Rare Birds

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Azure-winged Magpie (cyanopica cyanus) ~ by Fernando Sanchez de Castro

Cyanopica cyanus by Fernando Sanchez de Castro / 500px

Azure-winged Magpie (cyanopica cyanus) ~ by Fernando Sanchez de Castro

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Behold The Rainbow Owl, Rare Species, Urban Legend or Groupthink?

When the Internet netizens of Facebook recently uncovered the rarest of owls, they were quick to go viral with the news. However upon closer scrutiny, the origins of said bird appears to be suspect. When Snopes.com reported that the Rainbow Owl hailed from both U.S. and China, one would have to wonder how the same unique species (unheard of before now) could have possibly popped up on opposite hemispheres of the globe, at the same time?

The Sri Lanka Blue Magpie or Ceylon Magpie (Urocissa ornata), a member of the crow family, is endemic to the hill forests of Sri Lanka. (Photo © Christoph Moning)

Oriental Bird Club Image Database : Sri Lankan Blue Magpie » Urocissa ornata

Blue magpie ✿⊱╮- I used to see the white and black variety all the time. It is amazing to see them fly.

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Blue magpie ✿⊱╮- I used to see the white and black variety all the time. It is amazing to see them fly.

The Bornean Peacock-Pheasant is probably the rarest and certainly the least known of all peacock-pheasants. This elusive bird is distributed and endemic to lowland forests of Borneo.

The Bornean Peacock-Pheasant is probably the rarest and certainly the least known of all peacock-pheasants. This elusive bird is distributed and endemic to lowland forests of Borneo.

The exotic and rare Guianan Cock-of-the-Rock (Rupicola rupicola). The bill, legs, feathers are all orange. Even the bird's skin is orange.

The exotic and rare Guianan Cock-of-the-Rock (Rupicola rupicola). The bill, legs, feathers are all orange. Even the bird's skin is orange.

A brown-necked toucan, a rare bird found in the Tibet Autonomous Region, rests on a branch

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