Take a look at the below list of Top 10 Most Famous Historical Birds in The World in 2016-2017. Birds have been a common species since the beginning of time and birds have been mythological, legendary, fictional, real, biblical, and have even represented constellations. Birds have a long history and have been quite important to humans. All of this has led birds to become famous and a major part of the history of our planet. Birds have played major roles since the beginning of time as messengers, transportation, interaction, and destinations. Birds differ because some are quite intelligent, have silent flights, while others can see only in the day, and some can only see at night. Some birds are nocturnal species while others are not.
There are many species of birds that have become god friends to humans. Some birds can fly free, while some cannot fly at all. Birds have been seen in all colors from bight pink to the deepest darkest brown or black. Birds have even been featured in films, famous movies, books and more. They have inspired poets, journalists, musicians, painters, photographers and other professionals.
List of Top 10 Most Famous Historical Birds in The World 2016-2017
10. London Tower Ravens-
It is near the tower of London that a unique group of six ravens live. There is the superstition that these six ravens are there to protect the Britain and the tower. Wild ravens have been known for living at this tower for centuries. They are native to Britain and the British Isles. Today, these ravens are a main attraction for London tourists. If a ravel feels threatened, it can bite. The western world became truly fascinated with ravens after the famous poet Edgar Allen Poe published the poem ” The Raven.”
9. Pale Male Red-tailed Hawk-
This is one of the first Red-tailed Hawks who have made is nest since the 1990’s near New York City’s Central Park on a building. Hawks usually make their nests in trees. This Hawk is known for establishing urban-dwelling Red-tailed Hawks. This Hawk has inspired the author Marie Winn to giving its name. The Hawk had made its home in Central Park since 1991.
8. Martha Passenger Pigeon-
This pigeon was named in honor of the first First Lady Martha Washington. It was born in 1885 and died in 1914. Martha’s resting place is at the National Museum of Natural History. This pigeon has become famous for being the last known living passenger pigeon. This pigeon has become a symbol of the threat of extinction.
7. Sara and Sota, A pair of Ospreys-
These two ospreys are a part of history and famous for building their nest next to, and in plain sight of the local Sarasota, Florida, ABC 7 television station’s “Tower Cam” weather camera. On the nightly news they have been featured in live shots in their nests. They are also local viewers favorites.
6. Greater,The Greater Flamingo-
This bird was the oldest flamingo on record. Greater died in 2014 at the Adelaide Zoo and was 83 years old. This flamingo was a mature male adult. The greater flamingo species is closely related to the American flamingo and Chilean flamingo species.
5. G.I. Joe Pigeon-
This pigeon was a member of the United States Army Pigeon Service and has become historical and famous for delivering the message that British forces had captured the village of Calvi Vecchia, Italy on 18th of October in 1943 and the pigeon was responsible for averting the attack and saving the lives of over a thousand people.
4. Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo) Bubi-
A species of eagle owl native to Eurasia. This one lives near the Helsinki Olympic Stadium and is considered a good omen for the Finland national football team soccer games. This famous bird has received an award “Resident of the Year” in 2007.
3. Cher in Ami (Dear Friend)-
This bird is a British breed homing pigeon. This famous historical pigeon delivered messages about the US Army during World War I. It also helped save the lost battalion of the 77th Division of the Argonne. This took place in autumn 1918. This species of pigeon is known internationally.
2. African grey parrot Alex-
This was a thirty-year (1977–2007) experiment parrot. This parrot’s accomplishments supported the idea that birds may be able to reason on a basic level and use words creatively. It has demonstrated the intelligence of a five-year-old human. The bird had the emotional level of a human two-year-old at the time of his death. The bird was purchased at a pet store near O’Hare Airport in Chicago by an Animal psychologist Irene Pepperberg. Alex had a vocabulary of over 100 words. Alex died on September 6, 2007, at the age of 31.
1. Mike the Headless Chicken Miracle Mike-
A Wyandotte chicken that lived for 18 months after his head had been cut off. He became one of the most entertaining animals in history as well. This chicken was born in April, 1945, lived on a farm in Colorado in the United States. He managed to escape death, and lived because when his master came to behead him to serve him as his mother-in-law’s meal, he missed the five-and-a-half-month-old chicken’s jugular vein, and left most of the brain cell, as well as one whole ear being intact. The chicken had a great career of touring sideshows and got photographed for leading papers and magazines, as he earned $4,500 per month.
These birds were not only famous and historical, but truly amazing to people all across the world and were remembered for their great contributions. The next time you choose a pet, think about all these awesome things these birds did. Maybe choosing a bird as your next pet can lead to fame and history. Birds are part of God’s creations just as you and I. They have thousands of species of birds in the world and they can be found living on all continents. The Top 10 Most Famous Historical Birds will always be remembered.