I dragged that list on for a long time just to give you an idea of how many instruments can called upon as a percussion, and jsut how hard it would be to name them all. And that list is still not a limit to all the instruments out there, and all those instruments listed and the others each have their own technique to be played with, and their own sound.
Also and finally, there are other special effects or coloring instruments such as whistles, that are considered a percussion instrument but do not strike or hit. It is not technically a percussion instrument but is used all the time by percussionist. Another disclaimer is about pianos, bass guitars, and electric or acoustic guitars. A piano by definition is a percussion instrument because inside the piano, there are metal beaters hitting different lengthed bars to make notes, making it a percussion instrument, even though you press the keys to make the function occur. Keyboards are not always technically a percussion instrument because not all keyboards use a striking method, but they are consider percussion instruments anyawy because they are so closely related to the piano. Bass guitars, and Electric nad Acoustic guitars, even though they are in rhythm sections of the band, they are not percussion instruments because they do not strike or hit.
A percussionist is not to be confused with a drummer. Knowing what a percussionist is now, a drummer is someone that only plays the drumset or can only read beats or rhythms and not music.
Percussion instruments are used in concert bands, symphonies, percussion ensembles, marching bands, and in churches and rituals.
Percussionist can play for a hobbie, for a living, a side job, or a even a charity.
People are not musicians or percussionist because they can't get a job or make money or couldn't go to college, but because they have a gift, and those with the gift will continue to use their gift to the fullest ability, and play the instrument they play because it is difficult and takes a special skill that not many people in the world can master.
Mike: No! I'm a percussionist.
Pianist: You just think he's fit/
Male Flortist: Oh yeth darling, he's truly marvellous
Pianist: He is good though. What would we do without him?
Percussionist: Well if I left, there's always the hot female percussionist who could take my place
Note: Female percussionists although rarer than male, are always hot. And when I say always, I pretty much mean, always.