A duck's quack doesn't echo
the word 'mediterranean' comes from latin 'medi' meaning middle & 'terra' which means land. When people thought the world was flat, they belived the mediterranean was the centre of land because a lot of religions were based around it.
Hummingbirds are the only type of bird that can hover.
When it is 1pm in Moscow, Russia, it is 10pm in Anadyr at the other end of the former USSR
The female knot-tying weaverbird will refuse to mate with a male who has built a shoddy nest. If spurned, the male must take the nest apart and completely rebuild it in order to win the affections of the female.