Birds


Birds

HABITAT: Birds are found all across the globe, from pole to pole, terrestrial or aquatic.  
Diet: All birds are consumers, meaning that they must eat something in order to get nutrients and energy. Birds can be herbivores (plant-eaters), carnivores (meat-eaters), or omnivores (plant and meat-eaters).
Lifespan: The lifespan of birds is as diverse as the animals. Some birds may live only a few years, such as some types of quails, or decades, like parrots that can live upwards of 80 years.
Their story:

Birds are a class of animals that have some distinct characteristics (though there are always exceptions).

The main avian characteristics are:

  1. Endothermic- body temperature is controlled by internal processes. Sweating, panting to cool down, goosebumps, shivering to warm up.
  2. Feathers- feathers have various functions and so have various forms. Feathers are used for flight, coloring, courting, swimming, etc.
  3. Hard-shelled eggs- the shells of a birds eggs offer protection against damage, prevent the loss of water, and even regulate the exchange of gas and water for the growing embryo.
  4. Beak- the bird’s beak is also high diverse, with function following form.