Most beautiful birds
It’s not easy to tell what the most beautiful birds are, as they are all amazing and beautiful creatures. For me, the most beautiful bird is swan. According to zoologists, the Northern Hemisphere species of swan have pure white plumage but the Southern Hemisphere species are mixed black and white. And the Australian Black Swan is completely black except for the white flight feathers on its wings. Meanwhile, the chicks of black swans are light grey in color, and the South American Black-necked Swan has a black neck. Noteworthy, swans usually mate for life, though ‘divorce’ does sometimes occur, particularly following nesting failure. And the number of eggs in each clutch ranges from three to eight.
There are four flamingo species in the Americas and two species in the Old World. Flamingos are very social birds that live in colonies that can number in the thousands. The Old World flamingos were considered by the Ancient Egyptians to be the living representation of the god Ra, in The Bahamas they are the national bird.
Rainbow Lorikeet parrot, Oregon Zoo. This small, brightly colored (in all colors of the rainbow) parrots live in Australia, New Guinea, Indonesia and the Philippines. On this beautiful bird walk strange stories: that every spring they begin to fall, forcing the Australians to bear them in veterinaries.
American kestrel. It lives throughout the Western Hemisphere, from Canada to the north to the Falkland Islands in the south. One of the most elegant and small birds of prey.
Atlantic deadlock. These birds nest in groups or colonies on steep sea coast of the North Atlantic. They feed on small fish and marine invertebrates. Received its name because of the gullibility of people. A man very much crippled population of these birds comely.
Crowned Crane. Lives in West and East Africa. Very romantic bird. Courtship may be accompanied by reciprocal dances, which include jumping, dash, flapping wings, tossing bundles of grass or swaying his head.
Red Cardinal. It lives mainly in the eastern U.S. states, as well as in southeastern Canada and Mexico. Coloring of the male bright crimson, with a black “mask” on its face. In the painting is dominated by female gray-brown tone, with reddish feathers on the wings, breast, and tuft, with less pronounced “mask” than the male.
Kingfisher. Moved only with the help of wings, as the legs are short and are not intended for long-term displacement. Plumage dull near Kingfisher, its brightness is achieved due to the refraction of light feathers. Kingfishers love the solitude, to see them – a rarity. Voice – an intermittent beeping “tiip-tiip-tiip.”
Red Macaw. The king parrots. Despite the grand and colorful look at the macaw was a hard fate. They have long been hunted Indians. The meat they use for food and feathers – feathers for arrows and accessories.
Mandarin. A bird of the family Anatidae. Its flying fast and maneuverable, it’s easy to take off, sometimes almost straight up. Unlike most ducks, tangerine can often be seen sitting on the branches of trees or on cliffs. Hunting is prohibited on the tangerine, it has been included in the Red Book of Russia as a rare species. This duck breed in the parks as ornamental birds.
Most beautiful birds
Paradise Tanagra. Occurs in eastern Colombia, Bolivia, Brazil, French Guiana and Guyana. Looks very specific. Light green with blue muzzle breast, as if his beard, and purple chin, one can not leave indifferent of who saw this beauty.
Peacock. The bird, domesticated by man. A characteristic feature is the strong development of the male upper coverts feathers, wrongly taken by the tail. Peacocks have long been revered in the East and is also anxious to include them in the West. In Hindu mythology, when Krishna and Radha – two sides of the god Vishnu – dancing and having fun in the eternal joy of love.
The Domestic Canary, often simply known as the canary, is a domesticated form of the wild Canary, a small songbird in the finch family originating from the Macaronesian Islands (Azores, Madeira and Canary Islands)
The Snowy Owl is a large owl of the typical owl, first classified in 1758 by Carolus Linnaeus, the Swedish naturalist. The bird is also known in North America as the Arctic Owl, Great White Owl, Icelandic Snow Owl, or Harfang. By the way, The Snowy Owl is the official bird of Quebec.