Words of Topic: Birds

Word group for topic: Birds, it helps to enhance speaking and writing skills in English tests, especially for ESL students who are working for IELTS, TOEFL, and GRE exams.
 Word Group By Topic: Birds
keen  Speak
a.
very good or well developed
Hunting birds have keen eyes that enable them to make perfect distance adjustments while they attack their prey.
fond  Speak
a.
having affection or liking for
I am very fond of birds.
attract  Speak
v.
to pull or draw someone or something towards them, by the qualities they have, especially good ones
These flowers are brightly colored in order to attract butterflies.
creature  Speak
n.
any large or small living thing that can move independently
Blue whales are the largest creatures ever to have lived.
vertebrate  Speak
n.
an animal that has a spine
Birds, fish, and reptiles are all vertebrates.
feather  Speak
n.
one of the long, light objects that cover a bird’s body, having soft fibers along each side of a thin, stiff, central stem
The bird has grey feathers with a lighter collar.
beak  Speak
n.
the hard, pointed part of a bird's mouth
Birds use their beaks to pick up food.
Aves  Speak
n.
the class of vertebrates comprising the birds
The vertebrate class Aves includes the birds, an extremely distinctive and successful clade, with an estimated 9000 species worldwide.
distinctive  Speak
a.
marking something as clearly different from others
She's got a very distinctive voice.
flora  Speak
n.
all the bacteria and other organisms that live inside an animal
In the normal, healthy person the gut flora is a balanced community of different organisms.
fauna  Speak
n.
all the animals that live wild in a particular area
While she was in Hawaii, she studied the local flora and fauna.
rare  Speak
a.
not common or frequent; very unusual
It's very rare to find these birds in New England in winter.
shiny  Speak
a.
bright because it reflects light
He owns a shiny new car.
breed  Speak
v.
(of animals) to have sex and produce young animals
At this time of year the birds return to the island to breed.
pigeon  Speak
n.
a large, usually gray-and-white bird that lives esp. in cities
We fed the pigeons in the park.
sparrow  Speak
n.
a common, small, gray-brown bird
Sparrows are classified into 3 families: Emberizidae, Estrildidae, and Passeridae.
finch  Speak
n.
a small singing bird with a short, wide, pointed beak
Finches have stout conical bills adapted for eating seeds and nuts and often have colorful plumage.
exotic  Speak
a.
unusual and especially interesting because of coming from a country that is far away
The garden includes a conservatory for growing exotic plants.
remote  Speak
a.
far away in the distance
Australia is large and remote from the great centers of the population of the world.
hunt  Speak
v.
to chase and try to catch and kill an animal or bird for food, sport, or profit
The owl hunts mice and other small mammals, and sometimes other birds.
roast  Speak
v.
to cook food in an oven or over a fire
I roasted the vegetables with some olive oil.
game birds  Speak
a.
birds which are shot for food or for sport
The sauce is good with other roasted game birds, too, not just pheasant.
delicacy  Speak
n.
something especially rare or expensive that is good to eat
In some parts of the world, sheep's eyes are considered a great delicacy.
cage  Speak
n.
a space surrounded on all sides by bars or wire, in which animals or birds are kept
A lion has escaped from its cage.
nest  Speak
n.
a structure or place made or chosen by a bird for laying eggs and sheltering its young
The cuckoo lays her egg in another bird's nest.
habitat  Speak
n.
the natural environment in which an animal or plant usually lives
With so many areas of woodland being cut down, a lot of wildlife is losing its natural habitat.
perch  Speak
v.
(of a bird) to rest on a branch or other object
A blackbird flew down and perched on the parapet outside his window.
amuse  Speak
v.
cause (someone) to find something funny
He made faces to amuse her.