Birds are a group of endothermic vertebrates, characterised by feathers, toothless beaked jaws, the laying of hard-shelled eggs, a high metabolic rate, a four-chambered heart, and a strong yet lightweight skeleton.
Some birds are associated with the water, such as the duck, goose, swan, and seagull.
Different Parts of a Bird
General Vocabulary about Birds
- Nests – Nest is a structure built to hold eggs, offspring.
- Hatch – egg of birds
- Bird migration – Bird migration is the regular seasonal movement, often north and south along a flyway, between breeding and wintering grounds.
- A group of birds is called a flock.
- “Birds of prey” are birds that hunt and eat animals, such as the eagle, hawk, and owl.
- A vulture is a type of bird of prey that is known as a scavenger – it eats animals that are already dead.
We have a variety of English words to describe the sounds that birds make:
- Sing – when birds are making a musical sound
- Tweet/twitter/cheep/chirp – when birds are making short, high sounds
- Shriek/cry – a very loud, piercing sound made by a bird
- Hoot – the deep sound made by an owl
- Caw – the sound made by a crow (sounds like “AWW! AWW!”)
- Cluck – the short, low sound that a chicken makes
- Crow / cock-a-doodle-do – the sound that a rooster makes