Birds - being, by definition, beautiful (well, at least most of them). Arrange beauty contest among the birds - not a simple task, but, nevertheless, we can subjectively identify a dozen specific beauties. Actually, we present you the top ten most beautiful birds in the world. 10. Lorievye popugai.
Color parrots of this species varied, virtually all colors of the rainbow are present in it. Habitat lorievyh parrots - Australia, New Guinea, Indonesia and the Philippines. It is said that every spring the birds begin to fall, forcing the Australians to wear them in the veterinary clinic. 9. American pustelga.
This species is common throughout the Western Hemisphere, from Canada to the Falkland Islands. This is one of the most elegant and small birds of prey in the world. 8. Atlantic tupik.
On the steep banks of the North Atlantic can be found colonies of Atlantic puffins. These birds feed on small fish and marine invertebrates. The name was given to these birds because of their extreme credulity. A large number of Atlantic puffins have been destroyed by man. 7. Crowned zhuravl.
This romantic bird lives in West and East Africa. During courtship the birds perform a kind of dance, including jumping, rush, flapping its wings, shake of the head. 6. Red Cardinal.
This bird can be found in the eastern United States, southeastern Canada and Mexico. The male has a bright crimson color with a black "mask" on his face. Female same - gray-brown with reddish feathers on the wings, breast and tuft. 5. Zimorodok.
Pretty common form of birds. Paws kingfisher so short that does not allow you to move along the ground, so the representatives of this kind of travel with the help of wings in the distance minded. The brightness of the plumage of birds is achieved due to the refraction of light feathers. Despite the prevalence of the species, these birds like privacy, they are very difficult to see. 4. Red ara.
King parrots can not boast of good fortune. From ancient times they were hunted Indians. Meat macaws used for food and feathers - for decoration and feather arrows. 3. Mandarinka.
Bird duck family likes to sit on the branches of trees and the coastal cliffs. It has a fast and agile flight, it is easy soaring, sometimes right up. Mandarin included in the Red Book of Russia. Hunting on it is prohibited. The birds of this species are bred in parks as decorative bird. Next → 2. Paradise tanagra.
Habitat - eastern Colombia, Bolivia, Brazil, French Guiana and Guyana. Color birds quite specific: green muzzle, blue breast, purple chin. 1. Pavlin.
The only bird on the list, which was domesticated by man. A distinctive feature of the male is a strong development of the upper coverts, which often mistaken for a tail. By peacocks think much of the West, they are revered in the East. In Hindu mythology, when two ipostasti god Vishnu - Krishna and Radha - dance and amuse themselves in the eternal joy of love, they look peacocks.