Exotic birds of unprecedented beauty
They are truly great, without exception! When you see such a miracle of nature, necessarily come to mind thoughts of helplessness of that beauty.
Longtail euplectes (Euplectes progne)
In the English-speaking world that the South African bird called the "widow" for its unusually long black mourning tail. In males (ie, spouse), he reaches forty centimeters, which is twice their body length.
superb fairywren (Malurus cyaneus)
The males acquire luxury solid blue color only in the breeding season, at other times they are almost impossible to distinguish from the females. They are pale brown on top and white below, although the feathers and keep the blue tint on the wings and tail.
Crowned Mukhoed (Onychorhynchus)
There are four species of crowned or royal Mukhoed, all of them are characterized by "crown", which can be usually seen only in males during courtship ritual or contests with other males. In normal times, the scallop is not visible, feathers pressed to the head, but there is such a "stylish haircut" if necessary.
Scaly bird of paradise (Pteridophora alberti)
"Painted" ornamental plumes on the head in males (pterophoridae) seem so implausible that when the first of these birds were brought to Europe, people did not believe that it is their natural ornament.
resplendent quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno)
Many consider this the most beautiful bird in the world. Resplendent quetzal - the national symbol of Guatemala, even called the local currency in her honor.
lilac-breasted roller (Coracias caudatus)
This bird (as well as other representatives of this species), known for an unusually impressive ritual of courtship, is also famous for its rapid peak, circular ups and downs, "stone", which are accompanied by high-pitched sound.
Curled ARACARI (Pteroglossus beauharnaesii)
This bird belonging to the family of toucan, got its name from the extraordinary feathers on his head, scrolling as tape on the box with a gift.
red-necked tanager (Tangara cyanocephala)
There are three subspecies of this bird, which differ mainly in the size of the spot on the throat and head coloration. They live in lowland tropical forests of eastern South America.
Wilson's bird-of-paradise (Cicinnurus respublica)
This is another incredible bird of paradise, which is easily identified by a curly tail feathers and a unique color. Turquoise "crown" on the head of males - it's actually not the feathers, and the area of bare skin.
Guianan cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola rupicola)
Their scallop, almost perfect semicircular shape, formed by two rows of feathers, convergent at their ends to each other. Unlike other birds, cock-of-the-rock is his long-nosed jewelery constantly.
Bananoed Livingston (Tauraco livingstonii)
Bananoed, also known under the name of Toorak, is the ancestor of the family "Musophagidae", which means, of course, "bananoedy". However, it is noteworthy that these birds almost do not eat bananas.
Indian hornbill (Anthracoceros coronatus)
These birds are easily recognizable by the huge "helmet", growing on the upper beak. The tribes of central India believed that wearing around his neck hung a bird rhino skull - the surest way to wealth.