Some interesting facts about birds
Birds have feathers, wings, two legs, and a bill. Less uniquely, they have a backbone, are warm-blooded, and lay eggs.
Feathers are most often associated with flight, but they also help to insulate a bird by trapping warm air against the skin.
Birds have a high metabolic activity than any other animals in the world.
So, they need to consume large quantities of food each day.
Most birds have lightweight skeletons with hollow bones. This keeps them light enough for flight.
The excretory, respiratory and the digestive system of the birds is very efficient, in order to minimize its body weight thus helping it to fly.
The Hummingbird is the smallest bird in the world.
The largest living bird on our planet is the Ostrich.
Ostrich eyes are bigger than its brain and five times bigger than the eyes of humans.
It has the largest eyes of any animal that lives on land.
The egg of an ostrich needs to be boiled for 2-hours in order to be a hard-boiled egg.
A bird’s eye takes up about 50 percent of its head, and a human only 5 percent.
Comparing it to a human’s eyes, it would have to be the size of a baseball.
Flamingos can only eat if its head is upside down.
Crows and ravens are extremely intelligent.
Crows have the largest brain in relation to its body, of any avian family.
Ducks have a single brain sleeping pattern, half of their brain sleeps while the other half stays awake.
“It’s impossible to explain creativity. It’s like asking a bird, ‘How do you fly?’ You just do.” – Eric Jerome Dickey
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