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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 only bird that can fly backward is the hummingbird. Hummingbirds have a special ball-in-joint shoulder socket that enables them to fly backwards, upside down and upright because it can be rotated 180 degrees. Humming... More »

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To catch an escaped bird, act quickly to visually locate the bird. Next, place its cage near the area where it escaped, and place bird food or treats inside the cage. Then call the bird to see if it will come to you. 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 name of a young bird varies by species, so there is no truly unifying term to describe all young birds except in a generic sense. If this is the aim, such terms as nestling, fledgling, hatchling and chick can be appl... More »

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A female bird is commonly referred to as a hen. All hens develop ovaries when it's breeding season. When breeding season is over, the ovaries become smaller. More »

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