• About 10,000 bird species belong to 29 different orders within the class Aves.
  • The tropics are home to the greatest biodiversity of birds.
  • Birds can be carnivores, herbivores, or generalists.
  • The lifestyle of the bird can affect what it looks like.
  • You can predict how the beaks and feet of birds will look depending on where they live and what type of food they eat.
  • The size and shape of the beak is related to the food the bird eats and can vary greatly among different birds.
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