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A chicken once had its head cut off and survived for over eighteen months, headless.
Although male hummers are more colorful than female hummers, female hummingbirds are relatively colorful.
An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
Ducks are related to geese and swans.
Ducks' feet have no nerves or blood vessels. This means ducks never feel the cold, even if they swim in icy cold water.
In England, 200 years ago, turkeys were walked to market in herds. They wore booties to protect their feet. Turkeys were also walked to market in the United States.
Israelis eat the most turkeys...28 pounds per person.
Ostrich meat resembles beef in its appearance and is cooked almost the same way.
Ostriches produce the strongest commercially available leather in the world and some of the most beautiful feathers.
Some American parrots are mostly blue or yellow.
Sub adult eagles that have not yet made a breeding territory are believed to wander more.
The largest egg laid by a living bird is that of the North African Ostrich. It is 6 to 8 inches in length and 4 to 6 inches in diameter. The smallest is that of the hummingbird. It is less than 0.39 inches in diameter.
The strike of the eagle talon is so powerful that it's force is twice that of a rifle bullet.
Turkeys have heart attacks. The United States Air Force was doing test runs and breaking the sound barrier. Nearby turkeys dropped dead with heart attacks.
When two lovebirds appear to be kissing, they are actually grooming each other with their bills to keep clean and neat.
A domesticated male turkey can reach a weight of 30 pounds within 18 weeks after hatching.
Baby robins eat 14 feet of earthworms every day!
Eagles have great eyesight that helps them see for one to one and a half miles away. (Thus the term eagles eye) They can dive at 100 miles per hour. Their eyesight and diving ability help them catch food.
It is thought that two million parrots alone are legally or illegally traded each year. 
Ostriches stick their heads in the sand to look for water.
The American Kestrel hawk weighs only four ounces.
The world's smallest owl is the elf owl which weighs 1.5 ounces and is the size of a sparrow.
Whenever a Bald Eagle migrates south it always goes to the same spot and when it returns north it always goes back to the same spot.
A duck has three eyelids.
Bald Eagles are the national symbol of the United States
Eating turkey does not cause you to feel sleepy after your Thanksgiving dinner. Carbohydrates in your Thanksgiving dinner are the likely cause of your sleepiness.
It takes hummingbird eggs two to 2 1/2 weeks to hatch.
Ostriches stick their heads in the sand to look for water.
The Arctic Tern, which is a small bird, can fly a round trip from the Arctic to the Antarctic and back. This can be as long as twenty thousand miles per year. This is the longest migration for a bird.
There are 3 main species of ostriches of which only one, the Struthio Camelus Domesticus (the African Black), is found in captivity.
White meat has fewer calories and less fat than dark meat.
A chicken with red earlobes will produce brown eggs, and a chicken with white earlobes will produce white eggs.
A spooked turkey can run at speeds up to 20 miles per hour. They can also burst into flight approaching speeds between 50-55 mph in a matter of seconds. 
An additional 25,000 parrots die of suffocation, starvation, inhumane treatment while being transported to the Texas border.
At least 30 percent of the 140 parrot species found in the Western Hemisphere are now threatened with extinction.
Bats emit ultrasonic sounds to communicate with each other.
Ducks can live from 2-12 years, depending on the species.
Eagles have great eyesight that helps them see for one to one and a half miles away. (Thus the term eagles eye) They can dive at 100 miles per hour. Their eyesight and diving ability help them catch food.
Hummingbird nests average about 1-1/2 inches in outside diameter. A penny will almost fill the inside diameter.
In order to scare away predators, Giant petrels, a type of seabird, throw up all over the intruder.
It is estimated in the year 2000 there were 60 million birds in 6.13 million homes.
Most turkey feathers are composted.
Ostriches are not an endangered species; there are at least 2 million worldwide.
Ostriches skeletons and fossils have been found which date back over 120 million years; ostriches are a true dinosaur.
Parrots range in size from the pygmy of the South Pacific which is only 3½ inches long to the hyacinth macaw which is about 10 inches long. Much of its length is in its long tail.
Some birds have been know to put ants into their feathers because the ants squirt formic acid, which kills parasites.
Sub adult eagles that have not yet made a breeding territory are believed to wander more.
The fastest running bird is the Ostrich, which has been clocked at 97.5 kilometers per hour.
The oldest bird on record was Cocky, a cockatoo, who died in the London Zoo at the age of 82.
The world's smallest mammal is the bumblebee bat of Thailand, weighing less than a penny.
Turkey is low in fat and high in protein.
Turkeys spend the night in trees. They fly to their roosts around sunset.
Whenever a Bald Eagle migrates south it always goes to the same spot and when it returns north it always goes back to the same spot.
A chicken loses its feathers when it becomes stressed.
An estimated 25,000 wild parrots, caught or plucked from their nests in Mexico, are smuggled across the Texas border each year.
Ducks' feathers are waterproof. There is a special gland that produces oil near the tail that spreads and covers the outer coat of feathers. Beneath this waterproof layer are fluffy and soft feathers to keep the duck warm.
In the wild, Macaws and Cockatoos can fly 500 miles per day in search of food! 
Ostriches have the best feed to weight ratio gain of any land animal in the world. They are successfully farmed in at least 50 countries; from the coldest climates of Alaska to the equatorial areas of central Africa.
Storks were a symbol of fertility in Europe and were considered to bring good luck.
The strike of the eagle talon is so powerful that it's force is twice that of a rifle bullet.
When fully grown an ostrich has one of the most advanced immune systems known to mankind.
A duck waddles instead of walking because of its webbed feet.
Bald Eagles are the national symbol of the United States
Every year, approximately 250,000 parrots are imported to the United States to satisfy a demand for exotic birds as pets.
June is National Turkey Lover’s Month.
Ostriches stretch out their neck and lay their head on the ground to keep from being seen, hence the myth that ostriches hide in the sand.
The ballroom dance the "turkey trot" was named for the short, jerky steps that turkeys take.
There are 315 species of parrot in the world.
Whooping cranes are born with blue eyes that change to bright gold by the time they six months old.
A chicken is 75% water.
An eagle's nest located in Maryland, USA reportedly weighed about 3,000 pounds.
Ducks were once wild until they were domesticated by the Chinese many hundreds of years ago.
In the United States birds and planes collided more than 22,000 times between the years of 1990 and 1998.
Ostriches do not bury their head in the sand.
Sometimes birds show anger towards humans by taking out its feelings on other birds nearby, because they are too afraid to attack humans.
The scarlet tanager, a songbird native to Illinois, can eat as many as 2,100 gypsy-moth caterpillars in one hour.
When early Spanish explorers encountered hummingbirds they called them Joyas voladoras, flying jewels.
A duck's quack has no echo.

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