How High Can Birds Fly?

Answer

Most birds fly below 500 feet except during migration or hunting. They do this in order to conserve energy. One of the highest flights recorded for birds was a flock of whooping swans observed flying at 29,000 feet over Ireland. You can find more information here: http://www.stanford.edu/group/stanfordbirds/text/essays/How_Fast.html
Q&A Related to "How High Can Birds Fly"
The record is held by migrating bar-headed geese - they have been seen from a plane crossing the Himalayas, over Everest.
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_high_flies_a_bird
"The highest-flying bird ever recorded was a Ruppell's griffon, a vulture with a wingspan of about 10 feet; on November 29, 1975, a Ruppell's griffon was sucked into a jet engine
http://www.quora.com/How-high-can-birds-fly
"How do birds fly?" is an age old question that humans have probably pondered ever since people noticed birds in the sky. The question may have been asked with a sense of
http://www.life123.com/sports/bird-watching/bird-f...
In their regular, everyday lives, most birds fly below 500 feet (150 meters), while during migration many birds fly at an altitude of around 10,000 feet (3,000 meters). Some extraordinary
http://www.answers.com/topic/how-high-can-birds-fl...
Explore this Topic
The fastest flying bird is known as the Falcon peregrines. Falcons have thin tapered wings, which normally helps them to fly at a very high speed; they also help ...
The largest flying bird in the world is known as the Andean Condor. It is a species found in the genus Vultur and belongs in the family of the New World Vulture ...
The reaction force on a bird that is flying would be the push back from the air as it flaps its wings. This reactionary force must be equal and opposite in direction ...
About -  Privacy -  Careers -  Ask Blog -  Mobile -  Help -  Feedback  -  Sitemap  © 2014 Ask.com