25 interesting and surprising facts about birds

Posted on May 23, 2022      33


1. A jay feeds during the day and hides in the branches of a tree at night. Because of their small size, jays can fly quickly and easily near branches and leaves without clinging to them.

2. The first reason tits fly away to other habitats is the lack of food. The second reason is the cold.

3. Laughing falcons (choughing falcons) are foodies; they hunt snakes, more often poisonous ones, lizards, small rodents, bats and woodlice, and are also fishers.

4. Cairns are very caring parents. When the chick is still in the egg, they gently tap the shell with their beak, establishing a bond with their baby.


5. Swifts include both resident and migratory species. Colonies of swifts can reach up to a thousand pairs. They lead an active lifestyle, staying awake from morning until late at night.

6. An owl can see in complete darkness, despite common rumors that they can’t. The eyes of these birds can reflect light.

7. It is known that after forty years, the eagle turns into a helpless baby, this happens because over the years the eagles gradually grow to such a size that the bird simply can not provide for itself, the victim literally escapes from the “ungroomed” eagle claws.

8. The male casuar protects a territory of about 7 square kilometers for himself and his partner, while females may move through the territories of several males simultaneously.

9. Ornithologists have identified more than a dozen distinct sounds that finches can make when communicating with their congeners.


10. Swallows make one clutch a year in the northern regions and 2 clutches a year in the southern regions.

11. Outside the breeding season, great bustards gather in large, more often single-sex flocks of up to a hundred individuals.

12. Male kingfishers are polygamous, which means they may have 2-3 female companions, and each has chicks from him.

13. The red kite differs from other species by its distinctly split tail.

14. Parrots were and still are frequent companions of sailors. And this is for a reason. These birds have an amazing ability to quickly adapt to changes of surroundings and adapt to the environment.


15. In seagulls, both partners incubate eggs for about 24 days. Parents start feeding their chicks almost immediately by burping food into the chick’s beak.

16. The Andean condor is an intelligent bird, watching other fallers carefully to understand by their behavior where their prey is waiting for them. But it does not take food from its smaller counterparts.

17. Cockatoo parrots do not build nests, but settle in tree hollows or rock crevices.

18. Adult cranes molt once a year, at which time most of their species cannot fly.

19. Representatives of the petrel family are found along the coasts of all oceans, but mostly in the Southern Hemisphere.


20. Ostriches chase insects or reptiles by making strange zigzag movements.

21. The flight height of eagles is up to 7-9 kilometers. Not every plane can fly that high.

22. Wavy parrots can only have colors of white, blue, green, yellow, and gray.

23. In the wild, the swan is a wary and wary bird. An adult swan, when attacked, can break a person’s bones. But these are only exceptions, but the rule is the swan’s loyalty.

24. Two or even more cuckoo eggs belonging to different females end up in the same nest.


25. In urban environments, pigeons prefer to hide in buildings. The little chicks are incredibly cute, but they are rarely seen, as their caring parents allow them to leave only after they are almost fully grown.

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