10 Birds You Won't Believe Actually Exist

10 Birds You Won’t Believe Actually Exist

We all know about some of the most beautiful birds and we also know about some of the most dangerous ones. From pigeons to sparrows and from owls to hawks; we know about all of these. But the world of birds is far beyond stretched then just these birds. There are some amazing birds that a lot of us don’t know about their existence. Thus, here are 10 birds you won’t believe actually exist.

Tufted Puffin:

Tufted Puffin
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Tufted Puffin is found in the colder areas of the Northern Pacific. It is a surface diving seabird and a lot of people do not know about this beauty. This is one of the largest species of the puffin bird group. These beautiful birds have golden plumes that are only visible during the mating season.

Vulturine Guineafowl:

Vulturine Guineafowl
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This bird has a unique blue color to it and its red eyes add to its spark and uniqueness. Vulturine Guineafowl is also known as “royal guineafowl.” It lives on seeds, nuts, reptiles and vegetation and fruits. This rare bird is seen in the east tropical African countries. You might view one of these in Kenya and Ethiopia. Vulturine Guineafowl is known for its running skills. It does fly rarely too but only to save its life.

Golden Pheasant:

Golden Pheasant
Photo by Gracielagv / Pixabay

This bird is native to Southern and Central China. Golden Pheasant is connected to good luck and fortune by the Chinese. According to them, if you see this bird, something amazing is going to happen to you.

Andean-Cock of the Rock:

Andean-Cock of the Rock
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This one is Peru’s national bird and these are native to South America. They usually exist in rainforests. You can easily spot an Andean due to their bright colors and the crest of their head. This is a very unique and eye-catching bird!

Magnificent Frigate Bird:

Magnificent Frigate Bird
Photo by Andy Morffew / Flickr

Frigatebirds have huge beaks and belong to the blackbird family. The male Frigate Birds have massive gular pouches which take up a huge part of their bodies. Although the bird appears to be huge and dangerous; it is one of the least harmful birds you might ever come across.

Kakapo:

Kakapo
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Kakapo is a flightless parrot, existing in New Zealand. These are the heaviest parrot species and are highly endangered at the moment. Kakapo is known for their climbing skills but they sadly suffer from extremely poor eyesight which is why they are gradually going extinct.

Hoatzin:

Hoatzin
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This bird is known for its distinctive smell and plumage. Due to its smell, it is also known as the skunk bird. However, the smell of Hoatzin usually keeps its predators away from it and makes humans cringe as well.

Scarlet I’iwi:

Scarlet I’iwi
Photo by Gregory “Slobirdr” Smith / Flickr

Scarlet I’iwi is famous for its bright red color and is native to Hawaii. Their beaks are extremely weird but it helps them harvest nectar. This beautiful bird is threatened by a disease and is endangered at the moment.

Southern Cassowary:

Southern Cassowary
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Also famous as the world’s second most dangerous bird, Southern Cassowary is not seen usually. This is a wild bird, which is better left unencountered. This bird is native to Australia. If provoked, this bird can rip off a human through its claws.

Ribbon Tailed Astrapia:

Ribbon Tailed Astrapia
Photo by gailhampshire / Flickr

Have you ever imagined a one-foot long bird? No, right? Well, because you haven’t seen one. But it actually exists. The Ribbon Tailed Astrapia is a one-foot long bird, with a three-foot ornamental tail and a striking blue and green plumage. It is nothing but a sight of beauty and it is said that they usually trip over their own long tails.

So, did you know about these birds? These beauties exist in this very world but are unknown to the majority of us.

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