Interesting facts about starlings

Starlings are small to medium-sized passerine birds in the family Sturnidae. There are about 114 species of starlings; the best-known species is Sternus vulgaris, the common starling. The average lifespan is from 2 to 12 years or more, depend on the species. Starlings occur naturally in the Old World, from Europe, Asia and Africa, to … Read more

Interesting facts about swifts

The swifts are a family, Apodidae, of highly aerial birds. There are 19 genera of swifts and a total of 92 species. Almost worldwide in distribution, swifts are absent only from polar regions, southern Chile and Argentina, New Zealand, and most of Australia. Swifts are species that require foraging habitat with high numbers of aerial insects. … Read more

Interesting facts about wrens

The wrens are mostly small, brownish songbirds found chiefly in the New World. There are 88 species in divided into 19 genera. They distributed from Alaska and Canada to southern Argentina, with the greatest species richness in the Neotropics. As suggested by its name, the Eurasian wren is the only species of wren found outside … Read more

Interesting facts about roadrunners

The roadrunners (genus Geococcyx), also known as chaparral birds or chaparral cocks are fast-running ground cuckoos. There are two species: greater roadrunner (G. californianus), lesser roadrunner (G. velox). Roadrunners inhabit the deserts of the southwestern United States, Mexico, and Central America. They live in arid lowland or mountainous shrubland, widely dispersed in dry open country … Read more

Interesting facts about loons

The loons or divers are a group of aquatic birds found in many parts of North America and northern Eurasia. There are five species of loons, including the Red-throated Loon, Pacific Loon, Arctic Loon, Yellow-billed Loon and Common Loon. The Common Loon is the most widespread and well-known species, and the only one that breeds … Read more

Interesting facts about sunbirds

The sunbirds are small, slender passerines from the Old World. They are found through most of Africa to the Middle East, South Asia, South-east Asia and southern China, to Indonesia, New Guinea and northern Australia. Species diversity is highest in equatorial regions. There are 132 species in 15 genera. Like the unrelated New World hummingbirds, … Read more

Interesting facts about Bee-eater

Bee-eaters birds in the family Meropidae. There are 27 species bee-eaters. They are found from Europe to Australia. The center of diversity of the family is Africa, although a number of species also occur in Asia. Single species occur in each of Europe, (the European bee-eater), Australia (the rainbow bee-eater) and Madagascar (the olive bee-eater, … Read more

Interesting facts about pigeons and doves

Pigeons and doves constitute the family Columbidae within the order Columbiformes. There are 310 different species of pigeons and doves. Pigeons and doves are likely the most common birds in the world. They are distributed everywhere on Earth, except for the driest areas of the Sahara Desert, Antarctica and its surrounding islands, and the high … Read more

Interesting facts about parrots

Parrots are long-lived, intelligent colorful birds. There are around 393 different parrot species including macaws, parakeets, lorikeets keas, lovebirds, cockatiels and cockatoos. Parrots are found on all tropical and subtropical continents and regions including South and Central America, Asia, Africa, Australia and Oceania. The greatest diversity of parrots is in South America and Australasia. They … Read more