Bird Facts

8 facts tagged with Bird Facts

  • 1
    Only 3% of bird species have penises.
  • 2
    Crows living in some urban areas drop nuts into traffic to let the passing cars crush them, then they wait for the red lights to stop the traffic so they can grab and eat it.
  • 3
    15% of snails survive digestion by birds and are found alive in their droppings, potentially leading to the spread of snail populations.
  • 4
    In Turkish, the bird we call a Turkey is called "Hindi" ("from India"). In India, it's called "Peru." In Arabic, the bird is called "Greek chicken"; in Greek it's called "French chicken"; and in French it's called "Indian chicken." The bird is indigenous to none of these places.
  • 5
    Parrot parents "name" their children with a signature call.
  • 6
    The world's oldest crow was 59 years old. Its name was Tataji.
  • 7
    The turkey is one of the most famous birds in North America. In fact, Benjamin Franklin wanted to make the wild turkey, not the Bald Eagle, the national bird of the United States!
  • 8
    Most domestic turkeys are so heavy they are unable to fly.