Another beauty, Dan! Congrats!
scooper1: I don't think I know anyone who regards birds, butterflies, turkeys, ducks, or fish as "animals" in the normally accepted use of the term.
Respectfully, I think you may be confusing animals with mammals. The five basic kingdoms of life are monera, protists, fungi, plants, and animals. Since the critters you speak of are not single-celled, and are certainly not plants or fungi, they must be animals.