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40 Awesome Facts About Birds That You love To Know

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Birds, in general, are considered very different, physically and cognitively, from mammals including humans. This is not surprising, owing to an entirely different evolution path of birds for around 300 million years. Columbidaes , better known as Pigeons, were trained by humans for past 5000 years, and most of these birds we see around are decedents of those pigeons. As with other animals, this behavior of birds is known to be a result of reinforcement given as rewards on properly doing something as against punishment for not doing it. They are quite well known for their Navigational skills all around the world. But there's more to them.

For science lovers, Birds (Aves ) are a group of endothermic vertebrates , characterized by feathers ,toothless beaked jaws, the laying of hard shelled eggs, a high metabolic rate, a four chambered heart ,and a lightweight but strong skeleton . Birds live worldwide and range in size from the 5 cm (2 in) bee hummingbird to the 2.75 m (9 ft) ostrich. They are everywhere. Here are some amazing facts about different species of bird in the world.

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  1. The fossil record indicates that birds are the last surviving group of dinosaurs , having evolved from feathered ancestors within the theropod group of saurischian dinosaurs. True birds first appeared during the Cretaceous period, around 100 million years ago.
  2. About 9000 species of birds are present all over the world and there are about 100 billion birds in the world.
  3. Male birds are more attractive and handsome than female birds. It helps to attract female. :D:-D:-D
  4. A bird's normal body temperature is usually 7-8 degrees hotter than a humans'. Up to three quarters of the air a bird breathes is used for cooling down, since they are unable to sweat.
  5. The strike of the eagle talon is so powerful that it's force is twice that of a rifle bullet.
  6. Birds have no teeth. Food is grinded in the gizzard of stomach.
  7. Birds have 100 times better night vision than that of human.
  8. Fastest known flying birds: White throated spine tail swift: 170 kmph Common Eiders (Coastal ducks): 75 kmph Peregrine falcons: 60 kmph Buzzards: 110-130 kmph Swallows: 50 kmph (160 kmph during migration).
  9. Heaviest flying bird: African Kori bustard. Lightest: Bee Humming bird (5.7 cm; 1.6 gm).
  10. There are some additional air sacs attached to the lungs of the birds. So they can receive maximum oxygen during breathing.
  11. A bird requires more food in proportion to its size than a baby or a cat. Many birds can eat twice their body weight daily.
  12. Most birds will incubate nearly any round object. Similarly, ground-nesting birds tend to roll round objects into their nests.
  13. About 120 130 species have become extinct due to human activity since the 17th century, and hundreds more before then. Human activity threatens about 1,200 bird species with extinction, though efforts are underway to protect them.
  14. Some birds, especially corvids and parrots , are among the most intelligent animals; several bird species make and use tools , and many social species pass on knowledge across generations, which is considered a form of culture .
  15. The waste produced by one chicken in it's lifetime can supply enough electricity to run a 100 watt bulb for five hours.
  16. Backpoll warbler having one of the highest pitched songs amongst the birds, these species primarily breeds across Alaska and North Central Canada. The bird’s diet is primarily arthropods most throughout supplemented by some fruits and seeds. Also They can fly around 2270 to 2770 km nonstop. But their weighs just 12 – 13 grams and the wing spans just less than 23 cm across.
  17. Penguins DO NOT live in the Arctic . Although it is possible for somebody to take some there , the Arctic is not their natural habitat. Penguins only live in the southern hemisphere, and only two of the 17 species of penguin actually live in the Antarctic. The rest prefer warmer (southern hemisphere) weather.
  18. The waste produced by one chicken in it's lifetime can supply enough electricity to run a 100 watt bulb for five hours.
  19. Albatross is a rare kind of being that pairs up for life & have considerably low productivity rate standing at just an egg per breeding season. These creatures can fly for hours without flapping their wings and are capable of circling around the globe in just 46 days. Albatrosses have a life span of around 60 years.
  20.  Thinkpad design is inspired by the Owl Wing. When air rushes over an ordinary wing, it typically creates a “gushing” noise as large areas of air turbulence build up. But the owl has a few ways to alter this turbulence and fly almost silently. For a long time this has been a mystery.
  21. Albatross can fly up to 15000 km in a single journey & the longest recorded travelling was at 6000 Km in 12 days. Weighing around 11 Kgs (among the heaviest birds) they have a wing span of some 3 metres.
  22. 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.
  23. Ostrich, the largest bird on the planet, is the fastest animal on two legs, reaching speeds of up to 74 km/h.
  24. Hummingbirds are very voracious eaters. They need to eat every 10 minutes and every day it consumes 2/3 of its body weight. And they are the only bird that can fly backwards.
  25. Peregrine Falcons, the fastest of all animals, can dive at a breathtaking speed of 320 km/h.
  26. Kiwi has the largest egg in relation to its body. The egg is 25% of the female Kiwi’s body weight.
  27. In order to attract a mate, the male Bowerbird builds the biggest, most decorative and most colorful house.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. A flute made of bone is the oldest playable musical instrument in the world. It’s a flute carved from a bird’s wing bone more than 9,000 years ago. The flute was discovered with other flutes at an ancient burial site in China.
  33. Birds can recognize different colors. Red, deep pink, yellow colors are their favorite colors.
  34. Other bird species dance to attract a mate but the Demoiselle Cranes start dancing only when they find a mate already.
  35. 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.
  36. Sometimes birds show anger towards humans by taking out its feelings on other birds nearby, because they are too afraid to attack humans.
  37. Birds do not sleep in their nests. They may occasionally nap in them, but they actually sleep in other places.
  38. In USA, birds and planes collided more than 22,000 times between the years of 1990 and 1998.
  39. The brain of animals like birds, cat, dog etc contains a special type of cells called “magnetites” which interact with earth’s magnetic field thereby recognize north and south. Thus such animals can come back to their own place.
  40. The dodo, extinct less than 100 years after being discovered by the Dutch in 1598, was not a prolific species. The female laid just one egg a year The female knot-tying weaver bird will refuse to mate with a male who has built a shoddy nest. If spurned, the male must take the nest apart and completely rebuild it in order to win the affections of the female.
So birds lovers, do you want to add some amazing facts about birds than this list? Please share those facts with us by hitting comments. Thanks...!!

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