10 Facts about Birds
Birds are usually seen everywhere in the world. There are lots of different birds in the world. But did you know the facts about birds? don’t know? okay, don’t worry I am here to tell you the facts. So here we go.
1- Birds wings are larger than its skeleton
One of the requirements for heavier-than-air flying machines is a structure that combines strength with lightweight. This is true for birds as well as planes. Birds have many physical features, besides wings, that work together to enable them to fly. They need lightweight, streamlined, rigid structures for flight. The four forces of flight – weight, lift, drag, and thrust – affect the flight of birds.
2- A Chicken has 78 chromosomes
78 total chromosomes mean that the chicken received 39 from each parent’s gamete. Likewise, it will also have 39 in its own gametes. 78 total chromosomes in the somatic cells of its offspring. There are 39 chromosomes in one set.
3- The egg of an ostrich bird weight 3.5 pound
An ostrich egg is the largest of all eggs, it is the smallest egg in relation to the size of the bird. The Ostrich egg will weigh 1600 – 2300 gm (about 3.5 to 5 pounds) and is equivalent in volume to 2 dozen chicken eggs.
4- Facts about Parrots
- Kokatus and Macau can live up to 75 years. They are usually found in NewZealand only.
- Another amazing fact about Parrot is There are 325 species of parrots are found all over the world.
- Chocolate Everyone loves it. Especially kids. If they find chocolate they don’t need any other food. But did you know guys that Chocolate is very sweet but for a parrot, it’s like poison?
5- Hummingbird is the only bird in the world who can fly in different directions also
Hummingbirds are incredible flyers, with the ruby-throated hummingbird beating its wings 80 times every second, an ability that inspired this blog’s name. These tiny birds can fly forwards, hover, and are the only known birds to fly backward as well. But although zooming backward is the rarest of the hummingbird’s flying tricks, a paper in the Journal of Experimental Biology reveals that it takes no more energy than moving forwards
6- A crow can mimic the voice of other animals
As researchers explore the nature of the intelligence of animals, the corvid family presents some arresting examples of brainy birds. The most common corvids are crows, ravens, and jays; other relatives are the rooks, magpies, choughs, nutcrackers, and jackdaws. The familiar corvids are large, noisy, and social, and they are not shy in the presence of people. They play pranks, tease other animals, and engage in aerial acrobatics for fun. Crows live happily in human settlements and have found many ways to exploit the curious human trait of discarding food.
7- Kiwis are the only birds who are living without wings
Kiwis are pear-shaped, flightless birds with long legs and beak. Though they look to be covered in fur, kiwis actually have thin, hair-like feathers. Their closest relatives are the emu, ostrich, cassowary, and rhea. Kiwis each wing has a small claw on the tip, though the claw has no known use. RECOMMENDED … When it’s not foraging, it is patrolling its territory. It will leave … Kiwis are the only birds that have nostrils on the tips of their beaks.
8- Owl has no teeth
Owls have no teeth, so they can’t chew their prey. Instead, they tear their food into small bits or swallow prey whole. Owls’ digestive systems—specifically, an organ called the gizzard—digests what’s edible, and compacts what isn’t into a pellet, which gets regurgitated. Mmmm, appetizing.
9- Owls don’t have eyeballs
Owls’ eyes are more like tubes, which is why they can’t move in their sockets. Owls’ front-facing eyes give them exceptional binocular vision—both eyes seeing at the same time—which allows them to perceive depth more precisely than birds with eyes on the sides of their heads.
10- Owls’ heads have a 270-degree range of motion
Contrary to popular lore, owls can’t turn their heads all the way around. They can, however, turn 135 degrees to either side, giving them a 270-degree range of motion—pretty impressive, when you compare it to a humans’ relatively measly 160 degrees. Owls’ eyes can’t move in their sockets, so they must move their heads in order to see. Scientists have recently discovered that owls’ vertebrae are far larger than humans’, with air sacs inside to help cushion their head while twisting.