Category: bird

The albatross is the largest bird that can go years without landing. They fly 50 miles per hour. Predict the weather. And they’re among the world’s most endangered birds, capable of travelling 10,000 miles in a single journey and circumnavigating the globe in 46 days.

Crows in urban Japan and the United States have innovated a technique to crack hard-shelled nuts by dropping them onto crosswalks and letting them be run over and cracked by cars. Then they retrieve the cracked nuts when the cars are stopped at the red light.

Wild birds in Australia can be heard swearing, having learned the words from escaped pets.

An Australian bird called the rainbow lorikeet routinely gets drunk by drinking fermented flower nectar. When intoxicated, these birds make loud drunken noises which many people find bothersome.

A 96-year-old self-taught conservationist dedicated the last 40 years of his life to save North American bluebird populations, building and monitoring 350 nest boxes all across southeast Idaho. In part from his conservation efforts, bluebird populations have significantly rebounded.

A study has shown that Male Robins Make the Best Bird Husbands as they possess the capability to guess what their wives want to eat, whether or not they saw what the females ate last, they can still get exactly what their partner wished for. They are also Monogamous.

Wild parrots actually name their children, and that name sticks for life.

Woodpeckers can reach speeds of up to 20 pecks per second. It is estimated that 99.7% of the force energy the woodpecker feels the instant it makes contact with a tree is absorbed by its body. It means the energy is being distributed over a large area, making it less harmful to the bird.

If you’re going to pet a bird, stick to petting its head. Petting the back and body can sexually stimulate birds, and cause sexual frustration.

Cardinals could be called a romantic bird species. They mate for life and stay together year-round, they sing together before nesting, and their courtship behavior includes the male gathering food and feeding it to the female beak-to-beak.