Nocturnal birds, such as owls and nighthawks, always fly at night, and some other species of birds, such as thrushes, vireos, nuthatches and many sparrows, fly at night during migration periods only. Most species of bird... More »

The Ruppell's vulture, the highest-flying bird, can fly as high as 37,000 feet. The common crane and bar-headed goose have been observed flying over the Himalayas at heights of 33,000 feet and 29,000 feet, respectively. More »

Bats are the only mammals that can achieve true flight. Their wings are thinner and more delicate than those of birds. There are some other mammals that can glide through the air, but this is not considered flying. More »

There are many species of thrushes, and all have diets consisting of a combination of insects, berries and seeds. The specific plants and insects a thrush eats vary by region. They tend to feed mostly on insects and berr... More »

To eliminate sparrows, eliminate any possible food and water sources that attract the birds, and then exclude the birds from their preferred nesting areas. Exclusion techniques should be used only when eggs or young bird... More »

Some examples of singing birds include indigo buntings, larks, nightingales, song sparrows, house wrens and American robins. Other examples of singing birds are blue jays, lyrebirds, orioles, warblers and thrushes. More »

The exact amount of time that a diving bird can spend underwater will vary by species, but typically, these birds can spend between 3 and 10 minutes under the surface of the water. In addition to being able to hold their... More »