Birds

Birds are warm-blooded, winged vertebrates that – apart from a few exceptions – can fly. They lay eggs, build nests, and are beautiful and fascinating creatures. You can learn all about their main characteristics in this section.

Seven Tips for Raising Chickens in the City

Several years ago, the trend of urban gardens began in the cities as a strategy to get good quality fruit and vegetables –without pesticides and other toxic chemicals. Now hen houses are also taking over the urban landscape and the…

Iberian Grey Shrike: The Butcher Bird

The Iberian grey shrike (Lanius meridionalis) is one of the most peculiar birds you can find. This bird’s behavior is quite unique, though often misunderstood. What are shrikes? In the first place, all of them have similar characteristics. Despite being…

Birds of Paradise: Species and Characteristics

Birds of paradise are a type of tropical, exotic bird with 41 different species. Most of them live in New Guinea, although you’ll also see some in Australia. They belong to the Paradisaeidae family within the Passeriformes order. They have feathers that really stand out…

All You Ever Wanted to Know about the Falcon

Today, we’ll tell you about the falcon, a bird of prey which is part of the family of Falconidae – a bird which is known for its infallible vision. Its vision allows it to detect prey even at great distances.…

Native Doves and Pigeons of Spain

There are several different species of doves and pigeons that are native to Spain. But while everyone is familiar with these birds, very few people are aware that there are actually several different species.

How to Feed a Bird Correctly

During a walk in the countryside, or even on the outskirts of the city, it’s relatively common to find a wounded bird. Although, at first, you might be afraid to touch it, with our help, you can give the injured…

California Condor: Part of Nature’s Cleaning Team

The California condor is the largest flying land bird in North America and it once dominated the western skies. Unfortunately, the species declined during much of the 20th century until drastic measures were set in place to keep it from…

The Yellow Cardinal: A Sweet and Melodious Singer

All the yellow cardinal’s problems stem from his beautiful singing and eye-catching color. This makes this animal one of the most sought-after cage birds among bird lovers. However, it’s actually illegal to own a specimen. Its population has been decreasing in…

7 Ways to Scare Off Pigeons

People don’t like these urban birds at all, because there seem to be just so many of them, and also because they defecate everywhere. In this article, we’ll give you some ways to scare off pigeons from your house. Why…

The Bearded Vulture: Characteristics and Curiosities

The bearded vulture, or the lammergeyer, belongs to the Gypaetus barbatus species. It’s one of the most well-known birds and usually lives in different mountainous regions, at least 3300 feet up. Unfortunately, due to different circumstances, it’s population has drastically…

The American Pygmy Kingfisher

The American pygmy kingfisher is the miniature version of the common kingfisher. They share many characteristics, but their main difference is the size. Physical characteristics of the American pygmy kingfisher The American pygmy kingfisher is a rather colorful bird who…

The Shoebill: Behavior and Habitat

The shoebill is a very curious bird, a native of Africa. A National Geographic documentary described it as a bird with a stork’s legs, a pelican’s beak, and an eagle’s head. It seems like a good description. A shoebill looks…

Bluethroat Nightingale: All About this Wonderful Bird

As its name indicates, the bluethroat nightingale has bluish plumage—among other colors—on its chest. But this isn’t the only wonderful thing about this bird. Learn more about it in this article. Bluethroat nightingale description Its scientific name is Luscinia svecica…

The Best Birds to Have as Pets

Here at My Animals, you can read about the best birds to have at home. You’ll find these animals are the best pets for people who don’t enough time to dedicate to a cate or dog. Birds are wonderful pets…

Meet the Kiwi, A Flightless Bird

Many people have described the fauna of Oceania as strange. One of these strange animals is the kiwi which is a flightless bird with feathers that look like a coat of fur.  Also, this creature has whiskers and no tail along…

The Impressive Wildlife of Madagascar

This African island is considered to be one of the most biodiverse countries in the world. The vast majority of the wildlife of Madagascar is endemic, which means that it does not live anywhere else in the world. So read this…

5 Crow Species

Crows are some of the most intelligent animals in the world because they are capable of commanding the predators to open up an animal carcass for them to later feed on. In this article, you can learn about some species…