Birds with fantastic beauty – incredible creatures of the nature.
The most beautiful birds of the Earth: 10 of the most gorgeous feathered fellows, who will charm you with their proud posture and luxurious plumage.
Nature gifts us with a delightful assortment of wonderful and incredible phenomena. Simply ponder the unlimited number of extraordinarily unusual creatures living in the air, on the ground and under the water.
In all honesty, birds are always very beautiful creatures, so it’s kind of a difficult task trying to find the most gorgeous among them. There are around 10 thousand different bird species living on the Earth.
Some of them are unexpectedly striking and easily look like they could be fairytale creatures from fantasy books, as their beauty can stun people into speechlessness and wonder.
Peacock (Phasianidae family)
The first beautiful bird that springs to mind when people ponder the more exotic of the bird species, is without a doubt, the regal and spectacular peacock. This giant bird comes from the Phasianidae family, and has enormous tail feathers that that spread out like a fantastic fan.
The name of this bird perfectly suits the description of how it looks. The Paradisaeidae family is quiet extensive, and includes 45 different species of the Bird-of paradise – each member of the species having its own unique appearance. 38 species of these birds live in New Guinea and on the neighboring islands.
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis Cardinalis)
This is a small bird with an astounding and unforgettable appearance. The most beautiful are the male birds who are crimson colored, with a black mask around their beak, and a distinguishing crest. The northern cardinal inhabits the Eastern states of the USA, as well as Canada and Mexico. This bird is a state symbol in 7 of the states in the USA.
Lorie Parrots or just Lories (Loriinae)
These small, yet colorful parrots live on flower pollen, nectar and juicy fruits. They inhabit Australia, Indonesia, New Guinea and Philippines.
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)
This bird from the Corvidae family is not only beautiful, but unbelievably smart. It can produce a lot of different sounds and simulate the sounds of many other birds, including predators. Thanks to this astounding ability, this bird is able to notify her flock members about danger and scare uninvited guests away.
Gouldian Finch (Erythrura gouldiae)
These bright feathered fellows can be found in Australia. Many people choose to keep them as pets in their homes due to their incredible appearance. This bird species is considered endangered, thus people treat them with a very high standard of care.
Furthermore, these birds are have an incredible story attached to their name. Their name is derived from the wife of artist John Gould who painted these birds in 1844. His wife always accompanied him on his travels, thus he decided to give her name to these astonishing bird.
Long-tailed Widowbird (Euplectes progne)
This bird is rather unusual, as it has an appearance that differs according to the different seasons. The Male birds are the most interesting ones. During the breeding season they convert from being totally unnoticeable birds, that now develop a dark black plumage with long carved tails, that are twice as long as their bodies.
How could one miss such a charming guy?
Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata)
And now we finally will make an observation about a certain dazzling water-fowl. These mandarin ducks that inhabit the forests of the Far East look like a toys. The male bird’s coloring becomes even more vivid during the breeding season, consequently attracting their “brides”.
Black Crowned Crane (Balearica pavonina)
This bird is a national symbol in Africa and a member of the Red Book. The main difference between the Black crowned crane, and all other cranes, is the big crest on their head that looks like a crown or a wreath. This crest gave the bird its name.
In some countries (like Mali) people have a tradition to keep these birds in their homes, so as a result many people try to catch them and sell them. This poaching significantly affects their population.
Martial eagle (Polemaetus bellicosus)
This is a yellow-eyed predator that embodies a fusion of power and courage. The wingspan of this bird can reach up to 230cm. A couple of eagles will own a territory of up to 100 square kilometers, and they prefer to stay away from other neighbors.
These birds prefer to create nests no closer than within 50km of each other and that’s the lowest density among all the bird species that exist. Martial eagles love to be the kings of their territory, and you’d better believe us that very few creatures are willing to risk breaking this tradition.
There are many other beautiful birds found in nature: the hummingbird, flamingo, penguins, pheasants etc., this list is limitless.
We have created this TOP-10 especially for you, so can you tell us, which bird is your favorite?