How strong are birds?


This BirdLife video is about strong birds.

From BirdLife:

Today’s BirdLife Games event is Weight Lifting

19-08-2008

Today’s BirdLife Olympic event is Weight Lifting. Weightlifting is a sport in which participants attempt a maximum weight single lift of a barbell loaded with weights. The heaviest weight lift of all time is 266.0 kg (586.4 lb) lifted by Leonid Taranenko in Canberra, Australia.

Birds are amazing athletes – Can you spot which of the bird species below has can not only lift, but also fly with prey weighing up to 6.8 kg?

A – Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus

B – Indian Vulture Gyps indicus

C – Blakiston’s Fish-owl Ketupa blakistoni

D – Philippine Eagle Pithecophaga jefferyi

To find out the correct answer email birdlifegames@gmail.com. You’ll instantly recieve an email with a link to the answers page.

If you’d like to have the chance of winning a copy of the Rare Birds Yearbook 2008, put your answer in the subect area (e.g. ANSWER F), and your name and country in the main text. Good luck!

Tony Blair at Beijing Olympics: here.

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