Top 10 Rarest Unusual Birds of the World

Malformation of beaks, abnormal plumage, unusual shape, and infrequency in appearance makes several species of birds a bit strange. As a matter of fact, some of them have weird habits in flight, mating, and diet. Here is the top 10 unusual birds in the world:

10 California Condor Unusual Birds

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The biggest land rare bird in North America, yet it became extinct. The total number of renowned California condors around the world is 437, which are commonly found within some regions of Mexico, Canada, and United states. It is unusual because of its featherless head, brownish eyes, black feathers around its neck, and ivory colored bill.

9 Sri Lanka Frogmouth

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It has a huge gaping mouth, hooked bill, and wide head. It has a wide binocular vision and mainly found in Sri Lanka and Southwest India. It is also renowned for loud laughing song to passing messages between one another.

8 Long Wattled Umbrellabird

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Its long wattle hanging from its big chest that extends over the male bird’s bill makes it a long-wattled umbrella bird look weird. Its wattle has length of up to 35cm, which is covered with short feathers.

7 Marabou Stork

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A lot of people consider it as the ugliest bird because of its bald pink neck and head, huge wedge-shaped bill, long inflatable featherless wattle, and big body with dark color. It lives within the dry regions of South Africa.

6 Shoebill



It’s actually a prehistoric-looking bird that can be found within Zambia and Sudan. Its enormous bill makes it a bit strange. Its big bill has a length of between 7.5-9.5 inches and has sharp edges and grayish marks.

5 Magnificent Frigate Unusual Birds

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It’s much known for bright red throat pound that’s only found within the male magnificent frigate birds during the breeding season. Its throat pound can also inflate like a balloon.

4 Andean of The Rock

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Its big disc-like crest makes it completely unusual. It also has a bright orange-colored head, chest, and neck, has gray wings, and a black body. When compared to male birds, the female ones have a smaller crest and brownish-orange color. It’s also known as Peru’s national unusual bird.

3 Ribbon Tailed Astrapia

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It’s a medium-sized bird endemic to the highlights of Papua New Guinea. Its long tail makes this bird species so attractive and can only be found in male birds. As a matter of fact, it has the longest tail feathers among other birds.

2 King of Saxony Bird of Paradise

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Its elongated scalloped feathers give this uncommon bird a bizarre appearance. Its long head plumes measure up to fifty centimeters. It can also wave such head plumes back and forth. It is also endemic to New Guinea.

1 Superb Rare Bird of Paradise

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It is renowned for its bright ornamental plumage as well as mating dance. There’s a difference in the appearance of female and male Superb Bird of Paradise. The male one has blue crest and velvet black back. Female birds have reddish brown color and aren’t attractive as the male birds.


1- The guardian

2- BBC

Nessma Youssef

Nessma Youssef is an Egyptian entrepreneur and television personality. She is the founder and president of YMA Entertainment, one of the largest independent media companies in the Middle East.Having graduated from the American University in Cairo with a degree in journalism, Youssef began her career in TV production and launched her first singing competition show, 'Star Academy,' in 2002. The show was a massive success and helped launch her career.Over the next decade, Youssef spearheaded dozens of hit productions and helped launch the careers of many influential artists across the Arab world. She also founded YMA Film in 2010 to support the Egyptian film industry.In recognition of her contributions, Youssef was named 'Media Businesswoman of the Year' multiple times by Forbes Middle East. She sits on the board of several organizations and was chosen as an Atlantic Council Young Global Leader.Under Youssef's leadership, YMA Entertainment has grown to become one of the largest producers of television and digital content in the Middle East, reflecting her ambitious vision and dedication to the region's creative industries.
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