Get to Know About the Largest Bird in the World

Ever wondered how does the largest flying bird on Earth looks like? A humungous black bird that has white feather around its neck, the Andean Condor has the distinction of dwarfing all other avian that can fly. It is the largest flying bird with reference to wingspan and body weight. It has a wing stretch of 3.2 meters. The male birds are bigger than the female birds.

Found in the Andes region of South America, Andean Condor is a scavenger that habitats in one grasslands and alpine areas. Carrions are its favorite food. These family members of the vultures also eat rodents, birds, and rabbits. It is a long living bird with an estimated life span of over 50 years in some cases.

That was about the birds that can fly, but in the entire bird family (including the ones that cannot fly) ostrich is the largest bird. This flightless bird can also run the fastest on land than any other bird. It also has the distinction of laying the largest eggs amongst all birds.

A plant eater, Ostriches also feed on invertebrates. When attacked, it can kick powerfully. Rather so powerfully, that it can also kill with its kick. Their weight varies from 63 to 145 kgs. Their color fluctuates from various shades of gray to even red and pink, depending upon the species. These birds are native to Sahara region in Africa and to Asia Minor. Ostrich racing is also a popular sport in Africa.

They have terrific eyesight and hearing abilities, the reason that they are able to dodge predators like lions. Ostriches are now facing the threat of being an endangered species.

A plant eater, Ostriches also feed on invertebrates. When attacked, it can kick powerfully. Rather so powerfully, that it can also kill with its kick. Their weight varies from 63 to 145 kgs. Their color fluctuates from various shades of gray to even red and pink, depending upon the species. These birds are native to Sahara region in Africa and to Asia Minor. Ostrich racing is also a popular sport in Africa.

They have terrific eyesight and hearing abilities, the reason that they are able to dodge predators like lions. Ostriches are now facing the threat of being an endangered species.