Thursday, 17 May 2012

The Rarest Birds on Earth

The Rarest Birds on Earth

As an avid bird watcher, there is a comforting feeling seeing the familiar sight of common birds that frequent a locale, such as seeing something like a finch, cardinal, or blue bird. It can also be quite exhilarating to see the occasional rare bird. Maybe if you are lucky during your next bird watching trip, you can spot one of rarest birds in the bird. Here is a list of some of the rarest birds in the world:

  • Forest Owlet – The forest owlet is native to India. It has deep yellow eyes with a brown crown. Its body and tail have a checkered brown, black and white pattern. Its territorial call can be very loud. It produces a varied of sounds, most of which have undulations in pitch. It was originally thought to be extinct until rediscovered in 1997. Ornithologists now believe there are only around 250 Forest Owlets left in the world. If you are interested in pursuing an ornithology related career, view a list of online classes and educational opportunities to help you achieve your career goals. 
  • Asian Crested Ibis – The Asian crested ibis has a distinctive coloring pattern and shape. It has a long black bill with an orange end point. It's has a black white and orange body. Its wings are particularly striking with a predominantly white color with beautiful orange highlights. The Asian crested ibis originally had a habitat range in Russia, China, and Japan. Now, with only around 500 birds left in its population, the Asian Crested Ibis is limited to Shaanxi province in China.
  • Honduran Emerald – The Honduran emerald is from the hummingbird family. It is notable for its glistening emerald coloring pattern, which covers its head and upper portion of its body. It often makes a metallic "ticking" sound interspersed with "buzzy" chattering. While rebounding in numbers after initially crashing to an endangered level with the destruction of its native habitat in Honduras, the Honduran Emerald still only has a population of between 250 and 1,000 birds. 


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