birds ARE animals

Having completed the e:lit guide for the shortlist books and getting back into the reading of the growing pile of recent delightful new Australian books that have arrived over the past few weeks I just had to drop a note about the big alarm bell that has been ringing.

A number of books have text that states birds AND animals. Please note birds ARE animals, just the same as mammals are animals (and that must include humans too) and fish are animals and reptiles are animals etc. In most cases it should be birds and OTHER animals, or just the word animals.

There we go, gripe done!

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