives up to its name as it skillfully seizes the fish from the water surface and drags...
arctic tern facts

Arctic Tern Facts | Anatomy, Diet, Habitat, Behavior

The Arctic tern (Sterna paradisaea) is a medium-size seabird that has inspired biologists not only for its elegant style but also for making the...
black vulture facts

Black Vulture Facts | Anatomy, Diet, Habitat, Behavior

The black vulture (Coragyps atratus) belongs to the New World vulture and it is a large bird of prey. The American black vulture or...
passenger pigeon facts

Passenger Pigeon Facts | Anatomy, Diet, Habitat, Behavior

The passenger pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) is an extinct pigeon that was once widespread throughout North America. It was possibly the world’s most abundant bird...
black-capped chickadee facts

Black Capped Chickadee Facts | Anatomy, Diet, Habitat, Behavior

The black-capped chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) is a small North American bird that is mostly found in the mixed and deciduous forests. It is thought to lower...
piping plover facts

Piping Plover Facts | Anatomy, Diet, Habitat, Behavior

The piping plover (Charadrius melodus) is a small bird that is typically found along the sand beaches of North America. The bird is nearly...
andean condor facts

Andean Condor Facts | Anatomy, Diet, Habitat, Behavior

The Andean condor (Vultur gryphus) is the biggest vulture in South America. Like most other vultures, Andean condor is also a scavenger feeding primarily...
robin redbreast facts

Robin Redbreast Facts | Anatomy, Diet, Habitat, Behavior

The European robin or Eurasian robin (Erithacus rubecula) is a small bird that relies on insects for consumption. The bird is also known as...
atlantic puffin facts

Atlantic Puffin Facts | Anatomy, Diet, Habitat, Behavior

The Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica) is a small and tough seabird and the only puffin species native to the Atlantic Ocean. It is thought...
turkey vulture facts

Turkey Vulture Facts | Anatomy, Diet Habitat, Behavior

The turkey vulture (Cathartes aura) is the most common of the cathartid species. It is thought to occur from Canadian border all the way...
california condor facts

California Condor Facts | Anatomy, Diet, Habitat, Behavior

The California condor (Gymnogyps californianus) is the only New World vulture to have survived to date but it is the rarest of the birds....
great grey owl facts

Great Grey Owl Facts | Anatomy, Diet, Habitat, Behavior

The great grey owl (Strix nebulosa) is the largest of the forest owls. It is thought to occupy the coniferous forests of North America....
sulphur crested cockatoo facts

Sulphur Crested Cockatoo Facts | Anatomy, Diet, Habitat, Behavior

The sulphur-crested cockatoo (Cacatua galerita) is a medium-sized cockatoo that occurs in the woody forests of New Guinea, Australia, and the islands of Indonesia....
ivory billed woodpecker facts

Ivory Billed Woodpecker Facts | Anatomy, Diet, Habitat, Reproduction

The ivory-billed woodpecker (Campephilus principalis) ranks among the world’s largest woodpecker species. In the north of Mexico, it is the largest of the woodpeckers. The...
sandhill crane facts

Sandhill Crane Facts | Anatomy, Diet, Habitat, Behavior

The sandhill crane (Grus canadensis) is a large North American bird that is often found in the Platte River. The crane also typically occurs...

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