Birds Around Us

Duck-like Birds

Flightless Birds

Gull-like Birds

Hawk-like Birds

Humming & Honeyeater Birds


Perching Birds

Pheasant Birds

Pigeons & Doves


Wading Birds

Miscellaneous Tropical Birds




Last Revision Saturday, 14 February 2016


Birds are feathered, winged, warm-blooded, egg-laying, vertebrate animals. Around 10,000 living species makes them the most speciose class of tetrapod (4-limbs) vertebrates. They inhabit ecosystems across the globe, from the Arctic to the Antarctic. Birds range in size from the 5 cm to the 2.75 m. Birds live and breed in most terrestrial habitats and on all continents, reaching their southern extreme in the breeding colonies up to 440 km inland in Antarctica.  The highest bird diversity occurs in tropical regions.