But of the 10,000 species of birds around the globe, there are no “queens.”* Once upon a time, there was a species of
“What most travellers and residents don't realize is gulls are a Queen's bird. Queen Elizabeth took a liking to them, and named them a protected species.
Elsewhere in nature, there's the queen snake, queen butterfly, queen angelfish, queen moth, queen bees, and queen ants. But perhaps the lack of "queen birds" isn't so mysterious. Nearly all the early explorers and naturalists who named birds were men.
LONDON — It was long a well-known bit of trivia in Britain, often invoked on the banks of the River Thames: The queen owns the swans. It was mostly true. Technically, the queen didn't own them, but she had a right, passed down through the centuries, to claim them if she pleased, making her the de facto owner.
Marine biologists have discovered an enormous great white shark they're calling the "queen of the ocean" off the coast of Nova Scotia. The battle-scarred shark (Carcharodon carcharias) is 17 feet (5 meters) long and weighs in at 3,541 pounds (1,606 kilograms).
The royal tern (Thalasseus maximus) is a tern in the family Laridae. The species is endemic to the Americas, though strays have been identified in Europe.
The lion is considered to be the king of beasts and likewise the eagle is the king of birds. It is the favourite of kings and sardars, and flies high. The eagle is obviously different from other birds because of its strong and powerful body and sharp beak.
Swans were considered royal fowl, but by the beginning of the 15th century, wealthy people could buy the right to own, sell, and eat them.
In my life, one of the most inspirational animals is the eagle which is known as "the king of the bird kingdom". The eagle is a bird of nature. Known for its strength and flying ability at high altitudes.
The monarch still maintains an officially-appointed Swan Keeper, and the ceremony still takes place on the Monday of the third week in July. The monarch has a prerogative over all swans in England and Wales. The Swan Keeper also despatches swans all over the world, sent as gifts in the monarch's name.
The grey crowned crane (Balearica regulorum), also known as the African crowned crane, golden crested crane, golden crowned crane, East African crane, East African crowned crane, African crane, Eastern crowned crane, Kavirondo crane, South African crane and crested crane, is a bird in the crane family, Gruidae.
Australian King-Parrot Alisterus scapularis.
…as the harpy eagle (Harpia harpyja), the most powerful bird of prey to be found in the world. Insects, including a great variety of butterflies and ants, are innumerable.
Parakeets are perhaps the most popular type of pet bird the world over. They are exceptionally affectionate and friendly companion birds when properly trained and cared for.
Marvelous birds to capture in your binoculars, male Eastern Bluebirds are a brilliant royal blue on the back and head, and warm red-brown on the breast. Blue tinges in the wings and tail give the grayer females an elegant look.
Answer. The cassowary is usually considered to be the world's most dangerous bird, at least where humans are concerned, although ostriches and emus can also be dangerous. Cassowary (Queensland, Australia).
The peregrine falcon is best known for its diving speed during flight—which can reach more than 300 km (186 miles) per hour—making it not only the world's fastest bird but also the world's fastest animal. Coloration is a bluish gray above, with black bars on the white to yellowish white underparts.
Harpy eagles are apex predators (at the top of the food chain), with a recorded lift capacity of up to 18 kg (40 lbs). Females are generally larger and more powerful than males, with the largest individuals capable of lifting prey weighing even more.
The oozlum bird, also spelled ouzelum, is a legendary creature found in Australian and British folk tales and legends.
The human soldiers fired their Lewis guns with vigor, but it was the emus that came out victorious in the Great Emu War of 1932. The birds remain plentiful in the areas outside of Perth to this day, and their triumph may be destined for the big screen.
Although the emu is taller, the cassowary is the heaviest bird in Australia and the second heaviest in the world after its cousin, the ostrich. It is covered in dense, two-quilled black feathers that, from a distance, look like hair.
Although the Ostrich lays the largest egg of any living bird species, the Kiwi lays the largest proportionate to their body size. If the size of a Kiwi egg was scaled proportionately to size, it would have the largest egg by over 6 times that of an Ostrich.
Golden-crowned Kinglets live mainly in coniferous forests. They breed in boreal or montane forests (especially spruce and fir), as well as in conifer plantations.
Horned screamers are the unicorns of the bird world. Over the course of their lives, these birds grow long, white spines of cartilage in the middle of their foreheads. Some birds possess horns approaching six inches in length. No other birds on earth have anything like it.