Sunday, May 10, 2015


They are truly great, without exception! When you see such a miracle of nature, inevitably come to mind thoughts of helplessness of this beauty.

Long-velvet weaver (Euplectes progne)

Exotic birds of unprecedented beauty

In the English-speaking world that the South African bird called the "widow" for its unusually long black mourning tail. In males (ie spouse) he attains forty centimeters, twice the length of their bodies.

Lovely malurus (Malurus cyaneus)

Exotic birds of unprecedented beauty

Males become a luxury solid blue color only during the breeding season, other times they are almost impossible to distinguish from the females. They are pale brown at the top and bottom white, although feathers and retain blue tint on the wings and tail.

Crowned Mukhoed (Onychorhynchus)

Exotic birds of unprecedented beauty

There are four varieties crowned king or Mukhoed, they are all characterized by "crown", which can usually only seen in males during courtship ritual or contests with other males. In normal times is not seen a comb, feathers pressed to the head, but if necessary, there is such a "stylish haircut".

Scale bird of paradise (Pteridophora alberti)

Exotic birds of unprecedented beauty

"Painted" ornamental plumes on the head in males (pterophoridae) look so improbable , that when the first such birds were brought to Europe, people did not believe that it is their natural ornament.

Resplendent quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno)

Exotic birds of unprecedented beauty

Many consider this the most beautiful bird in the world. Resplendent quetzal - Guatemala's national symbol, in her honor, even called the local currency.

Lilac-breasted roller (Coracias caudatus)

Exotic birds of unprecedented beauty

This bird (like other members of the species), known for unusually spectacular courtship rituals, is also famous for its rapid peak circular ups and downs, "stone", which are accompanied by a piercing sound.

Curled ARACARI (Pteroglossus beauharnaesii)

Exotic birds of unprecedented beauty

This bird belonging to the family of toucan, got its name from the unusual feathers on the head, curl, like ribbons on a box with a gift.

Sineshapochnaya Tanagra (Tangara cyanocephala)

Exotic birds of unprecedented beauty

There are three subspecies of this bird, which differ mainly in the size of the spot on the throat and head coloration. They live in lowland tropical forests of eastern South America.

Wilson's bird-of-paradise (Cicinnurus respublica)

Exotic birds of unprecedented beauty

This is another incredible bird of paradise that is easily recognized by the curly tail feathers and a unique color. Turquoise "crown" on the head of the male - is not actually feathers, and a portion of bare skin.

Guianan cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola rupicola)

Exotic birds of unprecedented beauty

Their scallop, almost perfect semicircular shape, formed by two rows of pens that converge at the ends of each other. Unlike other birds, cock-of-the-rock-nosed its decoration is constant.

Bananoed Livingstone (Tauraco livingstonii)

Exotic birds of unprecedented beauty

Bananoed, also known as Toorak , is the ancestor of the family «Musophagidae», which means, of course, "bananoedy." However, what is remarkable about these birds do not eat bananas.

Indian hornbill (Anthracoceros coronatus)

Exotic birds of unprecedented beauty

These birds are easily recognizable by the huge "helmet" growing on the upper beak. The tribes of central India believed that wearing around his neck hung a bird rhino skull - the surest way to wealth.
For you - a selection of the best photographs of animals from around the world in the past week. Let's see how last week of our smaller brethren. Baboon picks up her cub in Kruger National Park, South Africa. Galapagos tortoises in the London zoo Young giraffe in the Los Angeles Zoo Lynx yawns zoo "Whipsnade" in the county of Bedfordshire, England Polar Bear went to kiss his mother, in the National Park Wapusk National Park in Canada, Mountain Lion looks around while eating Young, in the mountains of Santa Ana, California, USA A herd of hippos enjoying sleep on the banks of the Mara River in the Masai Mara National Reserve Sifaka clings to tree on Madagascar in a suburb of Denver (USA) black bear in search of food climbed into the cabin of a parked car and could not get out on their own. For rescuing an animal had to involve experts swan flies over the Main-Danube Canal in Bamberg, Germany Employees of the Krasnoyarsk zoo fighting for life baby coati, after his mother abandoned him and two other newborns Lioness played with her ​​cub at the zoo in Sarajevo Lion sits at the door at the zoo in SarajevoSquirrel reaching for sunflower seeds in a manger in a park in Moscow Fili source

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