9 of The Biggest Birds on Earth

WANDERING ALBATROSS (DIOMEDEA EXULANS): Introducing the largest bird in the planet, at least as far as its wings extend. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) states that these seabirds can.

OSTRICH (STRUTHIO CAMELUS): The ostrich is without a doubt the largest bird on Earth in terms of both size and weight. These enormous birds can reach heights of nine feet (2.7 meters) and weights of up to 287 pounds (130 kilograms).

GREATER RHEA (RHEA AMERICANA): Rhea are South American cousins of the ostrich, despite the fact that these birds may appear immature.

CASSOWARY (CASUARIUS CASUARIUS): One of the most ape-like birds to scavenge across New Guinea and mainland Australia is the southern cassowary.

DALMATIAN PELICAN (PELECANUS CRISPUS): Not only is the Dalmatian pelican the largest species worldwide, but it is also one of the largest flying birds.

SHOEBILL (BALAENICEPS REX): Shoebills, also called whale-headed storks, are among the tallest and oddest birds in Africa. These peculiar storks are about five feet (1.5 meters) tall.

GREAT BUSTARD (OTIS TARDA): The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) states that great bustards are the largest land bird in Europe, but they are also found in Central Asia, Russia, and Morocco.

EMPEROR PENGUIN (APTENODYTES FORSTERI): Emperor penguins are the largest of the 18 species of penguins found in the world, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

ANDEAN CONDOR (VULTUR GRYPHUS): According to the San Diego Wildlife Alliance, the Andean condor is the largest raptor species on the globe and has the second-largest wingspan of any bird, measuring about 10.5 feet (3.2 meters).