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Bird Facts and Scientific Classification


Birds are winged, bipedal, warm-blooded, egg-laying, vertebrate animals. There are around 10,000 living species, making them the most varied of tetrapod vertebrates. They inhabit ecosystems across the globe, from the Arctic to the Antarctic. Extant birds range in size from the Bee Hummingbird at 2 inches to the Ostrich that can reach 9 ft.

Scientific Classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves

List of Popular Birds

Adelie Penguin
Albatross
Andean Condor
Arctic Skua
Atlantic Puffin
Bald Eagle
Baltimore Oriole
Bird of Paradise
Bluebird
Blue-Footed Booby
Blue Jay
California Condor
Canada Goose
Canvasback
Cardinal
Carolina Wren
Common Loon
Common Sandpiper
Cuban Screech Owl
Emperor Penguin
Gentoo Penguin
Golden Eagle
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Greater Flamingo
Greater Rhea
Great Horned Owl
Ivory-Billed Woodpecker
King Vulture
Laughing Kookaburra
Macaw
Mallard Duck
Thick-Billed Murre
Osprey
Ostrich
Parrot
Peacock
Pelican
Peregrine Falcon
Pileated Woodpecker
Quetzal
Raven
Red-Footed Booby
Red-Tailed Hawk
Ring-Necked Pheasant
Rockhopper Penguin
Ruby-Throated Hummingbird
Sandhill Crane
Snow Goose
Snowy Owl
Steller’s Sea Eagle
Toucan
Tundra Swan
Whooping Crane
Wild Turkey
Wood Stork