26 Mind Blowing Facts about Birds

26 Interesting Facts about Birds - Mind Blowing Facts about Birds for KidsA Bird’s Feathers weigh more than it’s Skeleton.

To Make them more Lightweight, Most birds do not have Bladders to store Urine. Rather than producing Liquid urine to get Rid of wastes, They produce a white pasty Substance.

Birds don’t Fall off of a Branch when they Sleep because their Toes automatically Clench around the Twig they are Standing on.

Ravens are great at Mimicking Human speech and sounds.



Ostrich Eyes are the Largest of any animal that Lives on land. Approximately the Size of a Billiard ball.

Cardinals like to Cover themselves in Ants.

When Ducks nap in Groups, Ducks on the Perimeter keep guard by Sleeping with One eye open.

Hummingbirds are incredibly Lightweight. The Average Hummingbird is around 4 grams.

Hummingbirds are the only Birds that can fly Backwards.

The Most Talkative bird in the world is the African Gray Parrot. One Parrot could say over 800 words. Most species of Parrots can learn only 50.

Kiwi Birds are Blind, so they Hunt by Smell.

Acorn Woodpeckers store acorns by Drilling holes in trees, Fence posts, Utility poles and Depositing their nuts there.

The Unique black and white coloring of Penguins works as Camouflage.

The Penguin is the only bird that can Swim but not fly. It is also the only bird that Walks upright.

Hoatzin Chicks are born with Claws on their Wings.

When it comes to Birds, the Males tend to have the more Glamorous Feather shape, Coloration, Songs and Dances.

Mockingbirds can Imitate many Sounds, from a Squeaking door to a Cat meowing.

Owls turn their Heads almost 360 degree (a complete circle) but They cannot Move their Eyes.

Some Breeds of Chickens can lay Colored eggs. The Ameraucana and Araucana can lay Green or Blue eggs.

The Smallest bird egg belongs to the Hummingbird and is the Size of a Pea. The Largest bird egg, from which the Ostrich hatches, is the Size of a Cantaloupe.

Coal miners often used Canaries to Detect poisonous levels of Carbon monoxide gas. Miners knew that if the Canary passed out, they were in Danger too.

The Bird with the Greatest Wingspan is the Wandering Albatross at up to 11.8 ft.

The Fastest Flying bird in a Dive is the Peregrine Falcon. It Averages speeds of over 110 mph.

Crows can Recognize and Remember human faces, Particularly faces they associate with Bad experiences.

Woodcocks and Many ducks have their Eyes placed at the Sides of their Heads so that they have a 360-degree field of Vision.

Vulture Stomach acid is 10 to 100 times Stronger than Human Stomach acid.




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