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Top 10 Highest Flying Birds in the World

Migratory birds are high flyer because they migrate for food, breeding and wintering grounds. They belong to the family of warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates. In this article, we are giving the list of top 10 Highest Flying Birds in the World that will enhance the general knowledge of the readers.
Apr 3, 2019 18:58 IST
    Top 10 Highest Flying Birds in the World

    Birds are warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings. Migratory birds are high flyer because they migrate often north and south along a flyway, between breeding and wintering grounds.

    Highest Flying Birds in the World

    10. White stork 

    Founded in: Europe, southwestern Asia, north-western and southern Africa

    Scientific Name: Ciconiidae

    Maximum Flying Height: 16,000 feet

    9. Bar-tailed godwit

    Founded in: Tundra and Arctic coasts of Eurasia and winters in the tropical and temperate habitat of Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand

    Scientific Name: Limosa lapponica

    Maximum Flying Height: 20,000 feet

    8. Mallard

    Founded in: Range encompasses both the Northern and Southern Hemisphere

    Scientific Name: Anas platyrhynchos

    Maximum Flying Height: 21000 feet

    7. Andean condor

    Founded in: South American Andes Mountains

    Scientific Name: Vultur gryphus

    Maximum Flying Height: 21,300 feet

    6. Bearded vulture

    Founded in: Mountainous regions of Asia, Africa, and Europe

    Scientific Name: Gypaetus barbatus

    Maximum Flying Height: 24,000 feet

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    5. Alpine chough

    Founded in: High Mountains of Europe, northern Africa, and Asia

    Scientific Name: Pyrrhocorax graculus

    Maximum Flying Height: 26,500 feet

    4. Whooper swan

    Founded in: Wetland areas in Europe and Asia

    Scientific Name: Cygnus Cygnus

    Maximum Flying Height: 27,000 feet

    3. Bar-headed goose

    Founded in: High-altitude lakes in Asia

    Scientific Name: Anser indicus

    Maximum Flying Height: 27,825 feet

    2. Common crane

    Founded in: Northern parts of Europe and Asia

    Scientific Name: Grus grus

    Maximum Flying Height: 33,000 feet

    1. Ruppell's Griffon Vulture

    Founded in: Sahel region of central Africa

    Scientific Name: Gyps rueppellii

    Maximum Flying Height: 37,000 feet

    The birds migrate mainly for the food and for the favourable climate. They commonly fly to the north in the spring to breed in the temperate or Arctic summer and returning in the autumn to wintering grounds in warmer regions to the south.

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