Birds (Aves) are a class of tetrapod vertebrates characterized by bipedalism, wings and a toothless beak. Surviving the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction, modern birds (Neornithes) are the only living representatives of theropod dinosaurs. In 2020-2021, there are around 10,700 to 11,150 recorded species of birds, more than half of which are passerines. They are generally adapted to flight but some species, such as ostrich, emu, kiwi and penguins cannot fly. The young is called a fledgling or chick. Larger it is described as juvenile then immature. The branch of zoology that studies these is called ornithology. The description of the articles always follows the same plan and summarizes the main characteristics:
- The description
- The Flight
- The Habitat
- The Regime or Diet
- The Nesting
- The Migration
- The Protection
- The Song ou the Cry
The Common Chiffchaff is a small bird with thin legs and beak. The tail, narrow and short, is cut straight. This is almost uniformly greenish gray above and white or yellowish white below.
Easily identifiable with its small size, its slightly chubby shape, its thin legs, its tiny beak, and its pretty plumage, the Blue Tit is a passerine bird from the Paridae family.
The Little Ringed Plover is a species of aquatic bird from the shorebird group belonging to the Charadriidae family. It is a very widespread species in continental Europe and Asia.
The Lesser Flamingo is a species of bird found from Africa (mainly in the Great Rift Valley) to India. It is the smallest of the 4 species of flamingos and also the most numerous. Its main breeding ground is Lake Natron in Tanzania.
The purple heron has purplish-brown plumage with slaty-grey wings, reddish-brown breast, black abdomen and purplish-red flanks and scapulars.
The Greylag Goose is a species of bird belonging to the Anatidae family. Furthermore, this elegant web-footed bird is the ancestor of most breeds of domestic geese
Sparrows are birds of the Passeridae family, divided into several species, the most common of which is the house sparrow.
Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra) is a species of bird in the Rallidae family. Larger than the moorhen (with which some confuse it), the Eurasian coot is a rounded bird. Its plumage seems entirely black, in fact it is anthracite-grey
The Squacco Heron is a species of medium-sized wading bird in the family Ardeidae. It is characterized by a generally deep buff or light brown color.
The European bee-eater is a skilful hunter, catching insects in flight. These are mainly wasps, bees, hornets, as well as dragonflies in the Camargue.