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Condor to Hummingbird



 

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The silhouetted wingspans of a California condor, bald eagle, red-tailed hawk, American kestrel and hummingbird show their relative size compared to each other.

  • Did you know eagles can fly about 65 miles an hour (without getting a speeding ticket)?
  • Did you know that the condor is the largest flying bird in North America?
  • Did you know the hummingbird nest is the size of a walnut and held together with spider webs?
  • Did you know that the kestrel is the smallest North American falcon?
  • Did you know the oldest red-tailed hawk lived more than 28 years old?

Find out more about each of these birds here.


Hummingbird California condor American kestrel
Hummingbird California condor American kestrel
Bald eagle Red-tailed hawk
Bald eagle Red-tailed hawk
Last updated: October 11, 2012