Six fascinating facts about birds

Did You Know?

  • Pigeons have been known to see very well over a 40km distance
  • The female common starling's beak is black in winter, but yellow in summer
  • There have been reports of house sparrows learning to activate automatic doors to enter builders to feed
  • Welcome swallows need to eat their own weight in food whilst in flight
  • Both parents feed their young pigeon milk
  • Pigeons beat their wings up to ten times per second, while maintaining a heart rate of 600 beats per minute up to 16 hours without rest
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