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.

All About the Conservation of the Black Stork

White storks are one of the most well-known birds in our country given the beliefs and stories that surround them. When it comes to the black stork, the situation is quite different. While black storks were probably just as abundant…

How to Identify Birds by Their Song

How to identify birds by their song is knowledge many people would love to have. So much so that techies have even created some apps for this purpose. OK, but, there must be a way to do it the old…

Dove Care – How to Keep Them Happy

The relationship between human beings and pigeons (or doves) is currently somewhere between love and hate. While some want to keep a dove as a pet and care for them, others are afflicted by columbiphobia (the fear of doves or…

Discover 6 Amazing Exotic Birds

Who doesn’t like seeing beautiful birds? Exotic birds are really fascinating and have very different characteristics. Would you like to know more about some of them? In this article, discover six of them! Exotic birds you’ll love to get to…

Learn All About the Southern Lapwing

The southern lapwing, or Vanellus chilensis, is an elegant bird with thin, long legs that defends its nest and chicks. It inhabits a large part of South America. Here on My Animals, we’re going to share some facts about the…

The Marabou Stork: A Great Scavenger

The marabou stork is a carrion bird of the Ciconiidae family. In fact, they’re the largest member of this family and they’re also among the largest flying birds. The Marabou stork inhabits tropical Africa, from Senegal to Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia,…

Jacamar Bird – Characteristics of a Passerine

The jacamar bird is the best-distributed species of the Galbulidae family. Jacamars is a general term for a group of birds that belong to this family. They’re all throughout the American tropical zone and are their striking colors are characteristic…

The Agami Heron: Habitat and Characteristics

The agami heron is a unique bird that lives in the lowlands and swamp forests of Central America and northern South America. It’s extremely rare to spot one because of their tendency to stay still for long periods. In general, the…

Dupont’s Lark: Conservation of the Species

The lark is one of many birds found all throughout southern Spain and northern Africa. The biggest characteristic of a Dupont’s lark is that they make their nests on the ground. This is because they mostly move around close to…

The Special Relationship Between Animals and Humans

There has always been a special relationship between animals and humans. But, sometimes, you hear stories that go far beyond anything you’ve heard or seen before. In today’s article, we’ll be telling you one such story. This is a clear…

The Tui: New Zealand’s Nectar Connoisseur

To learn more about the animal at the center of today’s article, we need to travel several thousand miles to the forests of New Zealand. There, you will find the tui, a curious and intelligent bird, with a particular fondness…

Resplendent Quetzal: Beautiful and Mysterious

The resplendent quetzal, whose scientific name is Pharomachrus mocinno, is one of the most emblematic birds in South America. Its color and symbolism make it a rather sought-after species. Etymologically, the name quetzal has its roots in Náhuatl (Aztec), a…

Dodo Birds: The Story of an Extinct Species

People have written a lot about dodo birds (Raphus cucullatus) over the centuries. Unfortunately, most of the data we have is from legends and illustrations that, while very interesting, has actually misled us. We still don’t know what this animal…

The Little Penguin: The Smallest of Its Kind

The little penguin is a fascinating species of penguin that inhabits the coast of New Zealand. Also known as the little blue penguin and fairy penguin, it’s the smallest breed in the Spheniscidae family. Penguins are flightless birds. Unlike birds that actually can fly,…

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.…