The Resplendent Quetzal
The resplendent quetzal is the national bird of Guatemala. This mountain bird, it likes in the humid forests of altitude, even gave its name to the currency of the country: the Quetzal. It is easily recognized by its emerald green plumage, ideal for hiding in trees, its scarlet chest and its bright blue tail.
The bald eagle
Although it is sometimes called the “American fish eagle”, the bald eagle is actually not an eagle. This magnificent raptor is the emblem of the United States and the largest bird of prey in Canada. up to 78 cm tall and its wingspan can reach two meters.A time “on the brink of extinction” in the United States, intense conservation efforts have brought it back to life across the country.
The great emerald bird-of-paradise
The greater bird-of-paradise lives in the forests of southwestern New Guinea, the Aru Islands and Indonesia. With its white forehead, green chin and yellow neck, this bird is a real festival of colors. But its particularity lies in the superb tufts of ornamental feathers, which can measure more than 70 cm, golden which frames its back.
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This small bird belonging to the passerine order is bright blue. The blue jay belongs to the passerine family and is found in eastern North America, southern Canada, including Quebec, and the Gulf of Mexico. Like other Passeriformes birds, the blue jay regularly takes “ant baths”, an amazing activity that is said to help the birds clean themselves and get rid of bacteria and other parasites that can colonize their feathers.
The keeled toucan
Nicknamed “the rainbow toucan”, the keeled toucan is present from eastern Mexico to northwestern Venezuela. Its plumage is black but its throat and cheeks are yellow, its rump white and the undertail area red. But the keeled toucan, present only in South America, is especially recognizable by its very large multicolored beak.
The pink flamingo
Impossible to establish the ranking of the most birds in the world without mentioning the pink flamingo! Better known to the general public than the birds we have just mentioned, it is nonetheless a fascinating animal. Its pink plumage is undeniably one of the most beautiful. The pink flamingo has the particularity of living in colonies of sometimes several thousand individuals.
The Roller of Europe
The European Roller is present in western and southern Europe, but also in the northern part of the Maghreb. This very beautiful turquoise bird is also the only one of the Coraciidae family to live in France, where it is one of the protected species.
The Red Tanager
As is often the case with birds, the female Scarlet Tanager is less spectacular than the male. It is green and yellow. The male is absolutely superb.
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