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Interesting Facts About Birds

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Facts About Birds

1. You might be liking Penguins already for their distinct black and white plumage, however, their striking colours are used for camouflage when they are swimming. when seen from above, penguins’ black backs blend in with the darkness of the water. when viewed from below, their white underbellies disappear against the brightness of the surface

facts about birds

2. Did you know that birds in migration can travel as far as 16,000 miles? Some even travel at speeds of 30mph and take up to 533 hours to reach their final destination. Traveling 8 hours a day, it would take some birds 66 days to reach their migration destination. By the time they get to your backyard they have been traveling a long time, so please make sure they are welcomed with fresh food and water when they arrive! 

migratory birds

3. Did you know? Woodpeckers, like cuckoos, parrots, and a few other birds, have two toes facing forward and two back—an arrangement known as zygodactyl. Most other birds have three toes facing forward and one back.

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4. Do you know why some birds fly in a V-shape? Migratory birds fly long distances, which can be quite exhausting. That's why their hearts beat very fast, too! Flying together in a V-shape reduces the amount of effort: "When a bird flaps its wings as it flies, little bits of air come off the end of its wings, trailing behind it like an invisible footprint in the sky. Any birds following behind can sit in this footprint and get a free lift, which means they do not have to work as hard."

migratory birds in v shape
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