<center>こんにちは、私の名前はミシェルです!Kon'nichiwa, watashinonamaeha Misherudesu!
Hola, mi nombre es Michelle!

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
Men have decided they have the right to determine which species are for us to love and will be lucky as pets, and which ones are destined to end up in a Filet with sauce and potatoes – or which ones can be used and abused for our own entertainment (like the corrida). But if you like your cat, then you should be able to love the same way a cow or a sheep. There is no superior or inferior specie. No specie that deserves hugs and kisses, and the other the death sentence or torture. I can assure you that EVERY animal can be tamed and become a pet, if you wanted to, just like your cat or your dog. Take at random one cow, or one chicken, destined to be killed in the food industry, and bring it at your home, and treat it like your pet. I promise you will start to discover his personality, get attached to it, want to hug it. You would love them just like your pets. There is absolutely NO difference. --Laura Marie

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(pass-er-AY) [1].


(ack-sip-ih-tree-ih-MOR-fay) [1].

Cathartes burrovianus -Amsterdam Zoo -upper body-8a

New Wolrd Vultures: Cathartiformes


This group only includes the New World vultures.

Example: Lesser yellow-headed vulture.


Hawks, Eagles: Accipitriformes

(ack-sip-IH-try-FOR-meez) [1].

Includes the diurnal raptors but excludes the falcons.

Example: Ornate hawk-eagle.


(an-oh-mall-oh-GON-a-tay) [1].

Birds that appear to be distantly related to passerines (???).

Urocolius macrourus-20090110B

Mousebirds: Coliiformes

(call-ih-FOR-meez) [1].

The mousebirds.

Example: Blue-naped mousebird.

Strix occidentalis caurina

Owls: Strigiformes


The owls.

Example: Spotted owl.


Cuckoo-Roller: Leptosomiformes

(lep-to-SO-mih-FOR-meez) [1].

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The Cuckoo Roller, Leptosomus discolor, is the only bird in the family Leptosomatidae, which is usually considered to be within the order Coraciiformes, which also includes the kingfishers, bee-eaters and rollers. However, the position of this family is not very clear. Morphological evidence may suggest a placement within or near to Falconiformes. In the rather comprehensive DNA study by Hackett et al.[2] this is one of only two birds – besides the Hoatzin – of which the position is not clear, although it seems to be at the root of a group that contains the Trogoniformes, Bucerotiformes, Piciformes and Coraciiformes.

Or, according to

"Cuckoo rollers are traditionally placed within the order Coraciiformes, but molecular analyses show that they are not closely related to other rollers, Coraciidae and Brachypteracidae (Kirchman et al. 2001) [3] and are not coraciiforms (Hackett et al. 2008) [2]."


Trogons: Trogoniformes

(troh-gone-ih-FOR-meez) [1].

The trogons.

Example: Resplendent quetzal

Upupa epops (Ramat Gan)002

Hornbills: Bucerotiformes

(bue-cer-OT-ih-FOR-meez) [1].

An order that includes the hornbills and their allies.

Example: Hoopoe.

Todus todus cropped

Rollers, Kingfishers: Coraciiformes


An order that includes the kingfishers and their allies.

Example: Jamaican tody.

Ramphastos toco

Woodpeckers: Piciformes


An order that includes the woodpeckers and their allies.

Example: Toco toucan.

Cariama cristata


Seriemas: Cariamiformes

(car-ee-am-ih-FOR-meez) [1].

A group that includes the seriemas and their extinct relatives.

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Though traditionally considered as a suborder of the Gruiformes, based on both morphological and genetic studies [2] they may belong to a separate group of birds whose other living members would be the Falconidae, the Psittaciformes and the Passeriformes.[4]

Example: Red-legged seriema.


Falcons: Falconiformes


Used to include all of the diurnal raptors (hawks, eagles, etc.) but nowadays only includes the falcons and caracaras. Falconiformes is more related to the Passeriformes and Psittaciformes.

Example: American kestrel.

Eclectus Parrot (Eclectus roratus) -6-4c

Parrots: Psittaciformes

(sih-TAS-ih-FOR-meez). Parrots, cockatoos, psittacines.

There are three families: Strigopidae, Cacatuidae, Psittacidae.

I go over more of the parrot classification here.

Example: Eclectus parrot.


Songbirds: Passeriformes


Perching birds, songbirds, passerines.

Example: Common green magpie.

I go over more of passerine taxonomy: here.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i A guess, since I don't know how to pronounce it
  2. ^ a b c Hackett, Shannon J.; et al. (2008-06-27). "A Phylogenomic Study of Birds Reveals Their Evolutionary History". Science. 320 (5884): 1763–1768. PMID 18583609. doi:10.1126/science.1157704. Retrieved 2008-10-18.  Cite uses deprecated parameter |coauthors= (help)
  3. ^ Kirchman, J. J., S. J. Hackett, S. M. Goodman, and J. M. Bates. 2001. Phylogeny and systematics of ground rollers (Brachypteracidae) of Madagascar. Auk 118:849-863.
  4. ^
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