Birds are amazing animals. They've adapted to live in environments throughout the world. They're an extremely diverse group. Most fly, but many don't. Some are herbivores and some are carnivores. Some are shy and some are fearless. This list is full of the coolest birds on earth, from the fierce to the beautiful to the bizarre.All of these cool bird species have a special talent or distinguishing feature that makes them unique — whether that's reaching speeds of 200 miles per hour or migrating more than 40,000 miles per year. Explore the world of interesting birds, and vote for the bird you think is the greatest.
This is the world's longest flying bird — about three feet from beak to tail. It's so huge that it eats monkeys. see more on Philippine Eagle
The kakapo is the only flightless parrot in the world, and it's also nocturnal, which is extremely uncommon for parrots. It's critically endangered because of predators introduced to its home (New Zealand), and because it only mates about three times a decade, when the fruit of the rimu tree is abundant.
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The peregrine falcon is the world's fastest animal. It can reach speeds of 200 miles per hour by soaring to immense heights, and then tucking in its wings and plummeting to earth like a torpedo. No other creature is more aerodynamic. see more on Peregrine Falcon