Epic Animals That Start With E From Around The World

Oluwatosin Michael
Oct 06, 2023 By Oluwatosin Michael
Originally Published on Oct 11, 2021
Epic Animals That Start With E From Around The World
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It's not difficult to find the names of animals starting with each letter of the alphabet, rather it can be a fun game between friends naming all of them.

The letter E is no exception, you can easily name many common animals that start with the letter E. The large variety of animals that start with an E includes land animals, ocean animals, birds, and invertebrates.

There are more than 600 animals in the world that start with the letter E. However, we have only considered the common names of the animals and not their scientific names while compiling this list.

The diverse set of animals are divided into several groups based on their scientific variations like mammals, birds, fish, invertebrates, amphibians, and reptiles.

Each of these groups consists of animals that start with an E. The fishes form the largest group of animals starting with E followed by the number of names of bird species that start with E. There are also many animals that start with E belonging to the class Mammalia.

Apart from that few reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrate animals that start with e are also included in this list of animals.

For example, there are 265 recognized species of fish and 138 birds beginning with the letter E. The mammals include 131 species of animals that start with the letter E. The classes Reptilia and Amphibia contain 35 species of animals each beginning with the letter E. Two invertebrates are also found that start with E. Summing up the total number of all types of animals starting with E, we can see that there are 606 species of animal in the world that start with the letter E. Below is a list of animals that start with E and they have been classified into different groups accordingly, based on some scientific similarities.

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Birds That Start With The Letter E

There are many birds around the world, and many of their names start with an E. You can find such birds in all categories including songbirds, flightless birds, water birds, and birds of prey. The names and facts about some common birds are discussed here starting with the letter E.

There's a passerine bird starting with E known as the eastern chat tanager. They are found in some parts of the island of Hispaniola, especially the Dominican Republic.

Eagles are very common birds, known to all, that start with the letter E. They are also the national bird of the United States. The Eurasian eagle-owl is a large bird of prey, these eagle owls are regarded as the world's largest owl.

The Eurasian collared dove is another bird beginning with E observed commonly throughout Europe and Asia. They have a grayish plumage all over the body with a black-colored collar around their neck.

The birds get their name because of the presence of the collar around their nape. The erect crested penguin and the species of erne, consisting of sea eagles or white-tailed eagles, are examples of flightless birds and waterbirds respectively that start with the letter E.

Sea Animals That Start With E

Animals belonging to the sea or those who live by the sea also are named with the letter E. Most of them include fishes like eels and birds. The electric eel is a common example of a sea animal starting with E. Eider is a type of seaduck, while egrets hunt on the animals of the ocean.

The electric eel is a snake-line animal that belongs to the marine eel family. Electricity passes through the body of an electric eel, they can generate an electrical charge of up to 600 volts.

Eiders and egrets are types of birds found in or along the ocean waters. The eider is a large seaduck found all over the Northern Hemisphere but they are absent from tropical regions. Egret on the other hand is a bird with very long legs and it is known for hunting in the salty waters.

Big Animals That Start With E

Strangely enough, many animals that are known for their large body sizes have their names with E. Some examples include elephant, emperor penguin, elephant seal, elk, and eland.

The elephant is the largest land animal in the world. The largest ones are widespread in the African forests while several other elephant species are distributed worldwide.

The emperor penguin is a large flightless bird endemic to Antarctica. They are the tallest penguins on earth with the heaviest built.

The elephant seal is the largest extant carnivoran found along the Pacific coast in the US in the northern hemisphere and along the coasts of Argentina, South Africa, and New Zealand in the southern hemisphere. Eland is a cow-like animal belonging to the Bovidae family. It is the largest antelope.

Just like an eland is the largest antelope in the world, the elk is one of the largest species of the deer family. They are the largest subspecies of red deer.

Australian Animals That Start With E

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Animals starting with the alphabet E are common in Australia. Three examples of Australian animals including a fish, bird, and mammal are emperor angelfish, emu, and echidna.

The emperor angelfish is a marine fish with beautiful circular or striped body patterns found along the coral reefs of Australia.

The emu is the second-largest bird in the world, behind only the ostrich, and is endemic to Australia.

There is another unique egg-laying spiny mammal that starts with E known as the echidna. The echidna is a short-legged ant-eater resembling a hedgehog. The spiny echidna is also found in Australia.

Unique Animals That Start With The Letter E

In this section, we have discussed all kinds of wildlife that start with an E ranging from warm-blooded mammals to cold-blooded reptiles as well as small invertebrates.

The ermine, also known as the Eurasian ermine, is a small weasel-like animal belonging to the mustelid class. They look similar to minks.

While ermines belong to the class of mammals, there's a type of weird-looking insect that starting with E known as an earwig. There's a myth behind the name of this arthropod.

It is said that an earwig is capable of climbing inside the ear of a person and they feed on the human brain. It is true that they can climb up ears but there's no proven fact for the rest of the myth.

There's a very small African insectivorous mammal known as the elephant shrew.

Although the African elephant shrew is related to an elephant, in reality, they are the size of rats and mice. An earthworm is an example of an invertebrate starting with E. Earthworms live inside the soil and it is believed that 1 acre (4,046.9 sq.

m) of land can contain up to 2,700 types of earthworms. The Eurasian red squirrel is another type of mammal starting with the alphabet E. Reptiles such as the eastern coral snake and eastern hognose snake also belong to the list of wild animals starting with E.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly facts for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for animals that start with E then why not take a look at famous animals or animals that eat grass?

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Written by Oluwatosin Michael

Bachelor of Science specializing in Microbiology

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Oluwatosin MichaelBachelor of Science specializing in Microbiology

With a Bachelor's in Microbiology from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Oluwatosin has honed his skills as an SEO content writer, editor, and growth manager. He has written articles, conducted extensive research, and optimized content for search engines. His expertise extends to leading link-building efforts and revising onboarding strategies. 

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