Animals that Start with F

Animals that Start with F

There is a wide variety of animals that start with F. Some names like fish or fox are very common, and you have learned from them as a child. Here you will be amazed at some unique names for animals with the letter F.


Mammals that start with F

Ferret: the English physicist and chemist who discovered electromagnetic induction (1791-1867).

Ferrets are becoming such favorite pets in America, although they are a bit aggressive for kids.


Filly: a young female horse under the age of four.

– The spotted filly runs freely following the mustangs along the fields.


Fossa: largest carnivore of Madagascar; intermediate in some respects between cats and civets.
-monotypic genus of Madagascar civets closely related to palm civets.

-Rare creatures like the fossa are endemic to Madagascar. Human beings need to take care of them.


Fox: alert carnivorous mammal with pointed muzzle and ears and a bushy tail; most are predators that do not hunt in packs.

– The mischievous fox jumped over its prey. It took it to a cave.


Reptiles that start with F

Fang: -hollow or grooved tooth of a venomous snake; used to inject its poison. Canine tooth of a carnivorous animal; used to seize and tear its prey. An appendage of insects that is capable of injecting venom; usually evolved from the legs.

– Snake’s fangs are lethal bioweapons. Biologists are surprised with their function.


Birds that start with F

Falcon: diurnal birds of prey having long pointed powerful wings adapted for swift flight.

– The peregrine falcon dives from the sky ready to catch the rabbit.


Falconidae: a family of birds of the order Falconiformes.

– There are around sixty species in the falconidae family.


Finch: any of numerous small songbirds with short, stout bills adapted for crushing seeds.

-Of all the bird species in the world, the finch is one of my favorite ones.


Flamingo: large pink to scarlet web-footed wading bird with down-bent bill; inhabits brackish lakes.

-The mating ritual of the flamingos is like an elegant and coordinated dance.


Flicker: North American woodpecker.

– Each morning I see out the window and there it is, the beautiful flicker pecking on the tree.


Insects and critters that start with F

Figeater: large greenish June beetle of southern United States.

– There is nothing disgusting with these critters. Figeaters look like green emeralds.

Firebug: a true bug: brightly colored bug that can exude a stain.

– If you see a firebug from above its red body looks like a tribe mask.


Fishworm: terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers.

Fish worms are so disgusting creatures, wiggling here and there with their pinkish color.


Formicidae: ants.

Formicidae best known as ants, these tiny insects are great producers of formic acid.


Fritillary: butterfly with brownish wings marked with black and silver.

– The fritillary is considered the Arkansas State butterfly.