Birds have evolved quite a bit from their prehistoric origin in the maniraptoran theropods family. Recent studies have shown that there are approximately 18,000 bird species inhabiting the Earth. From penguins to turkeys to parrots, birds are wildly diverse in behavior and lifestyle and here at Fanimal we want to elevate our awareness of all Aves!

Within this section of Fanimal you’ll find information about bird migration patterns, eating habits, mating habits, how birds’ wings keep them up in the air, and even how birds communicate using different whistles and chirps. Scientific articles will focus on why some birds have the ability to fly while others cannot; other articles will offer guidelines to follow while interacting with birds. Think of this page as a continually growing nest of information for the professional and amateur ornithologist alike!