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Looking for some interesting bird facts? You’ve come to the right place! We created a page which is packed with facts about our feathered friends. Enjoy!

  • Birds are just everywhere.
  • There are nearly ten thousand different bird species.
  • Bird bones are hollow to help them fly.
    Bird facts

    Kiwi bird has no tail feathers, but does have whiskers, like a cat.

  • Many birds fly thousands of miles without stopping when they migrate.
  • The biggest bird in the world is the ostrich, which can grow up to nine feet tall.
  • The hummingbird is the only bird that can fly backwards.
  • The tiny Bee Hummingbird is the smallest bird in the world.
  • The world’s only wingless bird is the Kiwi of New Zealand.
  • Kiwi birds are blind, so they hunt by smell.
  • The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds.
  • Birds don’t sweat.
  • A bird’s eye takes up about 50 percent of its head.
  • The only known poisonous bird in the world is the hooded pitohui of Papua, New Guinea.
  • A bird’s heart beats 400 times per minute while resting and up to 1000 beats per minute while flying.

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