“No one is free, even the birds are chained to the sky” Bob Dylan

Few people know that birds have evolved from small carnivorous dinosaurs of the Late Jurassic. They have actually evolved from from a group of dinosaurs known as maniraptoran theropods, generally small meat-eating dinosaurs that include Velociraptors. Recent research has suggested that there may be as many as 18’000 different birds species in the world.