What is the difference between “aves” and “pássaros”? How do you know when to use which?
Olá, @claudine.basson. Aves is the general term for all kinds of birds. Then, for a layperson, pássaros is used as an everyday term for songbirds or basically any small bird. Technically, a bird is not a pássaro just because of size, but because the species belongs to the Passeriform order. Anyway, if in doubt, you can just say ave and you’ll never be wrong
Muito obrigada, Joseph!