Most unique birds of the world – Part 3

Happy Saturday all and welcome to another part of the most unique birds of the world. And no, I’m not really up this early, I set it to auto-post last night, so I hope it works! First up we start with what I think is the most interesting shaped bird there is;

~Guianan Cock-of-the-rock~

Guianan Cock-of-the-rock

Female Cock-of-the-Rock

Coming from the northern parts of South America, this colorful guy loves humid forests next to rocky outcrops usually at an altitude 980 to 6,560 ft! During their breeding season, males will gather together and show off their plumage to the much less colorful females (but they’re still pretty as you can see by the lower picture). They live almost completely on fruit and greatly aid the growth of new trees.

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~Hoopoe~

Hoopoe

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A unique name for an equally unique bird. Found all across Africa and Eurasia, it’s name comes from the noise of its cry. Eating mostly insects, they stick their sharp beaks into the smallest holes and use their powerful head muscles to open their beaks and snare their prey. Like most birds, they enjoy a good dust/sun bath every now and again. They’re the national bird of Israel.

And incase you want to hear their call, here’s a video of it!

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~Hyacinth Macaw~

Hyacinth Macaw

Native to the central and eastern parts of South America, these amazing birds are the largest of the macaws and the largest of the flying parrots. They love fruits, nuts and nectar and will travel great distances to find the ripest foods. Their beaks are strong enough to crack open coconuts!

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~Keel-billed Toucan~

Keel Billed Toucan

Spanning across Latin America, these colorful guys roost in the canopies of tropical, subtropical, and lowland rainforests -up to altitudes of 6,200 ft. Their very social and are usually never seen alone, often the travel in groups of six to twelve. Though instead of flying, the prefer to move by hopping from branch to branch.

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~Kingfisher~

Kingfisher

Found among Northern and Eastern Australia and the lowlands of New Guinea, the azure kingfisher lives around the banks of vegetated creeks, lakes, swamps and mangroves. They make a high-pitched, shrill ‘pseet-pseet’ sound. As their name suggests, they enjoy fish for their main
source of food, that and crayfish.

That’s all for part 3, we hope you enjoyed all the different birds. Did you have a favorite? Did you enjoy the video? Leave a comment below, tell a friend and don’t forget to look for part 4!

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