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Birds are one of the most beautiful creatures of nature. But some weird birds existing in the world along with us. Let us see these unique species.

Duster Budgie:

It also called as budgerigar mops. They have condition characterised by overly long feathers that do not stop growing at usual periods, giving the bird the appearance of a feather duster. This condition is called Chrysanthemum feathering. There is no halt for flight feathers growing. They do not have barbs and barbules. The barbs and barbules are helpful to interlock the feather’s structure. It’s not a species, but a super rare mutation among budgerigars.

Icna tern:

Icna tern

Icna birds are famous by their dashing moustaches. Moustaches found on both male and female birds. The moustaches start at the base of the bill. They are quite long and curl around the cheek. The body is in dark grey colour. They have red-orange beak and feet. They are approximately 40 cm (16 in) long. They found only near the cold waters of the Humboldt current.

Shoebill:

 

It is very large stork-like a bird. As it consists a shoe-shaped bill it is named as Shoebill. It is one of the most impressive birds of Africa. They occur in extensive, dense freshwater marshes. The feathers in blue-grey color. They have a huge greenish brown bill and powerful at a remarkable 23 cm long and 10 cm broad, ending in a ferociously sharp nail-like hook. The eyes are pale yellow in color.

Sage Grouse:

Sage Grouse

It is the largest Sage-Grouse in the North America. Its range is Sagebrush Country in the western United States and southern Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada. Both male and females are a mottled, brownish-grey.

Mandarin duck:

mandarin duck

It is the most beautiful duck in the world. It is native to China and Japan. It is a perching duck species.  It is medium-sized, at 41–49 cm (16–19 in) long with a 65–75 cm (26–30 in) wingspan. The adult male has a red bill, large white crescent above the eye and reddish face and “whiskers”.The female looks like a female wood duck. There are various mutations occur in the mandarin duck. The most common is a white mandarin duck. The interesting fact is Mandarin ducks are the symbol of LOVE and MARRIAGE in South East Asia, especially in China, Japan and South Korea.

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