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The Largest Bird in The World


By : Ririn Sholiha

Birds are winged animals, two-legged, warm-blooded and lay eggs in a large group of vertebrate animals, and is found throughout the world, from the desert to the north pole, also in the Amazon rainforest, and Greenland.

There are more than 8,600 species of birds have been identified, which are divided into 27 orders. In addition, there are many subspecies that if calculated along with species that are known to contain over 3200 species.

Bird is homoioterma, warm-blooded, with a fixed temperature 40-44 ° C. Light and hollow bones of birds in various sections to reduce density and weight. All birds have a beak, just different beak shapes and sizes. Most birds have feathers except for a few who do not have fur.

Believed to be an evolution of birds from reptiles, such as dinosaurs, which lived about 180 million years ago. Birds change and loss of teeth, and other features of reptiles, while experiencing an evolutionary process that takes millions of years. At the same time, grow hair on his tail and wings.

The main characteristics of animals birds are as follows :

1. Body covered by fur.
2. Had a toothless beak and two wings.
3. Has scales on its feet.
4. Spawn and their eggs are protected by a hard shell.
5. Breathe through lungs. There is also a punid-air or air bag purse
6. Warm-blooded.

Although most birds can fly, there are some species that are not able to fly like an ostrich, rea, emus, kiwis and penguins can not fly. All birds have wings though the bird that can not fly, though small and useless. Oviparous the bird is nesting. Usually the female will incubate the eggs of birds, sometimes both partners will be rotating, and in some bird species only the male bird will hatch the eggs. There are also species of birds that lay their eggs in other birds’ nests for birds brooded by a foster family.

Size of the animals are very diverse, ranging from size small to large, but there are also birds that dubbed the biggest bird in the world, want to know what birds are in the list of largest bird in the world. Here is the information :

1. Birds magnificens Argentavis
Magnificens Argentavis or bird Argentina remarkable is the largest bird in the world, larger in every aspect than any other flying animals, including large Helang Haast from Pleistocene to Holocene New Zealand. This bird, sometimes called Giant Teratorn which means species that have vanished, and found in three locations of the middle Miocene, northwest Argentina, in the year 2009 before the end of the 6 million years before present.

2. Ostrich (Struthio camelus)
The ostrich is one of the world’s largest bird, the bird size 3 m tall, weighing 156 kg, length 20 cm egg, egg weight 1.4 kg, diameter of 5 cm, this bird distribution in African countries, food is grass, fruit, flowers, and insects.

This ostrich because it has a height of up to 2.5 meters (8 feet), so can be called the biggest bird in the world that is still alive, just imagine this bird is able to ride on an adult who has a slim posture. So no wonder the birds with the ability to run to reach this 65km/jam, used as animal mounts in the race in most regions of North Africa and Arabia.

Birds by scientific name Struthio camelus is, derived from African savanna and desert parts of the north, and south of the equatorial forest zone, including ostrich bird that can not fly like most bird species there.

Birds are warm-blooded in, i sweden maintained in the region as a source of meat. While the ostrich eggs will spawn in groups or in terms of 1-do nest used by a parent. Where in the incubation system performed by female birds during the day and the male at night time. With the largest bird predicate would not be surprised if an ostrich egg is also the largest egg.

3. Birds Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus)
Andean condor (vuktur gryphus) is one of the largest birds in the world, and the largest bird of prey in the world, this bird has a wing expanse size of 3.2 m, length 100-135 cm, weighing 6-15 kg, the spread of this bird in America south western parts, food animal carcasses.

4. European Owl (Bubo bubo)
European owl (Bubo bubo) is one of the world’s largest bird, the bird has a size of 80 cm length, weighing 4.5 kg, 2 m wingspans, Spreading in European countries and China, the food is small mammals.

5. Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Bald Eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is one of the largest birds in the world. The spread of this bird in the country Canada, Alaska, the U.S., and northern Mexico, this bird food fish, birds, and small mammals.

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