7 Most Beautiful Birds on Earth

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Sometimes you have to wonder at the glory so effortlessly displayed by nature to help a creature find a mate. The survival of the species can depend a great deal on just how good-looking the male doing the courting is. Many get assistance from Mother Nature in the form of mind-blowing plumage, like the Rainbow Lorikeet and the Green-naped version, both pictured here.

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1. The Rainbow Lorikeet

The Rainbow Lorikeet is very colourful – almost every colour of the rainbow can be found on their feathers. Lorikeets are parrots from Australasia, which can be found found on many Pacific islands, and are common along the eastern seaboard of Australia and Tasmania. Usually found in rainforest, coastal bush and woodland areas, they are one of the most visually attractive birds in the world.

2. The Golden Pheasant