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Black Swan

Black Swan

Black Swan is a water bird with mostly black feather with dark red bill. Among the variety of all swans, it is the largest one and with longest neck which sometime looks prominently like "S" shape. A mature Black Swan weighs between 9 kg. They takes aquatic plants as their food. They are mostly vegetarian.

Black Swan is mostly found in the wetlands of southeast regions in Australia. Black Swans are emigrate themselves during the heavy rainy days into the interior part of country and they do the reverse process in the dry days.

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Extinct Birds

Edwards Dodo

(Edwards Dodo)

More than 190 species of birds have become extinct on record after 1500 but surely many other birds are gone fore ever without notice.

Almost 30% of all known recently extinct bird vanished from Hawaii. There are many other areas, where also situation is very difficult, for example, Guam has lost over 60% of its native bird species in the last 30 years.

Currently there are approximately 10,000 species of birds in the world and among them about 1,200 considered to be under threat of extinction.

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List of National Birds

CountryName of Bird
Angola Peregrine Falcon
Argentina Rufous Hornero
Australia Emu (Unofficial)
Austria Barn Swallow
Bahamas Caribbean Flamingo
Bahrain White-cheeked Bulbul
Bangladesh Oriental Magpie Robin

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Interesting Facts about Birds

Study of birds is known as Ornithology.

Scientists believe that birds evolved from theropod dinosaurs.

The fastest running bird (97 kph) is the ostrich, but it cannot fly.

The Ostrich is the largest bird in the world. It also lays the largest eggs.

Hummingbirds can fly backwards.

The Bee Hummingbird is the smallest living bird in the world, with a length of just 5 cm (2 in).

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