/r/birdfacts

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You are now subscibed to Bird Facts!

Welcome to Bird Facts! As we're still rather small, submission guidelines are pretty basic. Similar to /r/Awwducational, please remember to:

  • Have a fact in your title!

  • Link directly to a picture (or gif, or video) of the bird that the fact is about, or if it's a general fact (I.E. "a passerine is a bird with feet distinguished for perching") a relevant picture, gif or video

  • Please link to the source in the comments! Hopefully a reasonably reliable source

As we grow we may have to add more rules, but so far, this is it! As we're still trying to grow, don't forget to contribute! And of course, enjoy learning about our wonderful feathered friends!

Taken from /r/whatsthisbird: If you have found a baby bird and stumbled over here (instead of one of the likely more relevant subs for some reason) PLEASE read this! It's a handy 'what should I do' flowchart. Ideally call a rehabber in your area as SOON as you can.

Want more animal facts? Head over to /r/BatFacts or /r/TurtleFacts to learn more cool stuff!

/r/birdfacts

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Despite this songs title, the singer is not a bird.

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2021/11/26
00:07 UTC

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Despite his name, this man is not a bird.

12 Comments
2021/11/24
23:59 UTC

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There are two species of crow in the mainland United States, the American Crow & the Fish Crow. Until recently, there was a third species, the Northwestern Crow, but it was absorbed into the American Crow in 2020. The Tamaulipas Crow is an infrequent winter visitor to the southern tip of Texas.

1 Comment
2021/08/28
21:39 UTC

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The red-capped manakin's courting method involves it shuffling rapidly backwards across a branch, akin to a speedy moonwalk.

1 Comment
2021/08/16
15:40 UTC

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work meeting

0 Comments
2021/07/01
13:24 UTC

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We Got New Pets.. Two Cute Budgies!!

0 Comments
2021/06/19
12:15 UTC

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A brief about Blue Jay Bird made by Lego Bricks

1 Comment
2021/04/26
15:40 UTC

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Eurasian Coots

1 Comment
2020/11/27
20:00 UTC

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Studies have shown that male Turkey snood (fleshy protuberance on the forehead) length is associated with male turkey health. Another study found that female turkeys prefer males with long snoods and that its length can also be used to predict the winner of a competition between two males.

3 Comments
2020/11/26
19:28 UTC

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Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus) with offspring.

2 Comments
2020/11/16
16:27 UTC

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Can birds fly when their feathers are fluffed up?

Some birds can fluff up their feathers to keep warm in the cold or to appear bigger in front of their predators. In that state, are there still able to fly, or do the fluffed-up feathers give extra weight that leaves them unable to fly?

3 Comments
2020/10/19
20:56 UTC

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The king vulture (Sarcoramphus papa) is a large bird This vulture lives predominantly in tropical lowland forests stretching from southern Mexico to northern Argentina. It is the only surviving member of the genus Sarcoramphus, although fossil members are known.

0 Comments
2020/10/13
20:58 UTC

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The Long-tailed Tit is affectionately known as the flying teaspoon. Their nests are incredibly intricate: an elastic structure of moss woven together with spiderweb and animal hair. The outside is usually camouflaged with lichen, while the inside is lined with up to 2,000 feathers.

4 Comments
2020/10/12
10:42 UTC

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Tropical songbirds in both the Old and New Worlds reduce reproduction during severe droughts. Not only did reductions in breeding activity mitigate costs to survival, many long-lived species actually experienced higher survival rates during the drought year than during non-drought years.

1 Comment
2020/09/07
15:20 UTC

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Did you know this?

4 Comments
2020/08/28
06:05 UTC

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In my backyard...

0 Comments
2020/08/03
12:45 UTC

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A bird laid an egg on my car, what should I do?

2 Comments
2020/07/16
19:05 UTC

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8 Facts you might not know about Seagulls

2 Comments
2020/07/14
00:20 UTC

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25 native birds from New Zealand.

2 Comments
2020/06/30
19:07 UTC

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Last day. Thank you for your cooperation

1 Comment
2020/06/22
00:14 UTC

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Second to last one. Sora sounds really cool too.

2 Comments
2020/06/21
00:33 UTC

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This one was lackluster, but Mocking Birds, and the Mimidae family in general are interesting

0 Comments
2020/06/19
23:42 UTC

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Baltemore Oriole named after some old colonial duke person.

4 Comments
2020/06/19
00:22 UTC

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Also state bird of Wisconsin. I think there was another state that had it, but their cousin, the Wood Thrush is the “state” bird of DC

1 Comment
2020/06/18
00:10 UTC

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I saw a male Brown-headed Cowbird like 3 weeks ago. He was chillin, screaming his song while staring at me. Look up their song, it’s interesting in my opinion.

2 Comments
2020/06/17
02:16 UTC

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Cardinalis cardinalis are cool birds.

4 Comments
2020/06/16
01:26 UTC

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Taxonomy is interesting

4 Comments
2020/06/15
00:06 UTC

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Northern and Loggerhead Shrikes (there’s probably more Shrikes in North America) are the two. *many song birds = all song birds besides the Shrikes are herbivores/omnivores.

1 Comment
2020/06/14
00:22 UTC

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Magpies are cool.

4 Comments
2020/06/12
23:32 UTC

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