Monday, May 9, 2011

Birds in Canada

Did you know Canada.. The smallest bird found in Canada is the calliope hummingbird measuring only 7cm in length and weighing barely 3 grams. Its throat is very distinctive, with purple streaks in contrast to a white background. When the bird moves in a certain way, the streaks fold creating a striking effect.

The Bald Eagle is Canada’s largest bird of prey. The wings which are wide and long for soaring can span more than 2 m. When perched, the bird measures about 76 cm tall. Weights of over 7 kg are not uncommon.

In Canada birds gather the most in British Columbia, where you may find up to 362 species. Coming in second would be Ontario, where 318 species regularly appear.

Source: chin.gc.ca, Hinterland Who's Who

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