20 Most Unique Birds in the World

There are over 10,000 bird species that exist on Earth. They roam the lands and dive into the waters of our planet. While some of them may be similar to one another, other species are so unique you would not believe that they are true. Today you will be amazed to know about the Top 20 Most unique birds in the world. 1. Blue Jay Latin name Cyanocitta cristata, are native to North America but are commonly found in the central and eastern regions of the United States. This exotic bird is ten inches in length and weighs three ounces. Blue Jays eat nuts, seeds, and acorns, but they are known to eat small insects such as grasshoppers, caterpillars, or beetles. These beautiful birds are recognizable by their bright blue colors, contrasting light grey chests, and white faces. One unique identifier of the Blue Jay is when they are frightened or upset the crest on their head will stand up. 2. Hoopoe This strange bird lives in Africa, Europe, and Asia. They grow up to 5 inches in length and weigh just 2 ounces. These unique birds eat a variety of bugs including ants, beetles, crickets, locusts, and more. They are identifiable by their long beak, black and white striped feathers, brown heads, and brown crest with black and white stripes on the tips. The amazing fact is, this rare bird is the national bird of Israel. The hoopoe was classified in the clade Coraciiformes, which also includes kingfishers, bee-eaters, and rollers. A close relationship between the hoopoe and the wood hoopoes is also supported by the shared and unique nature of their stapes. 3. Western Parotia This unbelievable unique bird perform a series of courtship displays on terrestrial courts in exploded leks. In courtship display, the male performs a ballerina-like dance with its elongated black plumes spread around skirt-like, right below the iridescent breast shield. During the spectacular dance, he shakes his head and neck rapidly to show the brilliance of his inverted silver triangle-shaped head adornment to attending females in our mother nature. The nest is built and attended by the female alone; breeding season is largely unknown. 4. Green Wing Macaw Parrot The Green Wing Macaw Parrot, Latin name Ara chloropterus, lives in central and northern South America. They are about 40 inches long and weighs just under 3 pounds. These rare birds eat berries, fruit, nuts, and seeds. The ultimate fact is, they are known for their bright red, blue, and green colors. Their bodies usually feature vibrant red feathers, with a green band around their wings and back, with blue on the tips of their wings and tail feathers. This strange bird is one of the more popular species of parrot in the pet trade due to their personalities. 5. Red Crested Turaco This most amazing birds are native to Africa. They can be found in the savanna, woodlands, and forests of sub-Saharan Africa. Red Crested Turacos are about 20 inches in length and weigh less than 1 pound. They eat seeds, fruits, flowers, leaves, and termites. These birds are not the best flyers, but they can run extremely fast and they sound like a jungle monkey. They have forever green body, white-face, and have a red crest. Their beautiful red crest can stand up nearly two inches. 6. Vogelkop Superb Bird The Vogelkop bowerbird also known as the Vogelkop gardener bowerbird, is a medium-sized, bowerbird of the mountains of the Vogelkop Peninsula at Western New Guinea, Indonesia. It has a very small variety of which it eats, usually only eating Fruit and small Arthropods. Plumage range from black to a painter's palette of bright colors. Some of the feathers are as delicate as lace, while others shimmer with a metallic golden sheen. Some males have wattles, bright-blue mouths, or colored patches of naked skin. In 2018, the Vogelkop superb bird-of-paradise was confirmed to be a separate species to the superb bird of paradise. 7. Shoebill Stork This list of top 5 includes this shoebill stork which has a whale-headed stork and a very large stork-like bird. Its flapping rate, at an estimated 150 flaps per minute, is one of the slowest of any bird, with the exception of the larger stork species. The pattern is alternating flapping and gliding cycles of approximately seven seconds each. They are quite sensitive to human disturbance and may abandon their nests if flushed by humans. The population is estimated at between 5,000 and 8,000 individuals, the majority of which live in swamps in South Sudan, Uganda, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Zambia. Which one did you find the most unique Have you ever seen any of these bird in real life Let us know in the comment section below. #ultimatefact #facts #uniquebird

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