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Birds Facts

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Birds Facts
A wild turkey has excellent vision and hearing. Their field of vision is about 270 degrees. This is the main reason they continue to elude some hunters.
All of the Peking ducks in the United States are descendents from three ducks and one drake imported to Long Island, New York in 1873.
Bald Eagles can fly with 8 pounds of food.
Bats sleep during the day and feed at night. The place that bats sleep in is called the "roost."
Commercially raised turkeys cannot fly.
Flamingos are able to fly at a speed of approximately 55 kilometers an hour. In one night they can travel about 600 km.
Hummingbirds are native to South America.
In 1990 there were 11 million pet birds living in 5.1 million households in the US 
Kiwis are the only known bird to have nostrils located at the tip of their beak.
Nine egg yolks have been found in one chicken egg.
Ostrich meat is a red meat and is very low in cholesterol, calories and is almost fat free.
Over 100 million birds die annually by crashing into glass windows in the United States.
Parrots weigh from just a few ounces to 3½ pounds.
So close, yet so far
The Barn Owls hearing is so highly developed that they can hunt for their prey in total darkness.
The five most popular ways to serve leftover turkey is as a sandwich, in stew, chili or soup, casseroles and as a burger.
The largest chicken egg ever laid weighed a pound and had a double yolk and shell.
There are about 100 billion birds in the world, and about 6 billion of them make their homes in the United States.
Turkey skins are tanned and used to make cowboy boots and belts.
Turkeys have been bred to have white feathers. White feathers have no spots under the skin when plucked.
Wild Flamingos are pink because they consume vast quantities of algae and brine shrimp.
A female ostrich shows remarkable ability to recognize her own eggs even when mixed in with those of other females in their communal nest.
Bald Eagles can fly with 8 pounds of food.
For their first meal on the moon, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin ate roast turkey in foil packets.
Larger parrots such as the macaws and cockatoos live more than 75 years.
Owls have no teeth.
The caruncle is a red-pink fleshy growth on the head and upper neck of the turkey.
There are an estimated 2,500 collisions between birds and planes each year in the US.
Wild parrots live in the forest of tropical zones including South America, Australia, and New Guinea. A few live in Africa and mainland Asia.
A 16 week old turkey is called a fryer. A five to seven month old turkey is called a young roaster and a yearling is a year old. Any turkey 15 months or older is called mature.
An eagle's nest located in Maryland, USA reportedly weighed about 3,000 pounds.
Ducks provide us with eggs, meat and feathers.
In the U.S., approximately 46% of the chicken that is eaten by people comes from restaurants or other food outlets.
Ostriches cannot fly.
Some species of the parrot have become endangered. Thousands are brought to Europe and North America as pets. Many of these die making this journey.
The ostrich is a member of the ratite family of birds.
Vultures can soar for hours without one beat of their wings.
2.74 billion pounds of turkey were processed in the United States in 1994.
A hummingbird's heart beats 615 beats in a minute.
An eagle can kill a young deer and fly away with it.
Bald Eagles help man by catching rodents and rabbits that destroy grain fields.
Ducks have webbed feet, which act like paddles.
Frog-eating bats identify edible frogs from poisonous ones by listening to the mating calls of male frogs. Frogs counter this by hiding and using short, difficult to locate calls.
In the eighteenth century, when Swedish naturalist Carolus Linnaeus devised the scientific classification system still in use today (kingdom, phylum, class, order and family) hummingbirds were assigned their own family: Trochilidae, from the Greek trochilos, meaning small bird.
Male owls weigh less and are smaller than female owls.
Ostriches are so powerful that a single kick at a predator, such as a lion, could be fatal.
Owls swallow their prey hole because they have no teeth. After approximately 12 hours they cough up the feathers, bones, and fur in a shape of a football pellet.
Some ducks and geese can fly as much as 332 miles a day!
The costume that "Big Bird" wears on Sesame Street is rumored to be made of turkey feathers.
The only bird that can fly backwards is the Hummingbird.
There are approximately 7,000 feathers on an eagle.
Turkeys will have 3,500 feathers at maturity.
Wild turkeys can run at speeds of up to 25 miles per hour.
A mother hen turns her egg approximately 50 times in a day. This is so the yolk does not stick to the shell.
Bald Eagles normally eat fish. Sometimes they will eat snakes and smaller birds.
Gobbling turkeys can be heard a mile away on a quiet day.
More than 1.8 million parrots legally entered the international trade from 1982-1988 of which 80 percent were imported into the United States.
Parrots cannot eat chocolate because it is poisonous to their body.
The Egyptian vulture uses stones to smash ostrich eggs.
To produce a dozen eggs, a hen has to eat about four pounds of feed.
A seagull can drink salt water because it has special glands that filter out the salt.
Bats always turn left when they leave their caves.

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