Certain species cross dimensions. The Kingdom, for example, has bees similar to those on Earth and that carry out the same roles. The one difference is bees don’t sting if they die here. Their sting inflicts a mild curse on their victim. If they sting a humanoid figure, the sting results in an attack of boils for a few hours. There is no remedy, these aren’t ordinary boils, they come up purple and green and magic used on them to remove them only makes them get bigger. Leave them alone and the boils go away on their own. Bees vary in size to match the varying sizes of the flowers they pollinate. The Queen’s giant flower garden attracts the largest species of bee, being two feet long from tip to tail. There are no wasps in the Kingdom, mainly because nobody can see the point of them. They like their “ordinary” creatures to be useful. They see it as offsetting the fire breathing dragons to a certain extent. It’s nice to know you have wildlife that won’t kill!
The colourful birds exist in the Kingdom too - kingfishers, robins, birds of paradise and so on - but the plainer birds do not. Sadly this means no blackbirds, wrens or sparrows. Colour is important in the magical realm. It is rumoured in the Kingdom that far from being extinct, the last male and female dodos were taken from Earth and brought to the magical realm as the monarch at that time could see how things were going and decided evacuation was better than extinction. The Palace has had peacocks in its grounds for well over 1500 years, this being something from Earth the magical monarchs liked. Eileen is not surprised by any of this - her regal family has always had a taste for the flashy and showy.