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 »

The fastest flying bird in the world is the peregrine falcon, as it has a maximum in-flight speed of 229 feet per second. Peregrine falcons have patented a unique hunting technique by which they drop down from high above... More »

"Wawa" is a term meaning "wild goose" in the Native American Ojibway language. The town of Wawa, Ontario in Canada even takes its name after the bird, with a giant goose monument at its entrance welcoming visitors. More »

The reaction force of a flying bird is the upward lift by air it experiences when flapping its wings, according to The Physics Classroom. The reaction force by air is in line with Newton’s third law of motion, which stat... More »

Condors are the largest living flying birds — Andean condors, a subspecies, are the biggest. Andean condors live in the Andean mountain range in South America. They have impressive 10-foot wingspans and may reach over 30... More »