BirdsKingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves
Orders of BirdsSongbirdsPasseriformesBeaks: Short or pointy, crush seedsor grab wormsFeet: For perching on branchesWell-developed vocal organsLargest order – 5,200+ speciesExamples: Sparrows,cardinals, wrens, larks…
Orders of BirdsTropical BirdsPsittaciformesBeaks: Curved and strong to crush seedsFeet: For perching on branchesWell-developed vocal organsExamples: Parrots,cockatoos, parakeets
Orders of BirdsBirds of PreyFalconiformesBeaks: Sharp and curved – tear fleshFeet: Talons for capturing preyExcellent vision, Vultures havegood sense of smellExamples: Eagles, hawks,falcons, vultures
Orders of BirdsNocturnal Birds of Prey – OwlsStrigiformesBeaks: Sharp and curved – tear fleshFeet: Talons for capturing preyBig eyes for good night visionCan turn heads 180 degreesExamples: Screech owl,great horned owl, barredowl
Orders of BirdsGame BirdsGalliformesBeaks: Pointed and tough to eat seedsFeet: Running – have claws and spursBig, round bodies, little headsExamples: Chickens, quail,turkeys, pheasants, grouse
Orders of BirdsWaterfowlAnseriformesBeaks: Flat to grind veggies, filters at edges of billFeet: Webbed for swimmingStrong fliers, reach the highestaltitudes- 30,000 feet+Examples: Geese, swans,ducks
Orders of BirdsWadersCiconiiformesBeaks: Long and pointed for catching fishFeet: Long legs, non-webbed, large feet Examples: Storks, herons, ibises
Bird-Watching QuizThere are 424 species of birds thatcan be found in Kansas. How manydo you think you see on a normalday?The Kansas record for the mostbird species seen in a 24-hourperiod is 225!
Bird-Watching QuizTo practice your recognition of thedifferent orders of birds and to seehow well you can identifyingcommon Kansas birds, you willtake part in a bird-watching quiz.
Bird-Watching QuizEach slide will show a picture of aKansas bird. You will need to writethe general name of its order.Your choices are:a) Songbirds e) Waterfowlb) Tropical Birds f) Game Birdsc) Birds of Prey g) Wadersd) Nocturnal Birds of Prey
Bird-Watching QuizYou will also receive half a bonuspoint for correctly naming any ofthe birds.