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Aves

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Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum/Division:Chordata
Class:Aves

Description

The class Aves (commonly called birds) is a group of vertebrate animals characterised by feathers covering the body and hollow bones. They are bipedal, endothermic (warm-blooded), and lay eggs.

Formerly from the order Falconiformes, the Accipitriformes now include most of the diurnal birds of prey (also known as …
This is an order of birds comprising ducks, geese and swans. All are equipped with webbed feet.
This is an Old World order of birds containing the hornbills and hoopoes.
Nocturnal birds with soft, mottled plumage. They have a weak bill with a large gape. They catch insects while flying, ai…
The Charadriiformes consists of about 350 species of shorebirds and found throughout the world. Many species are migrato…
This order of birds includes the pigeons and doves. It also includes the extinct Dodo. Over 300 species are represented …
The order Coraciiformes includes a group of usually colourful birds, which generally have syndactyly, with three forward…
A bird order consisting of three families, of which only the family Cuculidae (cuckoos, malkoha and coucals) are found i…
This is an order of ground-feeding birds, including chickens, pheasants, quails, partridges, etc. They have rounded bodi…
This is an order of birds with long legs, necks and beaks. Most of them live in swamps and search for food by wading in …
The Passeriformes consists of the largest and most diverse of all birds. Commonly called perching birds or passerines, t…
Formerly of the order Ciconiiformes, the herons, pelicans, ibises and other large, long-legged wading birds, with the ex…
This is an order of birds including the woodpeckers, barbets. Most species in this order is insectivorous and have zygod…
This is a small order of freshwater diving birds. There is only one family in this order: Podicipedidae. Members of this…
An order of birds comprising the parrots, parakeets and cockatoos.
An order of birds comprising the owls.
   
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