Birds and mammals are warm-blooded animals because they can keep their body temperatures constant regardless of the surrounding temperatures. Birds and mammals can regulate their temperatures through different methods.Continue Reading
For example, in cold weather, birds can generate body heat by converting most of the foods they eat into energy. This energy helps to keep their body temperatures constant. Birds also keep warm because they have feathers. Likewise, some birds often migrate from colder to warmer areas for the winter.
Similarly, to keep body temperature constant in hot weather, birds can seek shade or a water source to cool down. Because birds do not have sweat glands like mammals, they regulate their body temperatures by panting through their mouths. Other ways they can keep cool are either to decrease their activity levels or spread their feathers to allow circulating air to reach their hot skin.Learn more about Birds
Birds are not mammals. They don't have fur, and they don't nurse their young with milk as mammals do; however, birds share some traits with mammals. They are warm blooded and can eat a wide variety of food, from fruits and seeds to reptiles, fish, small mammals and other birds.Full Answer >
Predators of flamingos include other birds, such as vultures and storks, pythons, wild pigs and other mammals such as lions, jackals and cheetahs. The risk of predation to flamingos varies depending on their surrounding environments. Flamingos in different parts of the world face threats from different species, with the exception of humans, who pose a risk to flamingos through activities like taking eggs for sustenance and altering flamingos' habitats.Full Answer >
Birds are neither mammals (they don't have mammary glands) nor reptiles (they are not cold blooded), but instead belong in a grouping all their own. The bird group is one of six basic animal groups, with the others being amphibians, fish, invertebrates, mammals and reptiles.Full Answer >
Blue herons are carnivores that eat a variety of aquatic and land prey, including fish, frogs, turtles, young birds, bird eggs, snakes, insects, mice, moles, gophers and other small mammals. While they live in colonies, herons typically hunt alone and up to three miles from their pack. Pack only occurs when there is an abundance of food.Full Answer >