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What sets birds apart from other animals?

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Asked by onam, 25 Oct '12 03:52 pm
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The characteristics that qualify birds are:

warm blooded (endothermic)
vertebrates (they have a backbone and an internal skeleton)
breathe using lungs (not gills)
an outer covering of feathers - this feature is not shared with any other vertebrate group
reproduce by laying eggs
Other features which are characteristics of birds, but not used to set them apart from other vertebrate groups, include:
All birds have wings, but not all birds fly: generally, there is reduction of skeletal weight
Birds have beaks or bills, and do not have teeth ...more
Answered by jameel ahmed, 26 Oct '12 12:23 pm

 
  
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Birds have a number of characteristics that sets them apart from other vertebrates such as feathers, bills, and a furcula.
birds can fly Animals can not (An Ostrich is exception)
most of the 4 legged animals are mammals But all birds except Bat lay eggs and hatch
Where as Reptiles(of Animals) Lay eggs and hatch- Crocodile and snakes examples
Answered by Shantha, 25 Oct '12 04:26 pm

 
  
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All birds have modified forelimbs, or wings, which allow the majority of them to fly.Their high metabolic rate, strong, lightweight skeleton and unique digestive and respiratory systems are also adaptations for flight. In lieu of teeth, birds possess a beak, which they use for feeding, grooming, manipulating objects and more. They lay hard-shelled eggs, which protect their young, and are bipedal, meaning they walk on two legs.Birds are highly intelligent. In fact, the most intelligent bird species are considered among the smartest animals on the planet. These "bird brainiacs" been observed manufacturing and using their own tools, activities attributed solely to higher mammals until recently. Some social bird species are known to pass cultural knowledge on to later generations, a phenomenon seldom seen in the animal kingdom.
Answered by ankit shivam, 25 Oct '12 03:53 pm

 
  
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