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  • birds

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  • birds

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Aves Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Birds are a class of vertebrates, the Aves.

They are warm-blooded and lay eggs. Their bodies are covered with feathers and they have wings. Feathers have three functions: flight, temperature regulation and display. Most birds have hollow main bones with air sacs in them. This makes them lighter and makes flight easier.

Birds are bipedal: they have two legs which are often covered with scales (small, flat plates which over-lap in the same way as feathers). They have a hard beak with no teeth.

Because birds keep a high body temperature, they use lots of energy. So, they need to eat a lot of food compared with their weight.



Aves Sample Sentences in News


  • Early humans single-handedly nudged out New Zealand megafauna
    A small human population which initially inhabited New Zealand swiftly caused the extinction of the country's flightless bird, the moa (Aves:Dinornithiformes), according to recent international research. Read more on this news related to 'Aves'
  • More apartments eyed for Bergen Ave.
    Carlstadt builder Ed Russo is looking to expand a residential development project already in progress in a Kearny redevelopment area at Bergen and Schuyler Aves. Read more on this news related to 'Aves'
  • Iguanas Breathe Just Like Birds, Scientists Find
    Lisa Powers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have known for years that birds breathe differently from mammals, exhibiting a unidirectional airflow in their lungs. This was thought to occur only in the class Aves ( birds ), and scientists hypothesized it was due to the high energy demand required for flying. But science is a dynamic process and th Read more on this news related to 'Aves'

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