April 22, 2021

Check These Extraordinarily Beautiful Birds You Might Not Have Heard About (+20 Pics)

I don’t know if you ever noticed how beautiful birds can change our whole perspective. We can be having a bad day, but if a pretty bird comes into view, suddenly we all feel a little lighter.

According to bird watchers and scientists, there are roughly 9,000 to 10,000 species of birds. One way to spot them is physical appearance when you take a closer look, it becomes obvious that birds are available many shapes and colors, and a few are absolutely drop-dead gorgeous. From those with incredible eyelashes to those that appear as if tiny cotton balls, continue scrolling and take a look at a number of the foremost beautiful birds from around the world.

Mountain Bluebird

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Secretary Bird

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Victoria Crowned Pigeon

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Due to their various aspects, birds have developed intricate plumages including protection from predators, via camouflage, and sending sexual signals to potential mates. They usually lose and replace their feathers at least once a year through molt and regrowth.

Mya Thompson, the co-director for Engagement in Science and Nature for the Cornell Lab, wrote: “Each feather on a bird’s body is a finely tuned structure that serves an important role in the bird’s activities. Feathers allow birds to fly, but they also help them show off, blend in, stay warm, and keep dry. Some feathers evolved as specialized airfoils for efficient flight. Others have been shaped into extreme ornamental forms that create impressive displays but may even hinder mobility. Often we can readily tell how a feather functions, but sometimes the role of a feather is mysterious and we need a scientific study to fill in the picture.

Long Tailed Tit

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The Secretary

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One good example of these mysteries is feather tufts on the heads of Great Horned Owls (Bubo virginianus) which often are mistaken for ears. Their contour feathers are completely separate from the ear and do not help owls hear, yet scientists can’t explain the function of these tufts. Some think the horns are for display, others suggest that owls use them for more complete camouflage while roosting in daylight, but no one knows for sure.

Blue Crowned Pigeon

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Bearded Reedling

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Sword-Billed Hummingbird

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Mandarink Duck

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Inca Tern

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Crested Duck

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Taiwan Blue Magpie

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Malaysian Large Frogmouth And Her Baby

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Grandala

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Beautiful Strawberry Finch

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The Harpy Eagle

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Pigeon With A Curly Perm

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Dracula Parrot

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South Philippine Dwarf Kingfisher

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Quetzal

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Golden Pheasant

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The Nicobar Pigeon

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