Economic Importance of Birds

Importance of birds in pollination and their ability to devour insects.

Birds are found throughout the world, at approximately all altitudes and in nearly every climate. The fame of birds is attested to by their universal adoption as household or backyard pets, by the great upsurge in the ranks of bird-watching hobbyist, and by the curiously high attendance figures recorded at the aviaries of major zoos.

Possibly their most startling feature is their capacity to soar through the sky, a power that has fascinated man through history. The bird is one of the earth’s smallest animals, serves mankind in an amazingly large number of ways.

Hummingbird via Wikipedia

Its role in pollination is of crucial importance, which enables man’s vegetative food supply to flourish. Certain birds eat seeds poisonous to plants; and other eats rodents that destroy grains and materials.

In addition significant is the bird’s ability to devour insects, such as the locust, which are destructive to animals and plants. Bird meat and eggs are high in nutritional value and are part of the diet of numerous nations. Bird products, too, are important. The dried excrement of sea birds are used as a fertilizer. Bird plumage is used in costume ornamentation.

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  1. Lenjur Says...

    On January 20, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    Happy Reading.


  2. The Quail 1957 Says...

    On January 20, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Great article! I agree birds are very important so is the honeybee.


  3. Larry Fish Says...

    On January 20, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Good article, thanks for sharing.


  4. lowellhenderson Says...

    On January 20, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    We have hummingbirds here where I live…they are a blast to watch.


  5. Eunice Tan Says...

    On January 20, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Birds are too beautiful to be neglected


  6. Hendrik Says...

    On January 21, 2011 at 2:58 am

    Good. Thanks.


  7. albert1jemi Says...

    On January 21, 2011 at 11:21 am

    nice share


  8. tonywriter Says...

    On January 23, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    good article


  9. Ruby Hawk Says...

    On January 23, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    I love to see birds flitting about and ours have completely disappeared, I hope they will be back in the spring. This is the first winter this has happened that I recall.


  10. Yovita Siswati Says...

    On January 25, 2011 at 1:12 am

    Very educational. thanks for sharing.


  11. orlando javier Says...

    On January 25, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    i like your taking the cudgels for birds, lenjur. it reminds me painfully of some people can really be so cruel as to have bird shooting as their hobby.keep on, lenjur! great work.


  12. jennifer eiffel01 Says...

    On January 29, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    We put out a birdbath in the summer, before we take off the winter cover to our pool, the birds go in there to bathe. My neighbor feeds the birds then they come to our yard for a drink and a bath since the water is changed every day.
    Great article.


  13. boris Says...

    On February 28, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    exelent! i love it.i have learned alot.


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