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Did you know that a Woodpecker can peck 20 times per second, that's 1200 pecks per minute? Did you know that the Ostrich has the largest eyes of any land animal? They measure approximately 5 cm (2 in) across in distance. Did you know that experts estimate there are over 100 million penguins worldwide? To find out more about penguins click here. Read our facts sheet for lots of interesting information and watch our entertaining facts videos about Birds!

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Fun Fact 1

What are Birds? A Bird can be descried as winged, vertebrate animal (having a backbone). They are classed as bipedal (they have two feet), are warm bloodied egg laying creatures; they unique in that they have feathers and winged forelimbs

Fun Fact 2

Species of Birds can be found on every continent; there are approximately 10,000 different species (types) of birds on earth

Fun Fact 3

What do birds eat? The food they eat varies depending on the species diets can include; fruit, plants, seeds, nuts, and meat for example mice, other birds, insects and carrion (the meat from the carcass of a dead animal)

Fun Fact 4

The Penguin and the ostrich are birds that do not fly!

Fun Fact 5

The largest and heaviest bird on the planet is the Ostrich. Native to parts of Africa, the Ostrich with its extraordinary long legs can run up to a speed of 70 km/h (43mph)

Fun Fact 6

Penguins are short-legged flightless birds that are native to cold southern regions especially the Antarctic. They do not fly but are exceptional at swimming; they have webbed feet and wings adapted to work in a similar to flippers, the tail is short and wedge shaped

Fun Fact 7

Owls are birds of prey, species include Barn owls, Burrowing owls, Elf owls, Hawk owls, Horned owls, Screech owls and Snowy owls. The neck of an owl is very flexible; it can rotate of the way around its head

Fun Fact 8

Palaeontologists (people who studies Prehistoric life) agree that the birds on our planet today are descendants of small meat-eating dinosaurs called Theropods (beast-footed dinosaurs)

Fun Fact 9

The bones of a bird are thin and hollow; therefore they are much lighter and more efficient for flying

Fun Fact 10

Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly backwards! They are also the smallest specie; the Bee Humming Bird is approximately 5 - 6 cm (about 2 in) in length and weighs in at just 2 gms (about 0.5 oz)

Fun Fact 11

There are approximately 310 different species of Pigeons and Doves. Pigeon racing is classed as a sport in some countries; they can reach speeds up to 100 mph. Species of Pigeons have used for food for thousands of years, some are still eaten today in areas of Asia and Europe

Fun Fact 12

In the figures of a recent American National Pet Owners Survey 5.7% of American households were listed as having birds as pets. Pet birds include budgerigars, canaries, cockatiels, cockatoos, doves, finches, lovebirds, parakeets, parrots, and macaws

Fun Fact 13

Examples of wild birds list: Albatrosses, Cardinals, Doves, Eagles, Emu, Falcons, Flamingo, Gulls, Hawks, Parrots, Pelican, Penguins, Pigeons, Tropical birds and Waterfowl

Fun Fact 14

Probably the most famous of all extinct birds is the Dodo bird. The Dodo bird was native to the island of Mauritius; they only survived a total of 175 years after being discovered by explorers, their extinction was due to the introduction of other animals, disease and human exploitation on the island

Fun Fact 15

There are over 2000 birds listed on the endangered bird list, disease, environmental waste, marine debris pollution, global warming and deforestation have all contributed to the decline in numbers of many species of birds. To find out more about endangered animal species click here.

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