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Why is it that the Torah only mentions the non-kosher birds (24 of them), but doesnt mention their simanim, While by the kosher animals the Torah does mention simanim and which specific animals are kosher? Why leave out the simonim for birds altogether?

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    Why do you think there are Simanim for birds? It could be there are no physical traits that identity them and only them. It seems highly unlikely that there exists certain physical traits that exist in all birds but these 24 species. – Double AA Nov 2 '16 at 2:57
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    what do you mean the Talmud in Chullin 65 describes them,not following. – sam Nov 2 '16 at 2:59
  • Are those traits just sufficient or also necessary? (In any event, information that motivates your question should always be edited into the question itself.) – Double AA Nov 2 '16 at 3:00
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    Yes, but is that process guaranteed to not declare some fundamentally kosher birds unkosher (ie is it more machmir than needed)? – Double AA Nov 2 '16 at 3:19
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    As @DoubleAA said, "information that motivates your question should always be edited into the question itself." If you have info that makes your question make more sense (e.g. that simanim for birds exist in fact and even that the Rambam holds they're precisely indicative), please edit it in, ideally also including how you know. – msh210 Nov 2 '16 at 7:58

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