Where do most of the birds on Earth live?
Scientists think that there are about 9,500 species of birds in the world.
Birds are classified into 23 orders, such as passerines (song birds), accipters (eagles and hawks, for example), galliformes (game birds), and strigiformes (owls) etc.
They are the most widespread of all animals on Earth – they can be found almost everywhere.
About 66% of all bird species are found in tropical rain forests. Tropical rain forests occur along the equator. They have continuous rainfall, with lots of water.
Examples of tropical rain forest birds include: macaws, toucans, vultures, hornbills, kingfishers, ibises, jacanas, pigeons, and many more.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM