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