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Free bird trivia facts.

The first bird domesticated by man was the goose.

The average canary has about 2,200 feathers.

There are more chickens in the world than people.

The average robin lives to be about 12.

There is a type of parrot in New Zealand that likes to eat the rubber strips that line car windows.

Chickens absorb vitamin-D through their combs from sunshine.

The average hen will lay 227 eggs a year

Emus have double-plumed feathers, and they lay emerald/forest green eggs

Roosters can't crow if they can't fully extend their necks.


A group of geese on the ground is gaggle, a group of geese in the air is skein.

A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.

It takes forty minutes to hard boil an ostrich egg.

Kiwi birds are blind, they hunt by smell.

The top knot that quails have is called a hmuh.

The bones of a pigeon weigh less than its feathers.

"Eat like a bird?" Many birds eat twice their weight a day. 

Emus cannot walk backwards. 

A bird requires more food in proportion to its size than a baby or a cat.

There are more bald eagles in the province of British Columbia then there are in the whole United States.


Hummingbirds are the only animals that can fly backwards.

A flamingo can eat only when its head is upside down.

A group of larks is called an exaltation.

A group of geese is called a gaggle.

Big Ben was slowed five minutes one day when a passing group of starlings decided to take a rest on the minute hand of the clock.

A group of ravens is called a murder.

A group of owls is called a parliament.

Chickens that lay brown eggs have red ear lobes. There is a genetic link between the two.

A robin's egg is blue, but if you put it in vinegar for thirty days it turns yellow.

A penguin only has sex twice a year.


The penguins that inhabit the tip of South America are called jackass penguins.

If NASA sent birds into space they would soon die, they need gravity to swallow.

Many species of bird copulate in the air. In general, a couple will fly to a very high altitude, and then drop. During their descent, the birds mate. 

Ancient Romans ate flamingo tongues and considered them a delicacy.

Crows have the largest cerebral hemispheres, relative to body size, of any avian family.

An ostrich's eye is bigger than it's brain.

If you feed a seagull Alka-Seltzer, its stomach will explode.

A capon is a castrated rooster.

Mockingbirds can imitate any sound from a squeaking door to a cat meowing.