sizes, from the large macaws to
tiny hummingbirds - the smallest birds in the world.
Most of the
world's 10,000 species of birds are found in the tropics.
most obvious are
the large and colourful macaws,
and cockatoos. Macaws are the largest parrots and they are native to
Central and South America,
Mexico and formerly Caribbean. There are
many different species of macaws and some can be up to a meter
long. A distinguishing feature of macaws is the leathery path on the
face, which has no feathers.
Other classics are the famous, long-beaked toucans. Toucans are
also found in South and Central America, southern Mexico and Carribean.
They are large birds with distinctive, massive beaks. There are about
40 species of them.
among the world's smallest birds. There are over 300 species of them,
and they are all native to Southern, Central and Northern America. They
eat nectar from flowers and can hover in the same place in the air and
even fly backwards. Most species live in Southern and Central
Other remarkable birds are the beautiful pink Flamingoes. There
are six species of them in the world. Tha most common - Greater
Flamingo - is found in southern Europe, parts of Africa,
and south west Asia.
Lesser Flamingo is found in Africa and India. The
other four are found in South and Central America, Caribbean and
are other typical rainforest birds. They are found almost everywhere,
although most species live in old world and Australia.
that are only found in Australia, are the world's largest kingfishers.
Other classic rainforest birds are Birds
of Paradise. There are about 40 species of them, and with
a few exceptions they are all found in New Guinea (Some are found in
endemics to this part of
the world are cassowaries,
are only found in New Guinea and Australia.
is a large group of birds that also live in rainforests. They are all
found in Australia,
New Guinea, New Zealand and Pacific islands.
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