Birds are an incredibly successful and diverse group of animals.
In this episode, you’ll get an overview of the origin of avian species diversity and its present-day distribution across the planet.
I offer some definitions of ‘biodiversity’ with respect to birds. We’ll discuss why this diversity is important.
Clarification - 7:25 - I say that the Clements Checklist has 10,721 bird species. This is true. However, this number includes about 160 extinct species. So this means there are 10,561 extant (i.e. living, non-extinct) bird species on the planet today.
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