Characteristics of aves (birds)

Characteristics of aves (birds)

Habitat:  birds live on land, some, birds are also aquatic and can live into water.

Feathers:  their body is covered externally with feathers.

Wings:  their fore limbs are modified to form wings.

Toothless mouth: their mouth is toothless.

Beak:  their jaws are prolonged into beak.

Hollow bones: their bones are hollow and light.

Sound box:  there is a sound box, larynx present at the base of their neck which produces the melodious voices in many birds.

Large eggs:  eggs are laid on land which are covered by a hard shell and contain great amount of reserved food in the form of yolk.

Respiration: they respire by lungs.

War-blooded: they are termed as warm blooded animals because they maintain a constant body temperature.

Kinds: birds are classification onto two kinds running birds and flying birds.


  1. Flying birds
  • Parrot
  • Sparrow
  • Pigeon
  • Eagle
  1. Running birds
  • Ostrich
  • Kiwi
  • Hen
  • peacock

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