8 of the biggest birds on Earth


The world's largest bird, known for its long neck and powerful legs, capable of reaching speeds up to 70 km/h (43 mph).


Native to Australia, the emu is the second tallest and one of the heaviest birds globally, standing up to 6.2 feet (1.9 meters) tall.

Southern Cassowary

A flightless bird found in the tropical forests of New Guinea and Australia, known for its striking blue skin and helmet-like casque.

Andean Condor

South America's largest flying bird, with a wingspan reaching up to 10.5 feet (3.2 meters) and often revered in Andean cultures.

Dalmatian Pelican

One of the world's heaviest flying bird species, found in Europe and Asia, with a wingspan that can exceed 11 feet (3.5 meters).

California Condor

North America's largest bird, known for its impressive wingspan of up to 9.8 feet (3 meters) and conservation efforts to protect its dwindling population.

Wandering Albatross

With the largest wingspan of any living bird, sometimes exceeding 11 feet (3.4 meters), these seabirds are renowned for their ability to glide effortlessly over vast ocean distances.

Kori Bustard

Native to Africa, this large bird is known for its elaborate courtship displays and can weigh up to 42 pounds (19 kilograms).