Rainforests are the most densely populated forests in the world which have the highest rate of rainfall which ranges between 1750 mm to 2000 mm annually. These Rainforests are the homes to a lot of Birds and Animals too. With the severe atmospheric conditions and the hunt of people for these rare birds is the main cause that the Rainforest birds are getting extinct day by day. All these endangered animals and birds should be taken great care of and try to take measures to save their endangerment soon so that these precious and rarest birds don’t leave this lovely planet like this. Human beings love to watch out for the colorful and the beautiful species of birds but we must recognize these things in mind to stop the birds from extinction and make them populated species again by providing them the atmosphere and climatic conditions they need to breed and enjoy their rest of the life. So let’s have a look at these Top 10 Rare Rainforest birds which are near the edge of extinction.
10. Pink Pigeon
Pink Pigeon is a rare rainforest bird which came at the brink of its extinction in 1991 when only 10 species of this beautiful pigeon were left. But through the endless efforts of Wildlife conservation trust in 1977 the number of species of pink pigeon increased to some extent now. They did some great work to create awareness of this endangered pigeon by making symbolic stamps with this pink pigeon. This adult pink pigeon is 32 cm long and weighs about 350 grams. They have a pale plumage on their head and eyes are of brown color surrounded with ring of red skin.
Flamingo is another Rainforest bird which are approximately only 4 species left in America and 2 other in the world in total. It is famous for standing on one leg and tuck its other leg under the body. It is really weird to know that Flamingos are able to sleep using half of its body and one time and the second half of their body is able to rest the other time. This behavior however is very hard to comprehend. Flamingo love to spend their most of the time wading in cold water. The adult Flamingo ranges from light pink to bright colors with variety of color combination available depending on the food and diet they adopt in their area.
8. Scarlet Macaw
Scarlet Macaw stands on No.8 on the most rare Rainforest birds in the world. This macaw loves to live in humid and wet environment so rich forest like rainforests are the best place they desire. Scarlet Macaw’s species suffered from extinction a lot due to the destruction of habitat and forests by the mankind and also due to the captivates of parrot traders. Scarlet Macaw is one of the most beautiful looking parrots in the world as can be seen. It stays mostly on the Northern and Southern Tamaulipas and is also known as the national bird of Honduras.
7. Red Billed Toucan
Red billed Toucan is another beautiful creation of God which has become the endangered bird now. There are only 37 different species of Toucan left in the world. Red billed Toucans love to court and the male and female toucans toss fruits and little pieces to each other showing the sign of great love and affection to each other. While sleeping toucans turn their heads over and rest their long bills at the back enjoy their rest time. Toucans can’t fly much so they only move from tree to tree.
6. Indian Peafowl
The Indian peafowl is a large and brightly colored bird which is also categorized in the rarest Rainforest bird is on the 6th spot. The Indian birds predominate blue color in itself. It has a fan like crest of tripped and wire like feathers which look awesome and adds more beauty to it. The eye spots of Indian peafowl are also attractive. It is also the national bird of India and it courts the female part by raising its feathers.
5. Red Lorikeet
This red lorikeet is one of the intelligent and playful yet a brightly colored bird which has now come to extinction. The awesome and so much of a beautiful appearance of this bird should be considered and we should try to preserve it before it ends completely. They have deep red color with electric blue markings on wings. Red Lorikeet have large orange beaks of up to 10-12 inches long.
4. Swainson’s Toucan
Swainson’s toucan or Chestnut Mandibled toucan is the second largest species of toucans. It weights approx 600 grams and they also have beaks of lengths of 8 inches. They are 56 cm long and have large bills. Some people also keep them as pets but since its extinction got closer its illegal to do that. Swainson’s toucans are sometimes really noisy and you can get irritated by them.
3. Purple Glossy Starling
Purple Glossy Starling is of the length of 22-23 cm and has a mild metallic purple head and body. Their wings are of green color and they have short tails and color of the eye of these starlings is yellow colored. They have short tails with long beaks. They have high pitched squeaks and chattering. Purple Glossy Starling birds are a family of Starling family.
2. Golden-necked Cassowary
Golden Necked Cassowary is the 2nd rarest bird with rigid and firm plumage. The color of the face is blue with cascaded feature at the upper side of the head and the neck is bright colored from red to yellow. It does look a lot admiring in this form. These Cassowary birds have enormous feet and robust with elongated and rough claws which helps it a lot. Special Wildlife teams are being established to work on increasing its species count so that its count could be increased to make sure that beauty of the planet is maintained.
1. Harpy Eagle
The top position of the most rare rainforest birds is the Harpy eagle. This biggest raptor bird is considered as one of the extinct form of Eagle and is mostly found in forests of America. These eagles usually reside in low land area of forests. The male harpy eagle weighs approx 66 lbs. Some harpy eagles are also said to be of up to 128 lbs which is said to be the 3rd biggest bird in the Earth.