|Largest Bird (Flightless)||North African Ostrich |
Height (male) 2.74 m
Weight 156.5 kg
eggs up to 20 cm long
|Largest Wing Span|| Wandering albatross (found in Southern Oceans) |
Average length (male) 3.15 m
Largest ever recorded 3.6 m
|Smallest Bird|| Helena's humming bird (found in Cuba) |
Average length (male) 5.8 cm
(head and body 1.5 cm)
Weight 2 g
Egg 1.14 cm long
|Rarest Bird|| Mauritius Kestrel (found in Mauritius) |
About 5 are thought to remain.
|Fastest Bird|| Spine-tailed swift (found in Russia and Himalayas) |
flies at 171 kph
|Longest Flight||Arctic tern |
May cover 40,000 km a year migrating from Arctic to Antarctic and back.
|Fastest Under Water||Gentoo Penguin swims at 36 kph|
|Largest Nest||Bald eagles|
one was 2.9 m wide and 6 m deep.