Ch 41: Characteristics of Birds & Mammals

About This Chapter

Brush up on descriptions, features and evolutionary facts about birds and mammals using this informative chapter. These lessons are great reference tools you can use to prepare for exams or supplement class materials.

Characteristics of Birds and Mammals - Chapter Summary

This brief but detailed chapter covers bird and mammal traits and behaviors. You can explore human origins and theories on the evolution of birds and mammals. Other lessons focus on bird diseases, hominid behavior and even buffalo breeds. Once you have completed your study of this chapter, you should be able to do the following:

  • Understand the different types of birds and why and how birds fly
  • Discuss the sex chromosomes of birds
  • Describe types and symptoms of poultry diseases
  • Explain common behavior associated with mammals
  • Detail the characteristics of different buffalo breeds
  • Talk about the origin and development of primates
  • State characteristics of hominids and what they eat

These video and text lessons allow you to quickly review the information you need to know. Lessons are accessible 24/7 from any device, making study time convenient. Self-assessment quizzes accompanying each lesson provide an effective way to measure what you have learned and identify any topic you might have struggled with.

6 Lessons in Chapter 41: Characteristics of Birds & Mammals
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Birds: Traits, Types & Importance

1. Birds: Traits, Types & Importance

Have you ever wanted to be a bird? Or thought about flying like a bird? In this lesson, we're going to learn about why birds are birds, how they fly, and why they're important to us both ecologically and economically.

Sex Chromosomes of Birds: Types & Theories

2. Sex Chromosomes of Birds: Types & Theories

Sure the sex chromosomes of a bird sounds dull, but it's actually quite interesting. Birds, as it turns out, are a whole lot different than humans when it comes to determining their gender. This lesson explores their different sex determination systems.

Bacterial Poultry Diseases: Types, Physiology & Treatment

3. Bacterial Poultry Diseases: Types, Physiology & Treatment

In this lesson, we'll be learning about three common types of bacteria poultry disease. We'll learn about the symptoms, how it affects the poultry, treatment, and prognosis for each.

Mammals: Traits, Behavior & Grouping

4. Mammals: Traits, Behavior & Grouping

Ever wondered what the largest mammal on Earth was? Or what traits connect mammals together? In this lesson, you will discover the basic traits of mammals, some of their behavior, and how they are grouped by scientists. Read on!

Primates and Human Origin

5. Primates and Human Origin

You probably know that you are a primate, just like gorillas and monkeys. But you may be surprised to find out how long primates have been around and how many of them are still living on Earth, which are covered in this lesson.

Hominids: Traits, Diet & Behavior

6. Hominids: Traits, Diet & Behavior

This lesson will help you to better understand hominids. We'll discuss the characteristics, diet and behavior of hominids, in order to give you a better idea of what this species is like.

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