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Nature has made everyone beautiful in this world. There are so many beautiful birds in the structure of nature that on seeing it, a smile will bloom on your face.

After seeing these birds, your illusion will be broken that the most beautiful creation in the world is human.

Which is the most beautiful bird in the world? Who can possibly answer this question? None, because, most of the birds in this world are beautiful. However, some species certainly have spectacular characteristics that may outweigh the rest.

In this article, we will know about the 10 most beautiful and unique birds in the world

1. Bohemian waxwing

Bohemian Waxwing | Audubon Field Guide

The Bohemian waxwing is a medium-sized songbird with a distinctively shaped head and black mask. 

Thus, the Bohemian waxwing is one of the most beautiful passerine birds in the world. Bohemian waxwings live in boreal forests in North America and Eurasia, mostly in Canada and Alaska.

In winter, they migrate in large flocks to the northwestern parts of the United States. They make nests on tree branches. They feed mainly on insects and berries.

2. Blue jay

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Blue jays are one of the most intelligent and beautiful birds in the world. They are found in the forests of eastern and central North America.

The blue rays consist of a layer of stunning blue, white and black. This is the most distinctive feature of this bird, its singing. In addition to a spectacular appearance, blue jays are renowned for their intelligence. They can steal other birds’ nests and eggs.

Blue jays also imitate the sound of an eagle to deceive other birds. It is said that even in captivity blue rays can imitate human speech and the sounds of other pets.

Blue jays are social birds that are found in small flocks. But in winter, during migration to the south, they form large flocks of hundreds of blue jays.

3. Atlantic puffin

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The Atlantic puffin is a small, well-adapted seabird found along the coast of the northern United States and eastern Canada.

Atlantic puffins are also known as ‘sea parrots’ due to their huge, multi-colored bills and penguin-like coloration. Atlantic puffins spend most of their lives at sea.

Their water-resistant fins keep their bodies warm while swimming. They flap their wings to swim on the surface and underwater.

The Atlantic Puffin has an excellent diving ability. They can reach down to 60 meters when diving. They generally hunt sand eels, capelin, and hake. Atlantic puffins are also excellent fliers.

They bring small fish for their fish. Atlantic puffins can hold up to 10-30 fish in their huge beaks.

4. Keel-billed Toucan

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The key-billed toucan is one of the most amazing-billed birds in the world. They have a huge, multicolored beak that will reach up to 20 cm in length.

Because of their colorful bill, the key-billed toucan is also known as the rainbow-billed toucan. Their beak is a mixture of green, red and yellow colors.

This beautiful bird lives in the wild throughout Central and South America. Their length is 20 cm and their weight is up to 4 kg.

Key-billed toucans are poor travelers because of their heavy wings. They can only move through the branches of the tree.

5. Peacock

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There are three types of peacocks in the world – Indian, Congolese, and green-colored peacocks. Indian peacocks are the most common type of peacock found around the world.

Peacocks are famous for their colorful display of iridescent tail feathers. And peacock is also the national bird of India. Peacocks can grow up to 5 feet in length, which makes them one of the largest flying birds in the world.

The colorful tail feather display of the peacock is probably the most beautiful courtship display among the bird family. Depending on the angle of reflection of the light, the color of the tail feathers of a peacock looks different.

6. Flamingo

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The flamingo is probably the most recognizable bird in the world. The stunning red-purple plumage makes the flamingo so special among birds. They were found on every continent except Antarctica.

An adult flamingo measures 4-5 feet in length and weighs up to 3.6 kilograms. Their Long legs and specially adapted beaks allow them to catch small fish, larvae, and plankton from the soil.

Flamingos also spend hours on oil from special glands using their feathers. It helps them to always be in good shape

7. Scarlet macaw

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Scarlett is one of the most beautiful and biggest members of the macaw family. They inhabit humid evergreen forests throughout Central and South America. They are famous for their colorful valleys. 

An adult scarlet macaw is between 80-90 cm in length and weighs up to 1.5 kg. They are excellent fliers and can reach speeds of up to 35 mph. Scarlet macaws also live longer. 

The magnificent, scarlet macaw is also one of the most intelligent birds in the world. In captivity, they can easily learn words, sounds, and movements.

8. Golden pheasant

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Golden pheasants are famous for their brilliantly colored plumage. His underpart is bright red and face. The sides and throat are rusty. They also have dark, red shoulder feathers and a long pale brown tail.

Male golden pheasants are more colorful than males. Golden pheasants live in dense forests and woodlands in western and central China.

9. Hyacinth macaw

Hyacinth Macaw - eBird

The world’s largest parrot is the Hyacinth Macaw Parrot found in South America. Its length is about 1 meter. It is definitely the biggest, but not the heaviest.

Its weight can range from 1.2 to 1.7 kg. These parrots like to live in pairs. When the Macaw Parrot is domesticated, it gets along well with its owner.

10. Wood duck

Wood duck - Wikipedia

Wood ducks nest in tree cavities up to 15 meters off the ground.  The oldest recorded Wood Duck was a male and at least 22 years, 6 months old. He had been banned in Oregon and was found in California.

The wood duck is about 43–52 centimeters and is also one of the most beautiful birds in the world.


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