Thursday, August 4, 2011

30+ Interesting and Random Fact About Amazing Birds

Birds are amazing creatures and envied by many others including humans for their ability to fly. Here are some amusing facts about different species of bird in the world.

  1. Vultures are truly bizarre flying creatures. They urinate on their feet to keep cool on summer days and to kill bacteria. They also have the deadliest diet of any animal: They eat dead and decayed carcasses which contain anthrax, botulism and cholera and can eat 20% of its body weight. They can wreck roofs too.

  1. Gannets are fascinating and very tough birds. Gannett is the only kind of animal that can crash into water at a speed of 120 km/h and survive.

  1. Ostrich, the largest bird on the planet, is the fastest animal on two legs, reaching speeds of up to 74 km/h.

  1. Hummingbirds are very voracious eaters. They need to eat every 10 minutes and every day it consumes 2/3 of its body weight.

  1. Peregrine Falcons, the fastest of all animals, can dive at a breathtaking speed of 320 km/h.

  1. Kiwi has the largest egg in relation to its body. The egg is 25% of the female Kiwi’s body weight.

  1. Cuckoos are brood parasites, the female Cuckoo lays her egg in the nest of Reed Warblers then mother Reed Warbler takes care of a chick ten times as heavy as she is.

  1. In order to attract a mate, the male Bowerbird builds the biggest, most decorative and most colorful house.

  1. Parrots are among the most intelligent animals in the world. They can mimic human speech and some can even understand what they are mimicking. They can solve the best puzzle, and even have the intelligence of the average six-year-old.

  1. Crows are smart bird and are very clever. They use the crosswalk as their own nutcracker.

  1. Eagles are very strong flying creatures. They can carry four times their weight during flight.

  1. Other bird species dance to attract a mate but the Demoiselle Cranes start dancing only when they find a mate already.

  1. The tails of the male Peacocks attract perfect mate.

  1. During incubation period, female Hornbills must stay in a little cave with rambunctious young for three months.

  1. Male Emperor Penguins are very patient and durable animals. They spend 65 days in the cold Antarctic landscape with an egg balanced on his toes with winds of 160 km/h while waiting for the females to return with food.

  1. Male Jacanas are caring fathers. They have to keep taking care of eggs because the female squashes them. These bird species have huge feet that prevent them from sinking in the water.

  1. Male Rheas are very caring and affectionate fathers. They spend 40 days and nights looking after the eggs, and after that, spend two years taking care of them.

  1. Superb Lyrebirds are really superb because they use their calls to imitate over 20 bird calls.

  1. The vomit of Giant Petrel smells horrible.

  1. Macaw eats clay.

  1. Brown Pelican dives in the water at a speed of 140 km/h in places like Galveston, Texas, USA.

  1. The African Crowned Eagle performs a deadly dance to attract females.

  1. Cassowaries are too big to fly and have hair-like feathers. They also have bony casque that is used as a helmet to protect it against the forest.

  1. Emus are closely related to Cassowaries. Male Emus do strange performance to attract a female.

  1. Weaver Birds are amazing birds. The male builds nest of straw that can house 400 birds and weigh one ton.

  1. The slimy nest of Cave Swiftlets is one of the most expensive foods in the world.

  1. Baby Torrent Ducks are very brave animals. They jump waterfalls at one day old just to keep up with their parents.

  1. Millions of Flamingos can dance in unison in 140 degree pools of poison.

  1. Kakapo has the loudest call of all birds. It uses its call to attract a female, though with little success.

  1. Keas of New Zealand are among the most destructive birds in the world. They cause tens of thousands of dollars in damage annually from rental cars in New Zealand alone, and then some other items as well.

  1. Brown Pelican has one of the largest mouths of any animal in the world. Its mouth is 3 times bigger than its stomach.

  1. Lesser Florican is one of the rarest animals in the world. It can jump up to 6 feet to attract a female.

  1. Most male species do the moves to attract a mate but the female Blue-footed Booby does a little dance to attract a male.

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  1. A very interesting and informative post, Nobert. Glad to see you are still writing.

  2. Amazing facts, thanks for sharing. (y)

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