Birds – Amazing Facts

Mar 3rd, 2011 by arima
  • A humming bird flaps it’s wings over 5000 times a minute or 90 times in just one second
  • Do you know mammals can fly? Yes. Bat is the only mammal that could fly.
  • The Venezuelan brown bat can detect and dodge individual raindrops in mid-flight, arriving safely back at his cave completely dry.
  • When immersed in liquid, a dead sparrow will make a sound like a crying baby.
  • A bird called the great tit produces its waste in enclosed sacs that it later removes from its nest. The average great tit removes approximately 500 sacs of manure from its nest each week.
  • The hummingbird flaps its wings 55 to 75 times per second. In order to fuel this activity, it eats approximately twice its weight in nectar every day.
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