Is A Bird An Animal?


Birds aren’t mammals. The birds are one of the most attractive animal groups with an extremely different anatomy, morphology, and physiology among all the animals.

The scientific information is divided into several levels: Class, Genus, Family, Kingdom, Species, Phylum, and Order. All scientific information about a living thing is known as “Taxonomy.” The five most famous classes of vertebrates are amphibians, birds, fish, mammals, and reptiles.

Difference between animals and birds:

Biologically speaking, an animal is a living being that is neither a human nor a plant. All animals and birds are the members of the Kingdom Animalia, they’re called metazoa. The main differences between animals and birds are:

  1. Birds have a higher rank among other animals due to their beautiful characteristics and exceptionally bright.
  2. Another characteristic of birds, but not of all the animals, is the sharp beak without teeth.
  3. With the exception of mammals, birds are the only other group of animals that maintain a warm-blooded metabolic activity.
  4. Birds have feathers covering their bodies, but other animals have no feathers.
  5. According to the widely predictions, there are more than 30 million species but there are only 10,000 species of bird.
  6. The Birds have won the great challenge to live in the air against the gravitational force from the earth while the other animals have chosen a life without risk on the ground or in water.

Types of birds:

Animals and birds both are in the class Aves. There are over 10,000 species of birds, with different 245 families. These spices of birds are:

  1. Albatrosses

  • Family: Diomedeidae
  • Order: Procellariiformes

  1. Birds-of-Paradise

  • Family: Paradisaeidae
  • Order: Passeriformes

  1. Bowerbirds

  • Family: Ptilonorhynchidae
  • Order: Passeriformes

  1. Cuckoos

  • Family: Cuculidae
  • Order: Cuculiformes

  1. Ducks, Geese, and Swans

  • Family: Anatidae
  • Order: Anseriformes

  1. Eagles, Hawks, Kites

  • Family: Accipitridae
  • Order: Accipitriformes

  1. Flamingos

  • Family: Phoenicopteridae
  • Order: Phoenicopteriformes

  1. Goldcrests and Kinglets

  • Family: Regulidae
  • Order: Passeriformes

  1. Guineafowl

  • Family: Numididae
  • Order: Galliformes

  1. Herons and Bitterns

  • Family: Ardeidae
  • Order: Pelecaniformes

  1. Hoatzin

  • Family: Opisthocomidae
  • Order: Opisthocomiformes

  1. Hornbills

  • Family: Bucerotidae
  • Order: Bucerotiformes

  1. Hummingbirds

  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Order: Apodiformes

  1. Kingfishers

  • Family: Alcedinidae
  • Order: Coraciiformes

  1. Kiwis

  • Order: Apterygiformes
  • Family: Apterygidae

  1. Leaf Warblers and Allies

  • Family: Phylloscopidae
  • Order: Passeriformes

  1. New Zealand Wrens

  • Family: Acanthisittidae
  • Order: Passeriformes

  1. Old World Sparrows

  • Family: Passeridae
  • Order: Passeriformes

  1. Ostriches

  • Family: Struthionidae
  • Order: Struthioniformes

  1. Owls

  • Family: Strigidae
  • Order: Strigiformes

  1. Parrots

  • Family: Psittacidae
  • Order: Psittaciformes

  1. Penguins

  • Family: Spheniscidae
  • Order: Sphenisciformes

  1. Pigeons and Doves

  • Family: Columbidae
  • Order: Columbiformes

  1. Shrikes

  • Family: Laniidae
  • Order: Passeriformes

  1. Storks

  • Family: Ciconiidae
  • Order: Ciconiiformes

  1. Swallows and Martins

  • Family: Hirundinidae
  • Order: Passeriformes

  1. Tanagers

  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Order: Passeriformes

  1. Toucans

  • Family: Ramphastidae
  • Order: Piciformes

  1. Woodpeckers

  • Family: Picidae
  • Order: Piciformes

  1. Wrens

  • Family: Troglodytidae
  • Order: Passeriformes

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