At 37,000 feet, the griffon vulture is on record as reaching the highest altitude in the bird kingdom.
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.
The bar-headed goose can ascend to 29,000 feet, high enough to sail over Mount Everest.
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.
With its nests at altitudes of 21,000 or more feet, the alpine chough is the world’s highest nester.