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Why Birds Don’t Have Teeth

What ever happened to birds' teeth? Ever since a fossil of the ancient bird Archaeopteryx was discovered in 1861, scientists have known that avian ancestors once had teeth while birds today lack those pearly whites. But when birds "lost their teeth" has remained a mystery -- until now. A new study suggests that the common [...]

10 Amazing Bird Facts (Vulture)

The vulture is a large, carnivorous bird that is most well known for its scavenging nature. The vulture is one of the few types of bird that is found distributed so widely around the world, as vultures are found on every continent excluding the Antarctic and Australia and the islands that surround it. Fast Facts [...]

By |2016-10-28T12:11:06+01:00October 28th, 2016|Categories: Amazing Facts|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

10 Amazing Bird Facts (Hoopoe)

The hoopoe (Upupa epops) is a colourful bird found across Afro-Eurasia, notable for its distinctive "crown" of feathers. It is the only extant species in the family Upupidae. Like the Latin name upupa, the English name is an onomatopoeic form which imitates the cry of the bird. The hoopoe is the national bird of Israel. Fast [...]

By |2019-11-13T05:31:01+01:00July 18th, 2016|Categories: Amazing Facts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

10 Amazing Bird Facts (Gulls)

Gulls or seagulls are seabirds of the family Laridae in the sub-order Lari. They are most closely related to the terns and only distantly related to auks, skimmers, and more distantly to the waders. Fast Facts about Gulls 1. Smallest species of seagulls can reach 11.5 inches in length and 4.2 ounces of weight. Large [...]

By |2015-09-29T10:11:50+01:00September 29th, 2015|Categories: Amazing Facts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

10 Amazing Bird Facts (The Secretary Bird)

They are found widely in Africa. These birds are so called because of they have black feathers on the back of their heads which resemble old fashioned office clerks in the 18th century who tucked pens in their wig. 1. They are relatives of hawks, having an eagle-like body and crane-like legs. 2. Their legs [...]

By |2015-09-16T10:55:39+01:00September 16th, 2015|Categories: Amazing Facts|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

Amazing Bird Facts (The Hummingbird)

The hummingbird is one of the smallest bird in the world, measuring 3 - 5 inches. The smallest species of hummingbird measures 5cm. They are known as hummingbirds because of the humming sound created as they beat their wings which flap at high frequencies audible to humans They have rapid wing-flapping rates, typically around 50 [...]

By |2019-11-13T03:58:57+01:00September 15th, 2015|Categories: Amazing Facts, facts|Tags: , , |1 Comment

10 Amazing Bird Facts (The Pelican)

Pelicans are found on many of the world's coastlines (including Nigeria) and also along lakes and rivers. They are carnivores, feeding mainly on fish. Many species swim to hunt fish cooperatively. They form a "U" shape and drive fish into shallow water by beating their wings on the surface. Other species dives on the fish and [...]

By |2019-11-13T03:59:00+01:00September 14th, 2015|Categories: Amazing Facts, facts, features|Tags: , , |2 Comments

10 Amazing Bird Facts (Peacock)

Peacock is the popular or familiar name for Peafowls. Whereas, the name Peacock refers to the males of Peafowl. Peahen is the name for the female Peafowl. Let us see some exciting facts about these birds. Not many people know that these birds pass their teenage years. They have an average lifespan of 23 years. [...]

By |2019-11-13T03:59:07+01:00September 11th, 2015|Categories: Amazing Facts, facts, features|Tags: , , |1 Comment

10 Amazing Bird Facts (The Ostrich)

They are the largest birds on earth. Although they are flightless, they are fleet, strong runners sprinting up to 70km/hr. They have only two toes on each foot. Their legs are so strong, a kick can kill lions and even humans. Ostriches are taller than most men. Their long legs can cover 10-16 [...]

By |2019-11-13T03:59:52+01:00September 3rd, 2015|Categories: Amazing Facts, facts|Tags: , , , |4 Comments
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