"At the height of the storm, there is always a bird to reassure us. It is the unknown bird, it sings before taking off.” - René Char

Orders of Birds
  • Passerine : The passerine order, also known as perching birds, is the largest order of birds, comprising over half of all bird species. Passerines are characterized by their specialized feet for perching, diverse beak shapes, and complex vocal abilities, making them highly adaptable and successful in various habitats worldwide.
  • The corvids : They are known for their high intelligence, problem-solving abilities, and social behavior. With over 120 species, including crows and magpies, corvids are highly adaptable and occupy diverse habitats, showcasing remarkable learning skills and complex communication systems.
  • Raptors : These birds are characterized by their sharp beaks, strong talons, exceptional eyesight, and powerful flight capabilities. They play a crucial ecological role as top predators, maintaining balance in ecosystems by controlling prey populations and contributing to the overall health and stability of the natural environment.
  • Sea birds : Sea birds have specialized adaptations for navigating and foraging at sea, such as webbed feet for swimming, waterproof feathers, and salt glands to excrete excess salt. They play important roles in marine ecosystems, including nutrient cycling, coastal and oceanic food webs, and some species undertake long-distance migrations.
About bird cognitive abilities
  • Crows can remember a face for years.
  • Migratory birds use astronomical landmarks to find the right direction. Ornithologists theorize that they can see the Earth's magnetic field.
  • A magpie can recognize himself in a mirror.
  • Some birds are able to use tools and even count.
  • Bird brains are small but more optimized than mammalian brains.