Animals | Wild Animals | Miscellaneous Birds

Biodiversity if an amazing and wonderful thing. But it also means that there are many types of birds that don't fit into a specific categories. Read about all types of strange but beautiful birds in this section.

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Brown Pelican

The brown pelican is the only pelican to catch its food by plunging from great heights in the air and diving underwater. Read on to learn more about this bird.


10 Superstitions About Birds

10 Superstitions About Birds

Before you accidentally let any bad luck take wing, peck away at these 10 superstitions about birds to learn about bird symbols and folklore. See more »

Do ostriches really bury their heads in the sand?

Do ostriches really bury their heads in the sand?

Ostriches are much more likely to face a problem head-on than to try to hide. Learn if ostriches really bury their heads in the sand at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Belted Kingfisher

The kingfisher is the same size as the pigeon. Learn more about the belted kingfisher at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Brown Pelican

The brown pelican is a very unique bird. Learn more about the brown pelican at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Downy Woodpecker

The downy woodpecker can be found in forests. Learn more about the downy woodpecker at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Great Blue Heron

The great blue heron can be mistaken for similar-looking birds. Learn more about the great blue heron at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Herring Gull

The herring gull is your basic seagull. Learn more about the herring gull at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Killdeer

Learn more about the killdeer. See a picture, learn some facts is and get tips on how to see them in the wild. See more »

Northern Flicker

The northern flicker is a large woodpecker. Learn more about the northern flicker at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How to Identify Birds

How to Identify Birds

Do you know how to identify birds? Find out how to identify birds in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »