10 Most Dangerous Birds In The World

You know the difference between a pigeon and a vulture. One can fill your heart with love where another will definitely scare you. That’s the world of birds – so diverse. Some can bring peace and joy, some cause trouble and some others can even kill you. Here the list of 10 most dangerous birds in the world.

10. Red-tailed Hawk


Red-tailed hawk is a common hawk found across North America. They typically weigh between 2 and 4 pounds. The wingspan of red-tailed hawk is measure between 38 and 43 inches. They become aggressive if you cross their boundary and would attack with their powerful talons. It could result in severe injuries.

9. Snowy Owl

Snowy owl is one of the largest and most beautiful species of owls in the world. Snowy owl is known to protect their territory aggressively. With the attack of razor sharp talons, snowy owl could drive their predators away. If a human is a threat, they would target head and the eyes. Snowy owls track to the eyes could be very serious.

8. Lammergeier

Lammergeier also called as bearded vultures. They use dropping techniques if they get large bones. That’s dropping large bones from a great height onto hard rocks. Not just bones, lammergeiers use same dropping technique for prey like hard shelled tortoises. But this technique of lammergeiers could cause severe injuries to humans within the zone.

7. Barred Owl

Barred owl is a large, round-headed owl which widespread in North America. Barred owls dangerous for humans. Because they become very aggressive if disturbed. Also, you can’t hear these owls coming to attack you. They target the head on attack with sharp claws, which result in serious injuries.

6. Great Northern Loon

Great Northern loon is a large diving bird which also known as common loon. Great Northern loon dangerous to humans – their sharp beak. They target head or neck, just like attacking their natural predators such as bald eagles, gulls, sea otters, ravens or skunks. Such an attack with a spear like beaks could cause serious problems.

5. Mute Swan

The cuteness of mute swans may force you to go near them. But keep in mind that they are aggressive and can pose danger to you. The attack from mute swans on humans mostly happen during their nesting time, in the spring season. Nesting swans defend their zone vigorously. Considering their size and strength of wings their attack could result in serious injuries, especially to eyes.

4. Australian Magpie

Australian magpie is probably is the second most dangerous bird of the country, after Southern Cassowary. In Spring, when nesting period arrives, Australian magpies becomes very aggressive. This behavior is to protect their nest. If they found you as a threat, they would attack you fearlessly. If feel threatened, magpies would swoop and attack the intruders. It could end in severe skin or eye injuries.

3. European Herring Gull

These gulls are notorious for both stealing food and attack on humans. Like other birds, European herring gulls also become more aggressive and attack during nesting season. If one herring gull is alone and being provoked it would immediately call for help from other adult birds. Such an incident would result in a group attack from Europen herring gulls.

2. Ostrich

The flightless ostrich is the largest living bird on Earth. The long, powerful legs are the main weapon of an ostrich. With these powerful legs, ostriches can outrun their predators. If needed, they also use powerful kicks to escape from the predators such as lion and leopards. To your surprise, a powerful kick of an ostrich could kill a lion or a human.

1. Southern Cassowary

Southern cassowary is probably the most dangerous living bird in the world. Unprovoked attack from cassowaries is rare. If provoked or feel as a threat to their chicks, cassowaries would definitely attack. The method of attacking itself that makes cassowary attacks so dangerous – they can strike in both forward and downward direction.
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