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Bird Facts

Photo and text BY Kelly Rankin

A young designer shares six rare Bird facts about her most beloved bird species.

BIRD FACTS

Macaws are the largest type of parrot

#1 BIRD FACT

ONLY THE MALES ARE ACTUALLY “PEACOCKS”

The collective term for these birds is “peafowl.”The males are “peacocks” and the females are “peahens.” The babies are called “peachicks.”

#2 BIRD FACT

Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly backwards

Their tiny legs are only used for perching and moving sideways while perched.They can’t walk or hop.

#3 BIRD FACT

flamingo pair bonds are mostly monogamous

Males and females perform a spectacular courtship dance to attract a mate. Once formed, flamingo pair bonds are mostly monogamous.

#4 BIRD FACT

OWLS FEED THE
STRONGEST BABIES FIRST

As harsh as it sounds, the parents always feed the oldest and strongest owlet before its sibling.If other owlets can survive the first.

#5 BIRD FACT

The smallest seagull species is the little gull 

Seagulls learn, remember and even pass on behaviours, such as stamping their feet in a group to imitate rainfall.

#6 BIRD FACT

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