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The highest flying bird is the bar-headed goose, which can reach heights of around 21,120 feet. However, these geese typically travel at lower heights for most of their flight. More »

The highest-flying bird is the Ruppell's Griffon vulture, according to the Smithsonian National Zoological Park. It can fly at an altitude of nearly 37,000 feet. 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 »

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