10 Beautiful Bird Pictures & Facts

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Today is National Bird Day, a day celebrated every year on Jan.5 to celebrate “the beauty, song, and flight of birds,” as well as their role as indicators of ecosystem health. Enjoy these 10 Beautiful Bird Pictures and also learn some facts too!

There are around 10000 different species of birds worldwide.

The Ostrich is the largest bird in the world while the Bee Hummingbird is the smallest living bird in the world.

Birds have hollow bones which help them fly.

Hummingbirds can fly backwards.

There are around 10000 different species of birds worldwide.

All birds have feathers and birds are the only animals that do.

All birds have wings, although not all birds fly.

Birds are neither mammals (they don’t have mammary glands) nor reptiles (they are not cold blooded), but instead belong in a grouping all their own. The bird group is one of six basic animal groups, with the others being amphibians, fish, invertebrates, mammals and reptiles.

Most birds do not recognize their family members after their first year. There are exceptions to this, especially among social birds such as cranes, crows, and jays.

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