The Top 5 Heaviest Flying Birds

  Name of Bird Location(s) Weight (kg) Weight (lbs) Red List Status
1 The Kori Bustard
(Ardeotis kori)
Africa 19 41 Least Concern
2 The Mute Swan
(Cygnus olor)
Europe, Western Asia 18 39 Least Concern
3 The Andean Condor
(Vultur gryphus)
South America 15 33 Near Threatened
4 The Great White Pelican
(Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Europe, Asia, Africa 14 30 Least Concern
5 The Sarus Crane
(Grus antigone)
Australia, Asia 12 26 Vulnerable
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Sources:  Birdlife International (2005) Species factsheet

List Notes: Please note that this list represents above-average weights. Average bird weights of these species are often much lower (about half of the weights listed).
Image by Arnstein Rønning (Own work) [CC-BY-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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