Birds are the closest living relatives to dinosaurs! We are incredibly lucky to have such a variety in Ireland. Here are some amazing Irish bird facts.
Irish Bird Facts:
Songbird chicks can talk to their siblings while still inside the egg. They do this by clicking and co-ordinate their hatching time!
The coal tits cerebral region in its brain (the part responsible for memory), increases by 30% in Autumn. This helps the bird to remember where it has hidden food. Its brain reverts in Spring!
The peregrine falcon can travel 250 miles per hour. It gets up to a G-force which would knock a pilot straight out.
Jackdaws are Ireland’s smallest members of the crow family and they can count!
Swallows travel 20,000kms every year on their migratory round trip.
Male kestrels are not able to shred food small enough for their young to feed on so if the female kestrel is not around, the young will die.
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