How Much Do Birds Eat?

Considering how small and light they are, birds are very big eaters.

Since birds do everything quickly, they fly quickly, they run quickly, even their hearts beat quickly, birds need a lot of food energy to keep going.

Most birds eat half their weight in food every day. That’s like a 100-pound person eating 50 pounds of food in a day. And some young birds eat more than their weight in food every day.

Scientists watching a mother wren feeding her chicks found that she brought food back to her nest more than 1,200 times in 24 hours.

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