See the Top Highest Flying Birds in the World

Today, modern science use technology like satellites and bird ringing to follow high-flying birds on their journeys. We’d all love to be able to leap in the air like these highest-flying birds in the world.

Ruppell’s Griffon Vulture — 37,000 feet

At 37,000 feet, the griffon vulture is on record as reaching the highest altitude in the bird kingdom.

Crane — 33,000 feet

The common crane can hit over 30,000 feet and has flown across the Himalayas. Also known as the Eurasian crane, the bird’s seen in Northern parts of Asia and Europe.

Bar-headed Goose — 29,000 feet

The bar-headed goose can ascend to 29,000 feet, high enough to sail over Mount Everest.

Whooper Swan — 27,000 feet

Usually, they stick to an altitude of about 8,000 feet while they migrate. But records show they’ve attained up to 27,000 feet above sea level.

Alpine Chough — 26,500 feet

With its nests at altitudes of 21,000 or more feet, the alpine chough is the world’s highest nester.


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