Top 10 Most Strange Looking Birds In The World

Abnormal plumage, malformation of beaks, unusual shape and of course infrequency in appearance makes some species of birds so strange. Some of them also shows weird habits in diet, flight, and mating. Here the list of 10 most strange looking birds in the world.

10. California Condor

The largest North American land bird. They are found within several regions of the United States, Mexico, and Canada. The brownish red eyes, featherless head, ivory colored bill and the standing black feathers surrounding the neck make California Condor looking weird. The featherless neck and head of this bird also capable of making flushing in accordance with the different state of emotions.

9. Sri Lanka Frogmouth

As the name suggests Sri Lanka Frogmouth have large gaping mouth, wide head, and hooked bill. As their eyes facing forward, they get a wide binocular vision. This strange species of bird are mainly found within The Southwest part of India and Sri Lanka. They also are known for loud laughing song, to passing message between each other.

8. Long Wattled Umbrellabird

The long wattle hanging from the chest and large crest extending over the bill of male bird makes long-wattled umbrella bird looking so weird. The long-wattled umbrella bird held this long wattle against the chest during flight. They live in the wet forest of Colombia and Ecuador. Insects, lizards, and nuts are the main food of long-wattled umbrella bird.

7. Marabou Stork

Many of people consider marabou stork as the ugliest bird in the world. It has bald pink head and neck, long inflatable featherless wattle hanging just below the bill, big wedge-shaped bill and massive body with dark color makes a vampire-like appearance. Marabou storks mainly live within dry South African regions. Marabou stork is also one of the birds with the largest wingspan in the world.

6. Shoebill

Shoebill is a prehistoric looking bird, mainly found within Sudan to Zambia. The enormous bill itself make it looking strange. It is also known as whale head and shoe-billed stork. Shoebills are also one of endangered species of birds in the world. They usually hunt for snakes, amphibians, lizards and rats at night.

5. Magnificent Frigate Bird

They are much known for their bright red throat pouch, only found within male magnificent frigate birds during breeding season. This throat pouch also inflated like a balloon, makes brilliant reflection as male birds have deep black color. Magnificent frigate birds live within the coast of Florida and California. Small fishes, squids are the main food of magnificent frigate birds.

4. Andean Cock Of The Rock

The large disc like the crest of male Andean cock of the rock gives it completely different look. They also have bright orange colored head, neck and chest, have a black body and gray wings. Unlike male bird the females have the small crest and have brownish-orange color in the upper body part. It is also regarded as a national bird of Peru. They mainly live within Andean mountains of Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia.

3. Ribbon Tailed Astrapia

Ribbon-tailed Astrapia is a medium sized bird endemic to highlands of Papua New Guinea. The long tail itself make this species of bird so attractive, only found within the male bird. In fact, they have longest tail feathers in comparison with body size than any other species of birds in the world.

2. King Of Saxony Bird Of Paradise

The much elongated scalloped or ornamental feathers of the king of saxony bird of paradise make a bizarre appearance. The bird can also wave these head plumes back and forth at it’s wish. King of saxony bird of paradise are endemic to New Guinea. They make a nest in Kratke mountain.

1. Superb Bird Of Paradise

Superb bird of paradise renowned for their bright ornamental plumage and mating dance, endemic to New Guinea forests. There is so much of difference in the appearance of male and female superb bird of paradise. The male bird has bright blue crest, blue-green mix shield on chest and velvet black at it’s back. In case of the female bird, it has reddish brown color, not so attractive like a male bird.

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