Interesting Facts About Birds

Birds are beautiful creatures with ability to fly. Unlike humans each birds are unique with special qualities. We all love that chirping sound of the birds in the early hours of the day. They can sing, dance, swim, fly, and what not else. Explore here some interesting facts about birds that are mind blowing. Read, Share and Enjoy.

    Mockingbirds can imitate many sounds, from a squeaking door to a cat meowing.

    Crows have the largest cerebral hemispheres (brains), relative to body size, of any avian family.

    Some breeds of chickens can lay colored eggs. The Ameraucana and Araucana can lay green or blue eggs.

    Kiwi birds are blind, so they hunt by smell.

    The first bird domesticated by humans was the goose.

    According to National Geographic, scientists have an answer for the age old dispute over which came first, the chicken or the egg. Reptiles were laying eggs thousands of years before chickens appeared. The first chicken came from an egg laid by a bird that was not quite a chicken. Therefore, the egg came first.

    Let's take a look of some of the interesting collection of random facts about our feathered friends "The Birds". Read on to find out some of the special characteristics that make birds so amazing.

    It is estimated that one third of all bird owners turn on a radio for their pet when they leave the house.

    When it comes to birds, the males tend to have the more glamorous feather shape, coloration, songs, and dances. Female birds choose their mate based on how attractive they find them!

    Chickens have over 200 distinct noises they make for communicating.

    Owls turn their heads almost 360○ (a complete circle) but they cannot move their eyes.

    The penguin is the only bird that can swim, but not fly. It is also the only bird that walks upright.

    A bird’s eye takes up about 50 percent of its head; our eyes take up about 5 percent of our head. To be comparable to a bird’s eyes, our eyes would have to be the size of baseballs.

    The smallest bird egg belongs to the hummingbird and is the size of a pea. The largest bird egg, from which the ostrich hatches, is the size of a cantaloupe.

    Many birds kept as pets, including doves, parakeets, and lovebirds, enjoy living in pairs for companionship.

    The chicken is the closest living relative to the Tyrannosaurus Rex.

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