• Bird That Flies Backwards

    Bird That Flies Backwards

    Hummingbirds are birds that comprise the family Trochilidae. They are among the smallest of birds, most species measuring in the 7.5–13 cm (3–5 in) range. Indeed, the smallest extant bird species is a hummingbird, the 5-cm Bee Hummingbird. They can hover in mid-air by rapidly flapping their wings 12–90 times per second (depending on the species). They […]

     
  • Most Poisonous Bird In The World (2011)

    Most Poisonous Bird In The World (2011)

    The Hooded Pitohui is a songbird of New Guinea with black and orange plumage. This species and its two close relatives, the Variable Pitohui and the Brown Pitohui, were the first documented poisonous birds. A neurotoxin called homobatrachotoxin found in the birds’ skin and feathers, causes numbness and tingling in those touching the bird.

     
  • What Bird Has The Longest Migration?

    What Bird Has The Longest Migration?

    Arctic Tern species is strongly migratory, seeing two summers each year as it migrates from its northern breeding grounds along a winding route to the oceans around Antarctica and back, a round trip of about 70,900 km (c. 44,300 miles) each year. This is by far the longest regular migration by any known animal. The Arctic […]

     
  • What Is The Biggest Bird That Can Fly?

    What Is The Biggest Bird That Can Fly?

    The male of this huge bird is possibly the heaviest living flying animal, alongside the similarly sized Kori Bustard. An adult male typically is 90–110 cm (3.0–3.6 ft) long with a 2.1–2.5 m (6.9–8.2 ft) wingspan and usually weighs from 10 to 16 kg (22 to 35 lb). The heaviest known bird was about 21 kg […]

     
  • Smartest Bird In The World (2011)

    Smartest Bird In The World (2011)

    The Green Heron is relatively small; adult body length is about 44 cm (17 in). The neck is often pulled in tight against the body. The neck is often pulled in tight against the body. Female adults tend to be smaller than males, and have duller and lighter plumage, particularly in the breeding season.