10 Most Dangerous Birds In The World


As we all know birds are extremely famous for their innocent behavior. But did you know that they can be dangerous and cause problems for you? Pigeons can fill your heart with love but vultures can scare you. The dynamic world of birds is full of these amazing creatures that can bring peace and joy into your life and at the same time can be dangerous for you. Following is the list of the 10 most dangerous birds in the world.

10. Red-Tailed Hawk


A red-tailed hawk is very famous and found across North America. Their weight is between 2 and 4 pounds. The length of their wingspan is between 32 and 43 inches. They are well known for their broad wings and a short tail. Females are usually longer than males. They are among those bird species who prefer to live in open areas.

They are on the list of most dangerous birds because of their powerful talons. These talons are their main weapon. They are well known for defending their territory fiercely. They don’t like and become aggressive if anyone crosses their boundaries. They quickly attack with their powerful talons.

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9. Snowy Owl


It looks so calm and innocent but can be very dangerous for its enemy. They could easily drive their predator away. They attack with their razor-sharp talons. They are also harmful to humans as well because when they feel threatened they quickly target the head and eyes. They are capable of damaging the eye very badly. This dangerous bird is native to the Arctic tundra. Snowy Owl is among the largest and most beautiful bird species in the world. With a weight of 3.5 to 6.5 lbs and length of wingspan up to 60 inches, it’s the largest and most beautiful among other owl species.

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8. Lammergeier: Most Dangerous Birds


Lammergeier is also famous with the name of bearded vultures and is one of the oldest vultures present in this world. They are also among the massive bird species as well. They have a tremendous weight of 7kg and have a wingspan between 2.3 to 2.8 meters. They mostly live in the high mountainous regions of Asia, Southern Europe, and Southern Africa.

Their main diet is carrion and bones. They prefer to eat small bones but they also eat large bones by using dropping techniques. When they find large bones they drop them from heights onto hard rocks and then they eat those pieces of bones easily. They also use this same dropping technique for prey like hard-shelled tortoises.

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7. Barred Owl


Barred Owl is extremely famous for its round head and is native to North America. Forests and woodlands are their favorite places for spending a life. They can grow up to 21 inches and the length of their wingspan is between 41 and 43 inches. The unique thing about them is that they hunt only at night. If someone interrupts or disturbs them then they become very aggressive. They attack silently so you can’t hear them when they are coming to attack you.

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6. Great Northern Loon


Great Northern Loon marks its name at number 6 in the list of most dangerous birds in the world. They can grow up to 39 inches and have a wingspan of up to 60 inches. Their beak is the most highlighted and prominent feature. They are actually migratory birds and spend their summer in Canada, Northern United States, and Greenland. In winter they prefer the Pacific and Atlantic coastlines.

They can be dangerous for humans because of their sharp peaks. They usually attack the neck and head just like attacking their predators.

5. Mute Swan


Mute Swan is very adorable and the largest waterfowl found in Europe. They prefer to live in wetlands, ponds, inland lakes, and rivers. Weight up to 28lbs and wingspan measures up to 2.4 meters. They are loaded with cuteness but they are very aggressive and can cause a problem for you. Most attacks on humans happen during their nesting time because they become very aggressive when someone interrupts them. They strike quickly through their strong wings so it’s better to stay away from them, especially in their nesting time.

4. Australian Magpie


Australian Magpies marks its name at number 4 in this list. After Southern Cassowary they are the second most dangerous bird in the country. They are extremely famous and prefer to live in parks, grasslands, gardens, and fields across Australia. They are also very aggressive and don’t allow anyone to come closer to their nests. They are among those bird species who are well known for protecting their nests.

3. European Herring Gull


With a length of 26 inches, it is the largest bird found across Western Europe. They are well known for stealing food and attacking humans. They have a large wingspan of 49-61 inches and also have razor-sharp bills. Like others, they became aggressive during nesting season. The unique and dangerous thing about them is that they attack with a whole team. So it would be better to take a distance from them.

2. Ostrich


At number 2 flightless Ostrich which most famous and largest living bird on Earth. They are native to Africa and spend their lives in grasslands, savannas, and deserts across the continent. Weighting 150 kg, a height of 6 feet, and a top speed of 43 mph they are the fastest bird living in this world. They are so powerful that with one kick they could kill humans. Ostrich’s legs are very strong and powerful.

1. Southern Cassowary


Southern Cassowary is at the top of the list of most dangerous birds in the world. Just like Ostrich, this insane bird is also famous for attacking humans. Their weight is between 75-80 kg and is 5.1 feet high. Same like Ostriches their main and powerful weapon is their strong legs. They are capable of producing a vital and brutal attack through the legs. With a single strike, they can easily break bones, can cause critical injuries, and even death as well.