Top 10 Birds With Amazing Tails

Birds are amazing in so many ways. Some birds have amazing beaks, some can fly faster than modern cars some can sing sweeter than most of us, and some others have spectacular tails. Here the list of top 10 birds with amazing tails.

10. Red-tailed Hawk

A beautiful common hawk found across North America. You may spot the magnificent red-tailed hawks soar high in the sky. If you did, you might have impressed by its beauty of tail apart from its broad wings. The tail of these hawks is short but wide. As the name suggests, the tail has beautiful brick like coloration.

9. Motmot

Motmots are a group of beautifully plumaged birds found in neotropical regions of South and Central America. Most species of motmots have a long tail with a racket like tipped long tail. It’s the most distinguishable feature of motmots. They also have a lovely plumage with shades of blue, green, turquoise, yellow and orange.

8. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Named after its long, forked tail, scissor-tailed flycatcher is a medium sized bird that found in Savannas and shrubs of North and Central America. Females are duller and have a shorter tail than males. The remarkable, long tail of male bird feature black upper part and white underpart. A matured scissor-tailed flycatcher has a gray head, white underparts, pink sides, and belly.

7. Long-tailed Tit

Long-tailed tit is a tiny, round bodied bird found in the temperate regions of Europe and Asia. Surprisingly, almost 8 cm of this tiny bird is represented by its long, narrow tail. That’s the tail is longer than the body. It’s the most noticeable feature of this bird and also which after they named for.

6. Golden Pheasant

Golden pheasant is an exceptionally beautiful bird with bright coloration. The male golden pheasant is more colorful and beautiful than females. They have a golden crest, bright red underparts, green upper back, yellow wattle and a beautiful long brown colored tail. This long tail makes up almost two third of a total length of a male golden pheasant.

5. Long-tailed Widowbird

From its name you can assume this bird has a long tail. But both beauty and length of its tail are beyond your imagination. The tail feather of this great bird measures up to 20 inches. That’s almost three times that of their body length. Only the male bird of this African species has such fascinating tail. The female has a short and narrow tail. The male’s tail is not just long but also wide.

4. Superb Lyrebird

Superb Lyrebird is a ground-dwelling bird with an extraordinarily long tail feathers. This magnificent bird is native to rainforests of Southeastern Australia. It’s a large bird where the male bird has an exceptionally long tail. It took seven years to reach the full length of the tail. This amazing tail of superb lyrebird feature sixteen feathers.

3. Indian Peafowl

Yes, most of us all this beautiful bird as peacock. But it’s actually the name of the male bird of peafowl family. Among this family, the best-known species is Indian peafowl. The other two species are Congo and green peafowl. As you know, peacocks are renowned for their magnificent courtship display by spreading their long, iridescent tail feathers.

2. Wilson’s Bird of Paradise

Wilson’s bird of paradise is a stunningly colorful bird that renowned for its vibrant courtship display. This cute bird is endemic to lowland rainforests of Papua islands of Waigeo and Batanta. There are not many birds present such a magnificent mixture of colors as male Wilson’s bird of paradise.

1. Ribbon-tailed Astrapia

Related to the body size, male Ribbon-tailed astrapia has the longest tail feather in bird family. Found only in the highlands of Papua New Guinea, a fully grown male astrapia has a length up to 1 feet. Surprisingly. It's ribbon like white tail feathers grows up to a length of 3 feet. That’s three times of their body length.
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