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17th Nov '17 2:40:20 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''[[SpyroTheDragon Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!]]'' has "pterodactyls" that look like birds, grasp like birds, and make hawk-like noises.
* Occurs only in writing in ''TalesOfSymphonia'', where, presumably for simplicity, creatures such as bats are classified as birds in the bestiary.

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* ''[[SpyroTheDragon Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!]]'' ''VideoGame/Spyro2RiptosRage'' has "pterodactyls" that look like birds, grasp like birds, and make hawk-like noises.
* Occurs only in writing in ''TalesOfSymphonia'', ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', where, presumably for simplicity, creatures such as bats are classified as birds in the bestiary.
30th Sep '17 7:57:17 PM Everdream
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** Altaria is a inversion of this trope. It's a bird, but it's a ''Dragon'' type. When it mega evolves, it becomes Dragon/Fairy, while still being a bird.

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** Altaria is a inversion of this trope. It's a bird, but it's a ''Dragon'' type. When it mega evolves, it becomes Dragon/Fairy, while still being remaining a bird. All that changes is it get more clouds and it's tail grows longer.
30th Sep '17 7:51:32 PM Everdream
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** Altaria is a inversion of this trope. It's a bird, but it's a ''Dragon'' type. When it mega evolves, it becomes Dragon/Fairy, while still being a bird.
5th Sep '17 9:12:06 AM ElSquibbonator
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** It appears that the flying type was originally going to be called Bird.

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** It appears that the flying type was originally going to be called Bird.Bird, and ''all'' bird-based Pokemon in Generation 1 were classified in it, whether they could fly or not. The reason Psyduck isn't is because it isn't based on a duck, but on a platypus.



* Pteris from ''Website/{{Neopets}}'' superficially resemble tiny adorable little {{Ptero Soarer}}s, but they're referred to as birds by the narrative (they're described as having feathers and eating worms).
5th Sep '17 9:08:18 AM ElSquibbonator
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** Arguably this is likely a translation error, with the native word for bird referring to any winged flying creature, much like Jonah being swallowed by a giant fish (more likely a whale because the word for fish was any swimmer).

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** Arguably this is likely a translation error, with the native word for bird referring to any winged flying creature, much like Jonah being swallowed by a giant fish "great fish" (more likely a whale because the word for fish was any swimmer).swimmer, though some scholars believe it was meant to be a shark).
5th Sep '17 9:07:07 AM ElSquibbonator
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* ''Anurognathus'' also shows up in ''Series/WalkingWithDinosaurs'' as a symbiote of ''Diplodocus'', intentionally following it and feeding on the insects living on its skin in the manner of modern birds like oxpeckers and cattle egrets. There is no basis for this, and in fact ''Diplodocus'' and ''Anurognathus'' lived in different continents.
** To be fair, a relative of ''Anurognathus'', ''Mesadactylus'', did live alongside ''Diplodocus''.

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* ''Anurognathus'' also shows up in ''Series/WalkingWithDinosaurs'' as a symbiote of ''Diplodocus'', intentionally following it and feeding on the insects living on its skin in the manner of modern birds like oxpeckers and cattle egrets. There is no basis for this, and in fact ''Diplodocus'' and ''Anurognathus'' lived in different continents.
** To be fair,
continents (although a close relative of ''Anurognathus'', ''Mesadactylus'', did live alongside ''Diplodocus''.in the same place as ''Diplodocus'')
4th Sep '17 11:12:42 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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Although birds ''are'' the most numerous of all flying vertebrates in terms of sheer number of species, they are only one group of the numerous creatures that take to the skies. Insects and bats are generally excluded from the AllFlyersAreBirds trope, since they still live with us and we know their behavior like it's nothing, but prehistoric and fantasy creatures are still at risk. If you come across anything non-human with wings, expect it to perch on a tree at some point or another, or worse yet, tweet in a bird-like fashion. This may be acceptable in fantasy animals because they are, of course, original creations/species and you can do whatever the hell you want with them, but it's probably not as good an idea to apply this trope to species that really existed (or even worse, species that still do.)

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Although birds ''are'' the most numerous of all flying vertebrates in terms of sheer number of species, they are only one group of the numerous creatures that take to the skies. Insects and bats are generally excluded from the AllFlyersAreBirds All Flyers Are Birds trope, since they still live with us and we know their behavior like it's nothing, but prehistoric and fantasy creatures are still at risk. If you come across anything non-human with wings, expect it to perch on a tree at some point or another, or worse yet, tweet in a bird-like fashion. This may be acceptable in fantasy animals because they are, of course, original creations/species and you can do whatever the hell you want with them, but it's probably not as good an idea to apply this trope to species that really existed (or even worse, species that still do.)
13th Aug '17 8:33:41 PM Raptor
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** The bats are flying foxes, tho, which are huge and nothing like the bats she would've known about back in the States. For someone who has no idea of the flying foxes' existence, it is perfectly understandable to mistake them for birds at first glance, especially because they were flying overhead in broad daylight.
27th Mar '17 7:44:44 AM RyanW
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* Barney on ''Series/TheAndyGriffithShow'' believed bats laid eggs.
18th Mar '17 6:26:35 PM nombretomado
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* Pteris from ''Franchise/{{Neopets}}'' superficially resemble tiny adorable little {{Ptero Soarer}}s, but they're referred to as birds by the narrative (they're described as having feathers and eating worms).

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* Pteris from ''Franchise/{{Neopets}}'' ''Website/{{Neopets}}'' superficially resemble tiny adorable little {{Ptero Soarer}}s, but they're referred to as birds by the narrative (they're described as having feathers and eating worms).
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