Watching out for vultures
Microbes at the Gas Pump
Seeds of the Future
Poison Dart Frogs
Tree Frogs
The History of Meow
Vent Worms Like It Hot
Swedish Rhapsody
Two monkeys see a more colorful world
Storing Memories before Bedtime
Chemistry and Materials
The chemistry of sleeplessness
A Diamond Polish for Ancient Tools
Graphene's superstrength
Hitting the redo button on evolution
Small but WISE
The solar system's biggest junkyard
Dinosaurs and Fossils
An Ancient Feathered Biplane
Teeny Skull Reveals Ancient Ancestor
The Paleontologist and the Three Dinosaurs
E Learning Jamaica
2014 GSAT Results for Jamaican Kids
Results of GSAT are in schools this week
E Learning in Jamaica WIN PRIZES and try our Fun Animated Games
Shrinking Glaciers
Plastic-munching microbes
A Grim Future for Some Killer Whales
Shrinking Fish
An Ocean View's Downside
Eating Up Foul Sewage Smells
Finding the Past
Stonehenge Settlement
Settling the Americas
Early Maya Writing
Flashlight Fishes
Electric Catfish
Food and Nutrition
Chew for Health
In Search of the Perfect French Fry
Building a Food Pyramid
GSAT English Rules
Finding Subjects and Verbs
Order of Adjectives
Whoever vs. Whomever
GSAT Exam Preparation Jamaica
Scotiabank Jamaica Foundation Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) Scholarships
Preparing for the GSAT Exam
March 21-22, 2013: Over 43,000 students will take the GSAT Exam
GSAT Exams Jamaica Scholarships
GSAT Practice Papers | GSAT Mathematics | Maths
GSAT Scholarship
GSAT stars reap scholarship glory
GSAT Mathematics
Monkeys Count
Math and our number sense:
Setting a Prime Number Record
Human Body
Don't Eat That Sandwich!
A Long Haul
Taste Messenger
Woolly Mammoths
Asian Elephants
How children learn
Expert report highlights the importance to parents of reading to children!
What Not to Say to Emerging Readers
Black Hole Journey
Strange Universe: The Stuff of Darkness
The Particle Zoo
Plants Travel Wind Highways
Underwater Jungles
Springing forward
Sea Turtles
Space and Astronomy
Super Star Cluster in the Neighborhood
A Darker, Warmer Red Planet
Cool as a Jupiter
Technology and Engineering
Riding Sunlight
Morphing a Wing to Save Fuel
Toy Challenge
The Parts of Speech
Adjectives and Adverbs
Countable and Uncountable Nouns
Charged cars that would charge
Reach for the Sky
Tinkering With the Basic Bike
Either Martians or Mars has gas
Recipe for a Hurricane
Warmest Year on Record
Add your Article

Birds We Eat

Birds have always been an important food source for man. In addition to domestic species that provide us with eggs, there are still other species that are hunted in the wild for sport and for food. Some are quite common, like chicken and turkey, while others appeal to slightly more exotic tastes, like duck or pheasant. Birds are an important food source for humans. The most commonly eaten species is the domestic chicken and its eggs, although geese, pheasants, turkeys, and ducks are also widely eaten. Other birds that have been utilized for food include emus, ostriches, pigeons, grouse, quails, doves, woodcocks, songbirds, and others, including small passerines such as finches. Birds grown for human consumption are referred to as Poultry. At one time swans and flamingos were delicacies of the rich and powerful, although these are generally protected now. Many species have become extinct through over-hunting, such as the Passenger Pigeon, and many others have become endangered or extinct through habitat destruction, deforestation and intensive agriculture being common causes for declines. Birds such as chickens and turkeys are regularly farm-raised for slaughter and commercial sale, although in the early days of farming and domestication, the poultry population was carefully monitored. A human family depended upon eggs and fowl not just as a staple of their daily diet (both for meat and eggs), but for their feathers (to fill mattresses and pillows) and for trade of the same with other farmers and settlers. Although we rely on birds as food just as much today, commercial farmers raise the birds in far greater numbers than was once possible, and finding eggs or poultry is never any further than the closest grocery store.

Birds We Eat
Birds We Eat

Designed and Powered by™