20 Extraordinarily Beautiful Birds You Might Not Have Heard About

Most bird watchers and scientists say that there are roughly 9,000 to 10,000 species of birds. One of the main ways to identify them is physical appearance and once you start looking closer, it becomes obvious that birds come in many shapes and colors. And some are absolutely drop-dead gorgeous. From those with incredible eyelashes to the ones that look like tiny cotton balls, here are some of them.

1. ONE-LEGGED Black-winged stilt

@Raju Karia

2. Sword-Billed Hummingbird

@Supreet Sahoo

3. Golden Pheasant


4. Mandarink Duck


5. The Secretary

@Rudi Luyten

6. Blue Crowned Pigeon

7. Malaysian Large Frogmouth And Her Baby


8. Mountain Bluebird


9. Secretary Bird

10. Victoria Crowned Pigeon

@The Virginia Zoo

11. Beautiful Strawberry Finch

12. The Nicobar Pigeon

@Sue Demetrio

13. The Harpy Eagle


14. Pigeon With A Curly Perm


15. Dracula Parrot

@Mike Pee

16. South Philippine Dwarf Kingfisher


17. Bearded Reedling


18. Quetzal

@Vaclav Sebek

19. Guineafowl

@Francois Malan

20.Taiwan Blue Magpie

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