A parrot named Puck is listed in the Guinness World Book of Records as “The bird with the largest vocabulary in the world” with a vocabulary of 1728 words. Also he wouldn’t just mimic, he would often create his own phrases and sentences.
In Australia, someone loses an eye every year from a magpie attack. It also managed to indirectly kill a 12 year old boy by chasing him to a road where he was promptly hit by a car.
Urban birds now perform a sort of ‘avian rap’ with short and fast songs while their rural counterparts stick to slow melodies.
A king penguin in Japan was rescued and nursed back to life. He refused to leave, and now lives with the family. He has his own extra cold room, and he goes out on walks around the neighborhood to pick up groceries.
Owls are found in all different habitats and there are different owl species found on all continents except Antarctica.
In 1987 a lone Chilean Flamingo named Pink Floyd escaped from a zoo in Salt Lake City and lived alone in the wild in Utah on the Great Salt Lake, surviving off brine shrimp. He was last seen in 2005, but others have claimed they’ve spotted him since.
The world’s largest parrot is also flightless and nocturnal. There are only 126 left in the world, and they spend their days hiding from giant eagles that went extinct hundreds of years ago.
1 in 10000 chickens develops as female on one side and male on the other.
Horse-sized ducks lived in Australia 50,000 to 20,000 years ago. And if we’re going back in time, you might want to look at Hyracotherium, which was an early ancestor of modern horses. About 2 feet long and 8-14 inches tall; the size of a large duck. So we have historical evidence of both Horse-sized ducks, and Duck-sized horses.
Students studying crows at the University of Washington wore wigs and masks because the crows would remember their faces and harass them for the remainder of their college career.