Birds of Africa
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The taxonomy of this list adheres to James Clements’ Birds of the World: A Checklist, and reflects all changes to that work until July, 2005. Taxonomic changes are on-going. As more research is gathered from studies of distribution, behavior, and … Read More

Bird classification
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Taxonomy is very fluid in the age of DNA analysis, so comments are made where appropriate, and all numbers are approximate. In particular see Sibley-Ahlquist taxonomy for a very different classification. This article and the descendant family articles follow the … Read More

Long-distance land bird migration
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Many species of land migratory birds migrate very long distances, the most common pattern being for birds to breed in the temperate or arctic northern hemisphere and winter in warmer regions, often in the tropics or the temperate zones of … Read More

Bird migration flyways
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Many species of birds undertake seasonal journeys of various lengths, a phenomenon known as Bird migration. The different strategies followed by bird groups are detailed below. Study techniques Bird migration has been studied by a variety of techniques of which … Read More

Cockatiel bath
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I Within her gilded cage confined, I saw a dazzling Belle, A Parrot of that famous kind Whose name is Non-Pareil. Like beads of glossy jet her eyes; And, smoothed by Nature’s skill, With pearl or gleaming agate vies Her … Read More

Aviculture
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Aviculture is the activity of maintaining and frequently breeding pet birds, usually companion parrots, and also the culture that forms about it. Aviculture is usually focused not only around the raising and breeding of birds, but additionally on preserving avian … Read More

Birds
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Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Subphylum: Vertebrata (unranked) Archosauria Class: Aves – Linnaeus, 1758 Birds are bipedal, warm-blooded, oviparous vertebrate animals characterized mainly by feathers, forelimbs modified as wings, and (in most) hollow bones. Birds variety in size in … Read More