10 Highest Flying Birds In The World By Flight Height

There are only few birds in the world who can fly above at an altitude of 37,100 ft, Check out the top 10 list of highest flying birds in the world.

Ruppell’s Vulture – 37,100 Feet

Ruppell’s Vulture is a very large vulture occur in the wild of the Sahel region of central Africa. The Critically Endangered Ruppell’s Vulture fly at an altitude of 37,100 ft above sea level.

Common Crane – 33,000 Feet

Common Crane along with the demoiselle crane are medium sized crane species. This species is found in Europe and Asia and among the highest flying birds in the world by flight height.

Bar Headed Goose – 29,000 Feet


Bar Headed Goose breeds in Central Asia, habitat in high altitude lakes near mountain in South Asia and India. The bird is one of the world’s highest flying birds and seen over Mount Everest 29,035 ft.

Whooper Swan – 27,000 Feet

Whooper Swan is large bird and amongst the heaviest flying birds in the world. The whooper swan is the national bird of Finland.

Alpine Chough – 26,500 Feet

Alpine Chough in the crow family bird that breed in mountains of Africa and Asia. This bird nest at a higher altitude than any other bird and fly at an altitude of 26,500 ft.

Bearded Vulture – 24,000 Feet


Bearded Vulture also known as lammergeier is the only known bird whose diet only bone. The Lammergeier breeds on high mountains of Africa,Europe and Indian subcontinent.

Andean Condor – 21,300 Feet


Andean Condor is a large black new world vulture, found in the Andes mountains and one of the world’s longest living birds.

Mallard – 21,000 Feet

Mallard Wild Duck belongs to the waterfowl family and a very adaptable species of bird. The wild duck is a medium sized waterfowl species, distributed across the Southern emispheres and a strongly migratory bird.

Bar Tailed Godwit – 20,000 Feet

Bar Tailed Godwit breeds on Arctic and known for non stop flight journey. The bird migrates in flocks from New Zealand to Alaska and has longest non stop flight of any bird.

White Stork – 16,000 Feet

White Stork is one of the large bird from the stork family, found Sub-Saharan Africa to the Indian subcontinent. The white stork is a long distance migratory bird and can reach 4,800 metres flight height while migrating.

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