Extreme Birds

Fascinating facts about the world’s most extreme birds.

  • The Cuban tody has the most voracious appetite.This little bird has been observed to eat between 924 and 1,596 insects and other items in one day.
  • Emperor penguins in Antarctica go up to 115 days without food, the avian world’s longest fast.
  • The greater road-runner is the fastest-running bird that can fly. On land,this desert dweller can sprint along at up to 15 miles per hour.
  • The honor for longest legs relative to its size goes to Africa’s lesser flamingo,with limbs up to 27 inches long.

 

Published in Birds & Blooms Magazine

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