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15 of the Most Beautiful Birds in the World

 Our planet is awash with fascinating animal species, each of which plays a vital role in the ecosystem and makes the world a beautiful place for us to live in. But among all the species, birds are perhaps the prettiest. Take a look at the world's most dazzlingly beautiful birds:
 
 
1. Green Wing Macaw Parrot
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This stunning parrot is best known for its yellow-bared eyes. It is mostly found in forests and green lands. 
2. Stork-billed Kingfisher
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A native to the forests and tropical lands of South Asia - particularly Sri Lanka and India. This captivating bird keeps bird-watchers on their toes.
3. Peafowl
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Better known as the peacock or Pavo, this large and beautiful bird belongs to the pheasant family. This beautiful bird is farmed for its distinctive shades and colors.
4. Painted Bunting
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This male bird is native to North America and is easily recognized for its green back, blue head and orange body. 
5. Rainbow Lorikeet
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The Rainbow Lorikeet is best known for its colorful body and dazzling eyes. It resides in several regions of Australia. 
6. Northern Oriole
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This small bird weighs just 35 grams. What makes this bird so charming is its bright and vivid colors. 
 
7. Flamingo
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Seen in countless parks and zoos, flamingos are beautiful birds to be found in the Eastern and Southern Hemispheres. 
8. Hyacinth Macaw
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This bird is native to South America. In the U.S it fetches a hefty price - more than $1,000.
9. Golden Pheasant
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This beautiful bird is famed for its unique colors. It is commonly seen in the forests and mountains of Western China.
10. Quetzal
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Residing in the mountains and the tropical forests of Central America, the Quetzal feeds on insects, fruits and lizards. 
11. Hoopoe
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Famed for its wonderful arrangement of feathers on its head (resembling a crown), the Hoopoe bird is sadly the only extant species of the Upipidae family.
12. Bali Bird of Paradise
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This stunning bird dwells in the inaccessible parts of the rainforest, making it hard to capture them. 
13. Atlantic Puffin
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This bird feeds on some marine creatures like squid and crustaceans. It is best known for its bright colored beak.
14. Blue Jay
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Often spotted in the woods, Blue Jays are known to be bullies to other smaller birds, chasing them through the trees.
15. Broad-Billed Hummingbird
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This intriguing bird has a shiny blue color that spans from its throat to the belly. 
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