vulture Archive

Birds fly. Their little wings do so much work, beating and beating, keeping their bodies afloat. We admire them in many ways. We try to imitate them. Oh what we would not do to fly!! Most small songbirds fly between 20 and 20 miles per hour.1 And most songbirds have a wingbeat frequency between 10 and 25 beats per seconds. One of our personal favorite backyard birds, the chickadees, have a wingbeat frequency of about 27 beats per second. Slowest Wing Beat Large vultures will often only flap their wings one time per second. Fastest Wing Beat It should come as no surprise to anyone who watches birds that a hummingbird beats its wings the fastest. The title of fastest wing beat goes to a [&hellip

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Eurasian Black Vulture – Aegypius monachus Originally uploaded by HGHjim The black vulture is near threatened. Sheesh. Doesn’t it seem like too many birds are near threatened or threatened? It is sad. =( It is also known as the Aegypius monachus, the Eurasian Black Vulture, the Monk Vulture and the Cinereous Vulture. They are known as Old World Vultures. I’ve now learned that there are two types of vultures: Old World and New World. All vultures are known not to have feathers on their head area in order to not get bloody and messy while eating the dead carcasses of animals they feed upon. Both types of Vultures feed on dead animals. Both hunt. Both have the bald heads and strong beaks. How are they [&hellip

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