10 Things You Don't Know About Birds

10 Things You Don't Know About Birds

You may know a lot about birds, but did you know...

  1. Birds can't sweat, and use up to three quarters of the air they breathe just to cool down.

  2. Birds hearts beat about 400 beats per minute while resting, and 1000 while airborne.

  3. The New Zealand Kiwi bird is the world's only known wingless bird.

  4. The Fieldfare bird attacks its enemies by pooping on them.

  5. American Turkey Vultures can detect cracked or broken fuel pipes underground, pointing them out to engineers who can then fix them.

  6. The Pitohui is the only known genus of poisonous bird in the world.

  7. About 12 percent of all known bird species are now listed as endangered.

  8. Vultures will urinate on their own feet to stay cool and kill bacteria.

  9. Eagles can carry up to four times their own weight while flying.

  10. Turkey Vultures defend themselves by vomiting.

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 Til next time.

Cheers

Jen


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