BIRD

1. Birds have feathers, wings, lay eggs and are warm blooded.

2. There are around 10000 different species of birds worldwide.

3. The Ostrich is the largest bird in the world. …

4. Scientists believe that birds evolved from theropod dinosaurs.

5. Birds have hollow bones which help them fly.

6 . Parakeet is nomadic bird that often changes location in the wild.

7.It is able to travel hundreds of miles to find water.

8.  Parakeet cleans its body by rolling in the wet grass.

9.Parakeets are social animals that live in large groups

10. There are around 372 different parrot species.

11. Most parrots live in tropical areas.

12. Parrots have curved bills (beaks), strong legs and clawed feet.

13. Parrots are often brightly coloured.

14. Parrots are believed to be one of the most intelligent bird species.

15. Some species are known for imitating human voices

16. Ravens are great at mimicking human speech and sounds. …

17. Ostriches have the largest eyes of any land animal. …

18. Cardinals like to cover themselves in ants. …

19. Owls devour their prey whole. …

20. Some ducks sleep with one eye open. …

21. Kiwis are sometimes called “honorary mammals.” …

22. Most hummingbirds weigh less than a nickel.

23.Budgerigars, or budgies, a common parakeet, are the only bird species so far discovered who are susceptible to contagious yawning.

24. While humans, dogs, chimps, lab rats, and a few other creatures have all been known to catch each other’s yawns, budgies are the first non-mammal species observed exhibiting the behavior.

25. Many scientists believe the unconscious, instinctual response may be a primitive way of showing empathy, or it might be a sign of group alertness.

26. Cardinals (along with several other bird species) sometimes cover themselves in crushed or living ants, smearing them over their feathers, or allowing living ants to crawl on them.

27. While scientists still aren’t sure what the purpose of “anting” is, some believe the birds use the formic acid secreted during their ant bath to help get rid of lice and other parasites.

28. Cardinals (along with several other bird species) sometimes cover themselves in crushed or living ants, smearing them over their feathers, or allowing living ants to crawl on them.

29. While scientists still aren’t sure what the purpose of “anting” is, some believe the birds use the formic acid secreted during their ant bath to help get rid of lice and other parasites.

 

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