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Saturday, 13 September 2014


Amazing Birds

Perhaps many of you have not even heard of.
Long-velvet weaver
These South African bird got its name from the black color and a very long tail, which develops in flight, like a ribbon.Tail males can reach 16 cm and is twice the length of their bodies. In contrast to males, females have a rather nondescript sand-black color.
Diamond pheasant

This amazingly beautiful bird comes from the mountainous regions of Southeast Asia, inhabiting the hill north of Burma, Tibet and south-western provinces of China.
Royal Mukhoed
There are 4 types of the Royal Flycatcher, and each of them has a tuft of hair, resembling a fan: a sort of "crown", which, however, can be seen only in the female during courtship and during competition with other males.
Scaly bird of paradise
Inhabit the forests of New Guinea. When this kind of bird was first introduced to Europe, people have decided that they are not real. All the matter in unusual feathers that adorn the heads of males. These birds are singly in their nature and never form a pair. 
Mandarin belongs to the genus of forest ducks, which includes another little known species - Karolinskaya duck (Karolinka). Both these species are very similar both in appearance and lifestyle. Mandarin lives in the Far East, Karolinka - in North America. In the woods Mandarin often sit on the trees, and very cleverly move among the branches. 
Quetzal - the national bird of Guatemala, and even currency in this country bears its name. Once upon a time the Mayans worshiped the bird, considering it sacred. Their feathers were almost priceless, and wear them as decoration only allowed chiefs and priests.
Sirenevogrudaya Roller
This bird gets its name from the spectacular courtship the female in flight, during which the male, up to a considerable height, circling at high speed rushes into the water, at the same time uttering loud sounds. They live in savannas and agricultural areas in eastern and southern Africa.
Inca tern-
These sea birds make their nests with a mustache on the rocky coasts of Chile and Peru. Interestingly, the Inca Tern, having quite distinctive appearance is also different with their singing. Birds make sounds that resemble a cat's meow. 
Golden bee-eater
This is one of the most colorful birds in Europe, up to 28 cm. It is a migratory bird that winters in tropical Africa or India.
Curled arasari
This bird belongs to the family tukanovyh got its name thanks to the feathers on the head. They twisted like a ribbon on a packed gift.
Sineshapochnaya Tanager
There are three subspecies of these birds, which differ primarily in the feathers of the neck and head. They live in low-lying areas of tropical forests in the eastern part of South America. Hold, usually in pairs or in groups. 
Sinegolovaya bird of paradise
"Crown" turquoise color of the male - not actually feathers, and the area of ​​bare skin.
Guiana rock cockerel
Wreath in a semicircle on the head of these birds is formed by two rows of feathers. He is always visible and does not disappear after the breeding season, as is often the case in other species of birds.
Livingston Turaco
These birds belong to the family Turakovo, which literally means "bananoedy." Despite its name, they do not eat bananas.
Brilliant kotinga
This species lives in the Amazon rainforest. But, as it usually happens in the world of birds, females are less fortunate: they have a gray-brown color with dark spots.
Collared Trogon
Trogon this type can be found on the island of Borneo. They live in pairs or one at a time, and nest in tree hollows.Interesting fact: collared trogon have a habit for a long time to sit still, jumping up from their seats only to grab an insect or disrupt the berry. 
Momot sinebrovy
Momotov live in Central America.
Sinehvostaya pita
Lives in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical and tropical rainforests. 
Krasnoklyuvaya Alcyone
Asian bird of the family Kingfishers. Nests in dry cultural landscapes in the palm groves, parks and sometimes in forest clearings, but more often on steep banks near water. Socket digs burrows up to 50 cm. 
Small mullet
Meet the mullet can be in the south-eastern United States, in the central and northern part of South America.Inhabits this kind of birds in the marshes with dense vegetation.
Gorgeous astrapiya
It is one of 41 species of birds of paradise, which can be found only in the mountains of New Guinea.
The world's only mountain parrot can be found on the southern island of New Zealand. 
South American night heron
 Else it is called nodding herons on the spot on his head.
Filamentous bird of paradise
These birds live on the eastern and western coasts of New Guinea and the islands of Salavat, where settle mainly in the mountainous areas, live in families or in packs.

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