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ANS Exam 3 Birds as Companion Animals Archaeopteryx – believed to be the first bird. Lived about 150 million years ago. Covered with feathers. Had teeth, long tail, 3 claw-like digits on each wing. Modern birds appeared about 70 million years ago. Birds – two legs, two wings, warm blooded, egg laying(oviparous), feathers on most of their body, most with scales on feet, _hollow__bones, numerous fused vertebrae, many capable of flight Pterylae - feather tracts Apteria - featherless tracts Modern birds are classified into 28 orders containing 170 Families and approximately 9500 species of birds. Bird – Human relationships: Falconry – 3500 years _Pigeons__ – Racing, Show, Exotics Show birds – Pigeons, chickens, ducks _Pets_ – “parrots”, canaries, mynahs, finches, crows Falconry ACCIPTER - The Latin name used for true hawks, such as Goshawk and Sparrowhawk . _Jess_- The name for the leather straps used to hold a hawk, falcon or owl. Eyass- A young hawk or falcon. Haggard- The term for a wild caught adult hawk. YARAK - An expression used to describe a keen hawk. The feathers on the top and back of the head being raised slightly. _Tiercel_- The name for a male Peregrine Falcon , now generally used for all male raptors. The word Tiercel has possible connections with the French word meaning one third. In the case of Peregrines the males are one third smaller than the females, hence Tiercel. Manning it- The process of taming a raptor. _Mutes__- Raptor droppings. CREANCE - The training line attaching raptor to falconer. Up to 50 feet in length Novice, general, master – in two slides Are there different levels of falconry permits? Yes. We recognize three permit levels : apprentice, general, and master. You must be at least 14 years of age to become an apprentice falconer, and you must have a general or master falconer as a sponsor while you are an apprentice. To become a general falconer, you must be at least 18 years of age and you must have practiced falconry with your own bird(s) at the apprentice level for at least 2 years, including maintaining, flying, and hunting birds for a total of at least 6 months each year. To become a master falconer, you must have practiced falconry with your own bird(s) at the general level for at least 5 years, including maintaining, flying, and hunting birds for a
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total of 6 months each year. The number and species of birds you may possess depend on your classification as a falconer. Pigeons_And _Doves: _ Columbiformes Psittacidae or hook bills – the ___________ Family Kingdom – Animalia Phylum – Chordata Class – Avies Order – Psittaciformes Family – Psittacidae (Parrot Family) There are 6 subfamlies: 1. Loriinae – Lories, Lorikeets, and similar species. Have a
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2012 for the course ANS 282 taught by Professor Balander during the Fall '10 term at Michigan State University.

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