Did you know that some of the rarest birds in the world are actually the most beautiful species?
In total, science proves how there are around 10,000 avian species that range from small to large. In the same way, some are colorful to plain while others range from great flyers to flightless. Yes, the variety is beautiful and one that many people recall for obvious reasons.
Unfortunately, their numbers keep dwindling down. And it’s sad to see how many humans get the blame for acting too late.
On that note, we thought to raise our voice on this topic and see what more can be done. Hence, here is a closer look at 10 beautiful but some of the rarest birds in the world. So let the animal exploration begin!
Kagu- nearly flightless
Kagu birds are rare in the fact that they’re near to flightless. Yes, they are so rare that you can find them on an island of New Caledonia. There was even a point in time where the only mammals that actually went over the island were bats. With time, more and more humans came and so did other creatures.
Today, about 250 to 1000 remain. While there is strong conservation in place to protect them, many fear their extinction soon.
Palila- Hawaiian beauty
It’s time to travel to the upper slopes and witness some of the rarest birds in the world.Clearly, you will find most of them sitting on Mamane trees. And that’s because they love their seeds so much. Most Palila species are seen near the Manua Kea area of Hawaii.
Today, their numbers range from 5000 but you’ll never find them anywhere other than here.
Kakapo- New Zealand’s owl parrot
Another flightless magnificence, this bird is very indigenous. Most of them may be seen in New Zealand’s with many keeping them for their meat and feathers. As we speak, their numbers keep decreasing, and if you’re wondering why, well the answer is simple.
There are so many predators out there today like cats and stoats, which make them disappear, slowly but surely. Thankfully, some conservation experts work hard to help protect them but more work needs to be done.
Nightjar- The New Caledonian owlet
Similar to the kagu species, this particular bird is rare but very native to the area of New Caledonian.
Therefore, as you can probably guess by its name, there is one special reason why people know about their existence.And that has to do with how observers found one back in 1880 and another in 1915. But the most recent signing was 1998.
Yes, we know, that’s a really long time back. However, some are very sure that they may have spotted them flying away on multiple occasions.
California Condor- rarest birds in the world
Way back in 1987, many thought that the Californian Condor reign came to an end. But wait, that was far from the truth. Today, many continue to exist and if we put an end to countless human destruction habits, we might see more of them.
And that means bidding farewell to poaches, killing their habitats, and poisoning too. After all, there is something called humanity.
The famous Forest Owlet
We agree that these famous Forest Owlets never had a huge population, to begin with. However, today, their population stands at only 250. And it’s actually sad, to say the least.
Today, you’ll find a few here and there, flying across the Indian skies. Moreover, they were so rare, many expected them to be extinct. And in case we want them to exist in greater numbers, a lot of conservation may be required.
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