10 Fun Facts About Birds To Blow Your Mind

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Birds have been around the world much longer than humans. There are over 10,000 known living bird species. These are some fun facts about them.


1
The earliest known bird lived 150 million years ago during the Jurassic Period.

2
Birds do not have teeth.

3
The largest of all birds is the ostrich.

4
Falcons can swoop at over 200 mph.

5
Penguins, ostriches, and dodo birds are all birds that do not fly.

6
The world's only wingless bird is the kiwi of New Zealand.

7
When danger threatens, a turkey vulture defends itself by puking up its last meal to gross out its enemy.

8
In the continental U.S. alone, 1.4 billion to 3.7 billion birds are killed by cats annually.

9
A bird's feathers weigh more than its skeleton.

10
Some birds sing more than 2000 times each day.