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Beautiful birds, everyone recognizes them from these bird pictures. They all have feathers, wings and two legs. Less uniquely, they have a backbone, are warm-blooded, and lay eggs.

All but a few birds can fly. Birds have much in common with reptiles, from which they have evolved. They share several skeletal characteristics. Their young develop in cleidoic eggs. The main difference is feathers, which are modified scales.

Not only do feathers allow flight, they are insulated, more so than mammalian hair. This enables birds to maintain steady internal temperatures and stay active even in extreme climates.

The acquisition of flight and has influenced the evolution of other anatomical and physiological changes in birds. This led to increased cerebral and sensory development. It has freed them to travel the globe, colonizing most environments and diversifying to fill many ecological niches.

Beautiful Birds pictures - Peacock male
Peacock male bird

Male birds are frequently more brightly colored than female birds. This is to attract females for mating purposes.

The female birds are not so bright colored. This is helping to camouflage her when she is caring for her young. Although the male often cares for the young  too. Sometimes with and sometimes without the female.

The peacock is a good example (see bird picture) is very brightly colored. The peahen (the female peafowl) is dull brown in color.

Consequently, it is not surprising that birds are the most successful of the vertebrates. Outnumbering the number of mammal species twofold.

Birds on these pictures are among the the most beatiful birds in the world. According to the visitors of this website.

Here they are! Beautiful birds you may have never seen before.

http://www.nature.org/initiatives/programs/birds/animals/ 

http://www.earthlife.net/birds/intro.html

Also check more photos of the birds

More bird pictures

Some common information about birds

A page about Icelandic birds

See for yourself if you can find more beatiful birds on the wiki list of worldwide birds and submit it in the formfield above.