Vertebrates, such as an amphibian, a bird, or a mammal with 2 pairs of limbs
Many birds have gone extinct because of its inability to survive in the world
During time, birds' bodies become hollow/feathers become lighter to help flight
Light skeletal system
Makes them light, but strong
Circulatory system/respiratory systems capable of very high metabolic rates/oxygen supply
Permits the bird to fly
Big part of spreading seeds and pollination
Provides us food/medicine
Phylum that is described with birds having a backbone
Special Unique Traits
Ability to fly
They are the only ones in the animal class that can fly/the few that have feathers
Most birds are found in Peru, Brazil, Columbia, Indonesia
Columbia has the biggest population
Are birds tetrapods? If so, why?
Birds are tetrapods because they have two pairs of limbs
What class or kingdom do birds belong to?
Birds belong to Kingdom Animalia. Their phylum is chordata.
Where can you find birds and where do they usually live?
Most birds are found in Peru, Brazil, Columbia, and Indonesia. Columbia has the highest number.
What are certain key adaptations do they have or will have?
Birds are able to fly and they are the only ones in the animal class and they are the only ones who can. They are also the few that have feathers.
Are the birds' hearts similar or different from humans?
They are similar
Do birds have atrias?
Yes, they have two atrias.
Do birds have ventricles?
Yes, they have two ventricles.
Do birds have a big breathing system?
They have a big breathing system because their lungs are connected to air sacs by a series of tubes, which makes their breathing system twice as large to other animals.
How much size does the bird's breathing system take upon their bodies?
It takes up 2% of their bodies.
What role do the birds have in the ecosystem?
Birds have a role of pollination in the ecosystem since they disperse the seeds they have eaten in the form of excrement. They also bring plants back to destroyed ecosystems and carry plants to new lands.
In which biomes will you be able to find birds?
You will be able to find birds predominantly in habitats such as the grasslands, savanna, and inland wetlands. These support 20% of the bird species while shrublands support 41%.
Why are marine birds important to marine life?
Marine birds are important to marine life because they are an example of an indicator species. They can show the status of habitat, the reduction in food occurrence and abundance, rate of the predation, weather, and threats. Seabirds are also the top predators, assisting in population control.