The Birds World

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Nicolae Sfetcu, Nov 27, 2014 - Pets - 1844 pages
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 Birds are among the most extensively studied of all animal groups. Hundreds of academic journals and thousands of scientists are devoted to bird research, while amateur enthusiasts (called birdwatchers or, more commonly, birders) probably number in the millions.
 
 Birds are categorised as a biological class, Aves. The earliest known species of this class is Archaeopteryx lithographica, from the Late Jurassic period. According to the most recent consensus, Aves and a sister group, the order Crocodilia, together form a group of unnamed rank, the Archosauria.
 
 Phylogenetically, Aves is usually defined as all descendants of the most recent common ancestor of modern birds (or of a specific modern bird species like Passer domesticus), and Archaeopteryx. Modern phylogenies place birds in the dinosaur clade Theropoda.
 
 Modern birds are divided into two superorders, the Paleognathae (mostly flightless birds like ostriches), and the wildly diverse Neognathae, containing all other birds.

 

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Contents

List of recent flightless birds
Reference
List of recent flightless birds
King Island Emu extinct
Moas extinct
Grebes
Pelicanlike birds

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Experience in the domains of engineering, Quality Assurance, electronics and Internet services (translation, web design, Internet marketing, web business solutions).
 
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