20 ‘Out Of This World’ Exotic Birds

A collection of exotic birds with unique and unpredictable, strange characteristics, which are rarely seen by the common eye

There is a large number of animals out there, rarely known or seen by the common eye.

Some of them have distinguished and unique characteristics, that sometimes can be considered as ‘out of this world’ species.

Viral Strange will show above twenty of the most unique, exotic birds part of the animal kingdom here on planet Earth.

1. Red-Cheeked Cordon-Bleu

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The male bird is also called the “red-cheeked cordon-bleu” because of the red cheeks. On the other hand, females don’t have that much intense red color, hence they can be easily told apart. These birds are found in the east and center of Africa.

2. Rufous-bellied Kookaburra

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This bird lives in New Guinea and is found deep in forests, unlike other species of the kookaburra.
The male is very aggressive towards defending their territory. These birds feed on insects.

3. Long-tailed Mountain Lady

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We can find this distinguished species with red legs flying over the skies of Taiwan. Long-tailed Mountain Lady is known as a monogamous bird with one partner throughout its life.

4. Himalayan Monal

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Coming from the forests of the Himalayas, this is the national bird of Nepal, where it’s called ”Daphne”. It is considered the state bird in Uttarakhand, India, too.

5. Eurasian Blue Tit

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This tiny, cute bird can be found in many parts of Europe and the Middle East. There are a lot of subspecies found in the Balearic Islands in Spain, too.

6. Kagu

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Now considered an endangered species, this grey-ish bird likes to stay on the ground more than fly because it has large wings. Its origin is from New Caledonia.

7. Philippine Eagle

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The Philippine Eagle is considered one of the largest tropical eagles in the world. It feeds on monkeys, snakes, and other large birds, and it’s also an endangered species.

8. Scarlet Ibis

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A pelican’s lookalike bird, whose red color of its plumage becomes more intense with age. It’s the national bird of Trinidad and Tobago.

9. Blue-footed Booby

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A rare unique species with blue feet, found between Peru and the Gulf of California. Their diet full of carotenoids is the reason why their legs are blue.

10. Helmeted Hornbill

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This pretty large and strange bird is found in Indonesia and Malaysia. Helmeted Hornbill also has been added to the list of critically endangered species.

11. Coquerel’s Coua

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This cute, blue-masked bird is found on the island of Madagascar, discovered by entomologist Charles Coquerel.

12. Amazonian Royal Flycatcher

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This one is found in the Amazonian rainforest, and it feeds on flies or different flying insects. It has a beautiful, mostly red crest, hence its name.

13. Southern Carmine Bee-eater

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This bird digs tunnels to build its nest.

Furthermore, loves being fed on bees, and it’s a very sociable species. It can be found in southern African countries.

14. Marabou Stork

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This ill-tempered bird is found hunting around for small vertebrate animals in the savannah of Africa, south of the Sahara desert.

15. Tufted Coquette

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A colorful bird that is found in the north of South America.

The Tufted Coquette is a type of hummingbird species.

16. Temminck’s Tragopan

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This colorful type of bird can be found in Northeast India and Central China. It mainly feeds on plants and berries.

17. Schalow’s Turaco

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A beautiful green bird with red eyes.

This fluffy creature feeds on fruits. It is found in southern Africa.

18. Paradise Tanager

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Paradise Tanager is a turquoise bird with a yellow back. It is found in Venezuela, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Brazil, and the Guianas.

19. Shoebill

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A type of pelican species, with a beak in the shape of a shoe, hence its name.

In addition, its brownish plumage turns gray with age. It is an endangered species found in Central Africa.

20. Kakapo

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This bird belongs to the parrots family. It’s found in New Zealand. It cannot fly but has a very developed sense of smell. Also, it’s considered one of the world’s longest-living birds.

Written by DADADEL

Adelaida, the founder of Dadadel Creative, boasts a multifaceted background, blending expertise in software engineering, copywriting, and digital marketing. Prior to establishing her agency, she honed her skills as the former Head of the News Department at a regional media outlet, and also amassing 18 years of experience as a host. She has a penchant for sarcasm, a passion for lifestyle topics, and an undeniable love for cats.

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