Most Exotic Birds in the World

Nature was undoubtedly showing off its marvelous creative skills when it made birds, the most colorful and the loveliest creatures of earth’s fauna. With their brilliantly colored bodies and pleasant chirping sounds, they are easily the most loved creatures on the earth. Traveling down to any corner of the world to see them in their natural habitat is worth the trouble, as most of these exotic birds, sadly, are numbered.

The Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus)

The Rainbow Lorikeet Most Exotic Birds in the World

Australia’s Rainbow Lorikeet

The Rainbow Lorikeet is a species of Australasian parrot commonly found along the eastern sealine of Australia, from Queensland to Southern Australia and northwest Tasmania. It is also found in Papua New Guinea, eastern Indonesia, The Solomon Islands, New Caledonia and Vanuatu. These brightly colored birds are usually found in coastal bushes, woodland areas and rainforests.

The Golden Pheasant (Chrysolophus pictus)

The Golden Pheasant Most Exotic Birds in the World

China’s Golden Pheasant

The Golden Pheasant or Chinese Pheasant is a brilliantly colored bird native of western China and the United Kingdom. The male birds more brightly colored than the female birds. These birds are not very good fliers and run or sprint around usually. These birds are usually found in forests and mountain areas.

The Quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno)

The Quetzal Most Exotic Birds in the World

The Quetzal bird of the Central America

The beautifully colored Quetzal, which is considered to be the world’s most beautiful bird is found in the tropical forests of Central America. They survive on fruits, lizards, insects and some other smaller organisms. These birds are considered as an endangered species in Guatemala.

The Hoopoe (Upupa epops)

The Hoopoe Most Exotic Birds in the World

This distinctly colored bird, that is found in Africa and Europe  is known for its crown feathers. This is the only extant species of the Upupidae family. Like this Latin name upupa, the English name is an onomatopoetic form that imitates the bird’s cry.

The Bali Bird of Paradise

The Bali Bird of Paradise Most Exotic Birds in the World

Bali Birds of the New Guinea islands and eastern Australia

These beautiful snow white colored birds which look like they actually flew down from paradise are found mostly in the islands of New Guinea, with a few in eastern Australia and Moluccas. They are usually found in thick rain forests.

The Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica)

The Atlantic Puffin Most Exotic Birds in the World

The Atlantic Puffin of Canada

These penguin like seabirds belong to the auk family and are usually found in the Canadian province of Labrador and Newfoundland. They are called as the sea rooster because of their resemblance to roosters and their bright orange bill gives them the name ‘clown of the ocean’.

The Lear’s Macaw (Anodorhynchus leari)

The Lear’s Macaw Most Exotic Birds in the World

Brazil’s Lear’s Macaw

The blue Macaw, the star of the popular hollywood movie Rio, is a rare bird which is nearing extinction.The spectacularly  blue colored macaw is also known as the Indigo Macaw. It comes under a large group of Neotropical parrots found in Brazil.

The Kingfishers (Alcedines)

The Kingfishers Most Exotic Birds in the World

Kingfishers of the wetlands and woodlands worldwide

Stork billed Kingfishers mainly feed on fish using their large bills which  help them effectively to catch and kill the prey. They also feed on insects, crabs, lizards, mice and birds their eggs. They make their habitat in freshwaters, along the coasts and mangroves. They very rarely live in urban areas.

The Peacock

The Peacock Most Exotic Birds in the World

Peacock with the tail feathers exposed

Peacocks are colorful pheasants known for their rainbow colored tails. Their coverts or tail feathers spread in a distinct train which makes for more than 60% of the bird’s body length. When their tail feathers are open, they look spectacular with beautiful  eye markings of gold, blue, red and other hues.

The Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

The Northern Cardinal Most Exotic Birds in the World

North America’s Northern Cardinal

The Male Northern Cardinal which is colored in  a beautiful shade of red is a North American bird, also known as the red bird.  Even the brown females have reddish highlights. Cardinals do not usually migrate. Their sweet shrill sounds are the first sound of the summer mornings.

The California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus)

The California Condor Most Exotic Birds in the World

North American’s California Condor

The California Condor is a large  North American bird that is rare. It  is called as the New World vulture because of its resemblance to the vulture. This is found in northern Arizona, southern Utah and in the coastal mountains of southern and central California and northern Baja California. This bird is the only surviving member of the genus Gymnogyps.

The African Crowned Crane (Balearica regulorum)

The African Crowned Crane Most Exotic Birds in the World

The African Crowned Crane of the savannahs

This bird belongs to Crane family, Gruidae and is found in African savannah south of Sahara and it usually nests in wetter regions. There are two subspecies – the Crested Crane  and the South African Crowned Crane (B. r. regulorum) found from Angola down to South Africa.

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