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Ani: Bird Encyclopedia for Kids

Ani – Bird Encyclopedia for Kids

Kingdom: Animalia Family: Cuculidae Order: Cuculiformes Class: Aves Ani – The anis are the three species of near-passerine birds in the genus Crotophaga of the cuckoo family. They are essentially tropical New world birds, although the range of two species just reaches the United States. Recent DNA evidence places them in a new family, Crotophagidae. Unlike some cuckoos, the anis are …

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Swan: Bird Encyclopedia for Kids

Swan: Bird Encyclopedia for Kids

Kingdom: Animalia Family: Anatidae Order: Anseriformes Class: Aves Swan — Swans, genus Cygnus, are birds of the family Anatidae, which also includes geese and ducks. Swans are grouped with the closely related geese in the subfamily Anserinae where they form the tribe Cygnini. Sometimes, they are considered a distinct subfamily, Cygninae. There are six to seven species of swan in …

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Albatross: Bird Encyclopedia for Kids

Albatross - Bird Encyclopedia for Kids

Kingdom: Animalia Family: Diomedeidae Order: Procellariiformes Class: Aves Albatross — Albatrosses, of the biological family Diomedeidae, are large seabirds allied to the procellariids, storm-petrels and diving-petrels in the order Procellariiformes (the tubenoses). They range widely in the Southern Ocean and the North Pacific. They are absent from the North Atlantic, although fossil remains show they once occurred there too and …

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