An Eco-sustainable World

Birds

UccelliThis section presents the birds (Aves L. 1758), this class of endotermis vertebrates cladistically referable as origin to a branch of the theropod dinosaurs characterized by the presence of toothless beaks and forcules, bodies covered with plumage and stuffed with aerated bags, anterior fingers fused, hard shelled eggs, high metabolism and hollow yet robust bones.
Birds have an ecological role that can not be overlooked. From insect control, to the role of pollinators in the large forests of the equatorial countries to that of seed transport.
Another non-secondary role of birds in the economy of the planet is to bring back on the mainland some of the nutrients for the plants – phosphates and nitrogen compounds – that have reached the water.
According to different classification criteria, the number of known bird species ranges between 9,000 and 10,500, of which at least 120 have become extinct in historical times.

Guido Bissanti


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Crex crex

Crex crex The corn crake or corncrake, landrail (Crex crex Linnaeus, 1758) is a bird belonging to the Rallidae family.

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Certhia brachydactyla

Certhia brachydactyla The short-toed treecreeper (Certhia brachydactyla C.L.Brehm, 1820) is a passerine bird belonging to the Certhiidae family. Systematic –

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Bucephala clangula

Bucephala clangula The common goldeneye or simply goldeneye (Bucephala clangula, Linnaeus 1758) is a bird belonging to the Anatidae family.

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Coturnix coturnix

Coturnix coturnix The common quail (Coturnix coturnix Linnaeus, 1758) is a bird belonging to the Phasianidae family. Systematic – From

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Rallus aquaticus

Rallus aquaticus The water rail (Rallus aquaticus Linnaeus, 1758) is a bird belonging to the Rallidae family. Systematic – From

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Porphyrio porphyrio

Porphyrio porphyrio The Western Swamphen or Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio Linnaeus, 1758) is a bird belonging to the Rallidae family.

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Buteo lagopus

Buteo lagopus The rough-legged buzzard or rough-legged hawk (Buteo lagopus Pontoppidan, 1763) is a bird of prey belonging to the

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Charadrius morinellus

Charadrius morinellus The Eurasian dotterel (Charadrius morinellus, Linnaeus 1758) is a bird belonging to the Charadriidae family. Systematics – From

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