Birds are amazing things to watch any time of the day and they always hold a special position in the human settlements and nature. Sometimes the presence of birds around people and an environment signifies the existence of life. The various birds around the air and the environment also differ because of their difference in species too. There are birds who love living around different conditions and also depend on different environmental factors such as temperature, water, plantation, humidity and many more others. The flightless birds are one of these species that has a very unique and different approach to its existence.
Here are some of these unique and top most beautiful flightless birds in the world right now;
Classified into three categories of species, these birds are one of the more amazing flightless birds in the world. the northern cassowary, the southern cassowary and the dwarf cassowary are the three species found on mother earth. Mostly, they found near islands and tropical rain forests specifically in Papua guinea and also Australia. They are large and heavy in size a factor which is important in fighting the enemies if need arises. They are mostly attributed to feeding on fruits and plants and other small living things. They are dangerous in terms of danger and provocation.
9. HOODED GREBE
Also referred to as the south American grebe, this flightless birds are mostly found in the south of America at most and its environs. It is mostly black and white in color and has been seen as a very rare species of bird that is almost being rendered extinct due to the fact of it being killed at a very high rate. The major habitat of these birds is around lakes where they do their breeding and feeding. They use these habitats to also find their meals in the aquatic invertebrates around these setups.
These are other amazing flightless birds on earth and are rarely destined in certain specific parts of the world mainly the southern hemisphere. They rarely fly in that their rare wings are simply flippers that only can assist in ground movement. They mostly feed on fish and other small sea animals that tend to live around large water bodies around their habitats. Their existence is majorly round cold ice areas and that’s why the Antarctica area best suits them. They are heavy and tall in size and mostly comprised of white and black in color.
7. TAKAHE BIRD
Also known as the south island Takahe, this bird is rendered flightless and a rare kind of bird that is almost hard to get around. This kind of bird is completely unique and is found mainly in the New Zealand country but also notably very hard to locate. Massive in size and weight it is a bird that has evolved over time and mostly it is purple and blue in color with short simple wings efficient for ground movement. It is believed to be a very noisy bird that can call very loud and alarming. Mainly found around islands, mostly feeds on grass and vegetation plus insects.
6. KIWI BIRD
Another flightless bird that is not very common in the world but commonly found in the regions of New Zealand. They are less in size and weight compare to other flightless birds and re best known with its huge eggs they lay for hatching which is ironical compared to their size. The kiwi has different species of almost five or more different kinds which majorly reside around rain forests and plantations. They poses very small and weak wings. They mostly feed on small invertebrates, worms, fruits, fish and seeds. They also poses a very high sense of smell that they are able to smell their prey underground and use that whenever hunting for worms in the ground.
5. ISLAND RAILS
They are one of the flightless birds in the vast species of the rails in the world. the wings of these rails are short and weak and have led them to prefer running than flying and brings around the much comfort of habituating around marshes and wet lands around the islands. They are believed to live and exist around an area for a longer period of time something which does not need flying plus the constant migration from one place to another and occupying it for a longer period of time.
4. RHEA BIRD
Believed to be related to the ostrich, the rhea bird is another uniquely beautiful bird that cannot fly and rarely does so. Categorized in to two species that is the American rhea and the Darwin’s rhea, they are large in size and very similar to the ostriches. Their sizes are very essential to protection and scaring away their enemies in their flightless nature. Their large wings are essential in their running for basic support and balance. They are composed of three toes and mostly found in South America feeding on grass and wood.
3. THE OSTRICH
Similar to the rhea, the ostrich is another large and very rare bird that is simply flightless and able to run for longer distances. Basically, the ostrich originates from the Africa continent is believed to have almost two different species. The main features include the long necks and legs but ironically it can run very fast than even other smaller birds and animals. With its large body and shape, the size of its eggs also correspond s to the size since it lays one of the largest eggs of any bird. It feeds mainly on plants and small invertebrates.
Commonly known s the owl parrot, this is a flightless bird that mostly operates at night. Large in size, the kakapo has very short legs and tail that renders no comfort ability in flight. It is regarded as the only parrot that does not fly on earth since all the other species of parrots has the comfort of flying and movement. It is mostly found in New Zealand and is known to be very heavy parrots.
1. EMU BIRD
It is another large bird rather than the ostrich that is flightless and beautiful in nature. It is majorly found in the beautiful country of Australia under the mainland regions. They have long necks and legs which makes them efficient in feeding on plants and insects plus their ability to run fast and travel for long distances if need rises. They can be able to maintain for a longer period of time before eating or drinking water. It is all manners compared to the ostrich but has its own rare cases of uniqueness.
These birds are indeed unique and very beautiful plus they provide you with very unique opportunity of viewing them in case you have never done so. Nature is not complete without such rare flightless birds which indeed many people have grown knowing only of the flying species of birds.