Largest Types of Birds

Name the world's heaviest birds and the birds with the longest wingspans.
The heaviest birds are in order by weight. The longest wingspans are ordered alphabetically.
This quiz uses common names. We sometimes group multiple species together
Sources: Wingspan, Weight
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Last updated: December 4, 2019
First submittedMarch 30, 2014
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Heaviest Birds
#1
Ostrich
#2
Cassowary
#3
Emu
#4
Emperor Penguin
#5
Rhea
Longest Wingspans
Albatross
Bustard
Condor
Pelican
Stork
Swan
Vulture
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Level 72
Mar 31, 2014
A wonderful bird is the pelican, His bill will hold more than his belican, He can take in his beak Enough food for a week But I'm damned if I see how the helican! couldn't resist.
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Level 59
Apr 10, 2014
Alas no dodos or archaeopteryx either.
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Level 79
Apr 28, 2014
nor gnus, moas
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Level 78
Apr 20, 2020
There was a bird called a gnu too? Never heard of that one.
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Level 68
Apr 28, 2014
Or Big Bird (somebody had to bring him up!)
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Level 79
Apr 28, 2014
M R Ducks
A R Not
S A R
C M Wangs?
L I B
M R Ducks
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Level 85
May 7, 2014
I got most of that, but I couldn't figure out "L I B". Well, I'll be?
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Level 38
Jun 28, 2017
Well I'll be!
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Level 27
Dec 7, 2014
I don't get it
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Level 81
Apr 20, 2020
Yeah I don't really get it either... I guess reading it aloud is supposed to approximate a conversation about whether or not there are ducks, or something? According to this post on reddit it is some of sort of joke, but the humor escapes me.
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Level 78
Dec 15, 2014
Two more if you can stand them: M R PUP EEEE M R Not O S A R C M P N? L I B M R PUP EEEE and, M R Snakes M R not Snakes O S A R C D B D IIIII? L I B M R Snakes
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Level 30
Dec 3, 2017
Here is a quiz for you
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Level 38
Apr 20, 2020
I've heard a bit of a shorter version, but I like yours! Here's the one I know: M R Ducks. M R Not. M R Ducks! C D B D I's! O I C, M R Ducks.
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Level 78
Dec 15, 2014
Surprised not to see herons, flamingos, ibis, even peacocks, geese, and turkeys.
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Level 76
Oct 12, 2015
Herons are tiny compared to ostriches. They're tiny even compared to swans.
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Level 56
Aug 18, 2017
Well green herons are. Great Blues are quite large, actually.
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Level 70
Nov 26, 2017
Goliath Heron's males have wingspan of 2.4 metres up to 7ft 6in............ not too small I would suggest.
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Level 63
Apr 22, 2016
Kept trying Dee Reynolds. Not sure why it's not on here.
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Level 72
Aug 15, 2016
It's a mystery.
+1
Level 38
Jun 28, 2017
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Level 51
Mar 21, 2017
Albatross seems to have the longest wingspan, though
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Level 38
Jun 28, 2017
I spelt 'stork' as 'stalk'... durrr :(
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Level 81
Apr 20, 2020
How's the weather up in Boston? ;)
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Level 78
Apr 20, 2020
Since the word spelt was used, I'm guessing mdjones resides in Old England rather than New England. :)
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Level 44
Apr 23, 2020
I know he lives in England.
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Level 56
Aug 18, 2017
I'm very close to positive that the bird with the largest wingspan is the Wandering Albatross, but I'll believe you Quizmaster...
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Level 81
Aug 1, 2018
Huh. I always thought "bustard" was just a common mispronunciation of "buzzard."
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Level 44
Apr 23, 2020
no it's a mispronunciation of bastard probably.
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Level 57
Feb 2, 2019
I killed the spelling on cassowary :(
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Level 32
Feb 21, 2019
I was listening to an I Hate Everything video while doing this quiz. I couldn't think of the #2 largest bird and it was killing me. Then in the I Hate Everything video he started talking about how he wouldn't kill a cassowary because he likes birds to much. That was the strangest coincidence that has ever happened to me.
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Level 35
Apr 20, 2020
crane
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Level 43
Apr 20, 2020
I got all the heaviest birds but could only get the most obvious one for wingspan xD
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Level 17
Apr 20, 2020
I was thinking Ostrich will be a popular answer
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Level 65
Apr 20, 2020
I can only think of bustards in connection to Dr. Seuss. It's just true now.
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Level 28
Apr 20, 2020
Peacock or Peahens wingspan ????
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Level 67
Apr 20, 2020
Their wingspan is around 1.6 meters (a bit over 5 feet). The shortest wingspan on the list up there is around 2.7 meters (a little less than 9 feet.)
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Level 46
Apr 20, 2020
Ostrich never comes up on Jetpunk! It never comes up at all! I answer “ostrich” on every Jetpunk quiz but it never comes up at all! Ostrich owsrichb lol Haha I used to type ostrich as an answer for everything on Jetpunk when I was little and now it’s a running joke.
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Level 46
Apr 20, 2020
All of these are found in the southern hemisphere and only some in the northern.
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Level 56
Apr 21, 2020
The bustard's an exquisite fowl, With minimal reason to growl, It escaped what would be, Illegitimacy, By grace of a fortunate vowel