Interesting Bird Facts


The "Muscovy Duck" is now a familiar bird in farmyards and parks in many areas of the world, however, it originally came from the rainforests of Central and South America.


Gannets "stand" on their eggs to keep them warm.


A male goose is known as a "gander", female as a "goose", and a baby as a called "goosling".


Male swans are known as "cobs", females as "pens", and baby swans are called "cygnets".

Whooper, Trumpeter and Mute swans are among the heaviest flying birds...weighing up to 35 pounds!

"Mute Swans" are not really mute, but make many snorting and hissing calls.

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