<center>こんにちは、私の名前はミシェルです！Kon'nichiwa, watashinonamaeha Misherudesu!
|Think about it. When you eat a piece of meat, you literally eat a corpse, a dead animal. I’m not saying this to “disgust” you or to convince you of anything, just calling things with their names. We have been using the word “meat” long enough to make us forget it is a dead animal. This animal was alive before, and it was raised, and killed, not in awesome ways. --Laura Marie |
Now, when I eat, honestly, I am so much happier to tell myself that this meal didn’t cause any murder, does not contain any blood, cruelty, and that nobody is dead for my palate. It is honestly one of the best feelings in the world. --Laura Marie
|“||I personally could talk about birds for hours and never get tired.||”|
—A quote borrowed from a friend
Okay, so we've covered the bird orders, but what about the families?
Well, I've got you covered!
This family is the only one in this order, it includes only the ostriches, but some scientists include the other ratites (not including the tinamous) in this order as well, along with the ostrich.
1 genus, 2 species
Only includes the rheas. Sometimes absorbed into Struthioniformes.
1 genus, 2 species
Only includes the kiwis. Sometimes absorbed into Struthioniformes.
1 genus, 5 species
Only includes the cassowaries. Sometimes absorbed into Struthioniformes.
1 genus, 3 species
Only includes the emu. Sometimes in Casuariidae.
1 genus, 1 species
9 genera, 47 species
Total number of ratites: Genera: 14 Species: 60
2 genera, 3 species
Only includes the magpie-goose.
1 genera, 1 species
The ducks, geese, swans aka waterfowl/wildfowl.
59 genera, 168 species
The megapodes aka moundbuilders.
7 genera, 22 species
The guans, chachalacas, curassows aka cracids.
9 genera, 52 species
4 genera, 6 species
The New World quail (such as the bobwhite).
10 genera, 34 species
The pheasants, Old World quail, peafowl, tragopans, turkeys, etc.
52 genera, 184 species
Total number of fowl: Genera: 144 Species: 470
Grand total so far: Genera: 158 Species: 530