Impress your friends with some feathered trivia.
Birds are the only animals with feathers.
Although all birds have wings, a few species can't fly.
Great horned owls like to eat skunks and porcupines.
The northern cardinal is the Illinois state bird.
Birds see more colors than humans.
Female northern shovelers sometimes poop on their own eggs as a stinky defense to keep predators away.
There is no bird that actually has blue feathers in North America. Our eyes trick us into seeing blue feathers.
Birds can hear tornados miles away.
Crows are some of the smartest birds around. They can recognize you and even learn what day is garbage day to score a snack.
Burrowing owls line their nests with cow or horse poop to attract dung beetles that they eat like a crunchy snack.
Ruby-throated hummingbirds can fly more than 60 miles per hour.