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"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 »

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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 »

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The world’s fastest bird in flight is the peregrine falcon. In a hunting dive, peregrine falcons frequently reach a speed of 200 mph. As of 2015, the highest measured speed of a peregrine dive is 242 mph. More »

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Hummingbirds fly backwards, and they are the only birds capable of doing so. When using this unique ability, hummingbirds may reach speeds of 25 to 30 mph as they go. These birds have flexible wings that they can rotate ... More »

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Native to Africa, the ostrich is the biggest bird on the planet. Although it cannot fly, the ostrich is an excellent runner and can reach a top speed of 43 miles per hour. More »

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The albatross has one of the longest lifespans among birds, with the ability to live up to 60 years. There have been other rare birds that have broken this record in captivity, such as a sulphur-crested cockatoo that liv... More »

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The ostrich is the bird that can run the fastest. Ostriches can sustain speeds of 30 miles per hour, and sprint up to 40 miles per hour or more. More »

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