If you want to know the definition of beauty you need to see the world of birds. Which is the most beautiful bird in the world? Nothing specific because the majority of birds in this world are beautiful. However, some species have striking features which could outrank the rest. Let’s see the most amazing top 8 birds in the world.
1. Vulturine Guineafowl
It is the largest extant species of guineafowl. Systematically, it is only distantly related to other guineafowl genera. Its closest living relative, the white-breasted guineafowl, Agelastes Meleagris inhabit primary forests in Central Africa. The Vulturine Guineafowl is a gregarious species, forming flocks typically of about 25 birds outside the breeding season. This species’ food is seeds and small invertebrates. This guineafowl is terrestrial and will run rather than fly when alarmed. Despite the open habitat, it tends to keep to cover, and roosts in trees. It makes loud calls.
2. Tufted Puffin
Also known as the crested puffin, is a relatively abundant medium-sized pelagic seabird in the auk family found throughout the North Pacific Ocean. It is one of three species of puffin that make up the genus Fratercula and is easily recognizable by its thick red bill and yellow tufts. The Aleut and Ainu people of the North Pacific traditionally hunted tufted puffins for food and feathers. Skins were used to make tough parkas worn feather side in and the silky tufts were sewn into ornamental work. Currently, the harvesting of a tufted puffin is discouraged throughout its range.
3. Black Heron
It is also known as the black egret, which is an African heron. It is well known for its habit of using its wings to form a canopy when fishing. The black heron uses a hunting method called canopy feeding—it uses its wings like an umbrella, creating shade that attracts fish. This technique was well documented in episode 5 of the BBC’s The Life of Birds. The nest of the black heron is constructed of twigs placed over water in trees, bushes, and reed beds, forming a solid structure. The heron nests at the beginning of the rainy season.
4. Temminck Tragopan
It is medium-sized, approximately 64 cm long. The male is a stocky red-and-orange bird with white-spotted plumage, a black bill, and pink legs. He has bare blue facial skin, an inflatable dark-blue lappet, and horns. To the female, she is white-spotted brown with blue circular eye skin. Its appearance resembles the satyr tragopan, but unlike the latter species, it has all red upper body plumage and an orange collar. The diet consists mainly of berries, grass, and plants.
The genus is found on the island of New Guinea as well as the nearby islands groups of the Aru Islands, D’Entrecasteaux Islands, and Raja Ampat Islands. The species inhabit a range of forest types from sea level to mid-montane forests. Several species have highly restricted distributions, and all species have disjunct distributions. A 2009 study examining the mitochondrial DNA of the family found that the Paradisaea birds-of-paradise were in a clade with the genus Cicinnurus. It showed that the blue bird-of-paradise was a sister taxon to all the other species in this genus.
6. Lyrebird Lyrebirds
They were thought to be Galliformes like the broadly similar-looking partridge, junglefowl, and pheasants familiar to Europeans reflected in the early names given to the superb lyrebird, including native pheasant. They were also called peacock-wrens and Australian birds-of-paradise. The idea that they were related to the pheasants was abandoned when the first chicks, which are altricial, were described.
7. Palm cockatoo
Also known as the goliath cockatoo or great black cockatoo, is a large smoky-grey or black parrot of the cockatoo family native to New Guinea, the Aru Islands, and the Cape York Peninsula. It has a very large black beak and prominent red cheek patches. It has a unique territorial display where the bird drums with a large stick or seed pod against a tree, creating a loud noise that can be heard up to 100 m away. The vocalizations of palm cockatoos are similar to those of most wild parrots, but they have also been shown to produce a variety of additional syllables in display and exchange with neighboring individuals.
8. Hawk headed parrot
The red-fan parrot possesses elongated neck feathers that can be raised to form an elaborate fan, which greatly increases the bird’s apparent size, and is possibly used when threatened. It generally lives in undisturbed forest, feeding in the canopy on fruits. It has a dark brown face with white streaks, a bare black patch around its brown eye, green wings, flanks and tail, and red and blue barred breast. Red-fan parrots.
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