A (23) | B (24) | C (45) | D (19) | E (25) | F (18) | G (15) | H (14) | I (14) | J (2) | K (3) | L (9) | M (15) | N (11) | O (10) | P (34) | Q (3) | R (22) | S (30) | T (14) | U (3) | V (9) | W (7) | Z (2)
Facial disc

An area of very short feathers that radiate out from the eyes like the spokes of a wheel. This special feather arrangement helps send sound to the birds ears. All owls have a facial disc.

Fauna

All the animals in a particular place or period of time.

Feces

Waste matter discharged from the intestines. Also called excrement, scat, or droppings.

Feline

Any member of the cat family. House cats, tigers, and lynx are all felines.

Feral

Domestic animals that have escaped and reverted to a wild (untamed) state.

Flagship species

A species that is popular with humans that can be the focus for conservation efforts. The giant panda is an example of a flagship species for bamboo forest habitat.

Fledge/Fledgling

Verb: The time when a young bird's feathers have grown enough to help the bird take its first flight. Noun: A young bird that has just fledged.

Flight feathers

Feathers on a bird's tail or wings that help it to fly. Usually, flight feathers are longer and more rigid than contour feathers.

Flipper

A broad, flat limb that helps a marine mammal, such as a sea lion or dolphin, swim.

Flock

A group of birds or mammals. For example: a flock of sheep; a flock of ducks

Flora

All the plants in a particular place or period of time.

Floristic

Concerned with or relating to flowers.

Food chain

A model that shows how plants and animals are linked together because each one eats or is eaten by another.

Forage/Foraging

Food for animals, usually grasses or leaves, or to look for food; searching for food.

Forest

An area with many trees.

Forest floor

The ground layer of a rain forest.

Fossorial

Adapted for burrowing or digging.

Frugivore

Fruit-eater. The ring-tailed lemur is a frugivore.