Forests that are characterized by the heavy rainfall are referred to as the Rain forests . The minimum annual rainfall normally marked there is 1750-2000 mm (i.e. 68-78 inches). Basically the tropical rain forests are home to many of the birds, which include toucans, horn bills and parrots. It also includes the raptors like hawks, vultures and eagles. There are some communities of the migratory birds that prefer to live in Rain-forests during the winter season. While during the summer and the spring season, they return to comparatively cooler regions. Now, let’s have a look at the list of Top 10 Most Rare Rainforest Birds.
10). Keel-Billed Toucan
The Keel-billed Toucan is a very colorful member of the Latin American Toucan family. It is also known as the Sulfur-breasted Toucan or as Rainbow-billed Toucan. The national bird of Bezile, it ranges from the lengths 17 to 22 inches, which includes its bill. Its bill is basically a hollow bone which is covered in keratin.
9). Great Hornbill (Buceros bicornis)
It is a large bird that is found in the Asian Tropical Forests. This particular species has a very large bill, and a horny growth which is quite brightly colored known as the casque. It is also known as Concave-casqued hornbill. Basically they feed on the fruits but also eat the insects, reptiles, and other small animals occasionally. This particular species is quite famous for the nesting behavior.
8). Hyacinth Macaw (ANODORHYNCHUS HYACINTHINUS)
It is a native parrot to the eastern and central South America. The most interesting thing about this species is that it is the longest among all the species of parrot. It is certainly the largest flying species of parrot; it has a very large black beak that is curved. Majority of these species, intakes the nuts from the native palms like bocaiuva and acuri. They can break the coconuts through their very string beak.
7). Malachite Kingfisher
It is a river kingfisher disturbed widely in the Africa, southern side of the Sahara. Basically it is a very small species having the length of 13 cm. The adult bird has the bright metallic blue in the upper part of the body while the head portion has a short crest which is of black color and blue feathers.
6). Black-headed Trogon
The Black-headed Trogon (Trogon melanocephalus) is a Trogonidae bird family. This species is found at several places like Costa Rica, Guatemala, Belize, Mexico, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. The sub-tropical or tropical dry forests are the natural habitats of these species. It is also found at moist lowland forests.
5). Golden-necked Cassowary (Casuarius unappendiculatus)
It is one of the largest birds found in the world. It is basically found in the Papua New Guinea tropical rainforests and at the Irian Jaya, New Guinea Island. The most famous thing about these particular species is that it is very famous for its kick that it uses for its defense.
4). Spectacled Owl
The Spectacled Owl (Pulsatrix perspicillata) is basically a very large tropical owl found in the Trinidad and southern Mexico through the Central America, Paraguay, south to the southern side of Brazil and northwestern Argentina. These species is basically found in the areas of old-growth and dense forest regions. Occasionally they are also found at the dry forest areas. It is actually found to be the most dominating owl in its range.
3). Gray-winged Trumpeters (Psophia crepitans)
It basically refers to the small family of birds, known as Psophiidae. It is found in the Guiana Shield and northern American rainforests. The Gray-winged Trumpeters has grey colored rump and back unlike the other Trumpeters. Separated by the Rio Negro, it has two of the sub species which are Guiana Shield’ nominate and Napensis from North Western Amazon. Due to the genetic differences, some of the people believe them to be treated as the two separate species. The Gray-winged Trumpeters are basically dumpy. They nest in the hollow trees. Their food used to be the insects and the fruits. It has the black plumage and the grey colored inner wings of the feathers. The bird is also kept as a pet by the Amerindians, as the bird can be easily tamed and have the non missing alarm call.
2). Blue and Yellow Macaw
It is also known as the Blue and Gold Macaw is a very large parrot from the Southern side of the America. It has the blue colored top portion as well as the yellow under parts. These beautiful rainforest birds can reach up to 76 to 86 cm and 900 to 1500 grams. This is at number 2 in the list of 10 Most Rare Rainforest Birds .
These species of the birds are found in the tropical and sub tropical regions of the Asia, Melanesia and Africa. They have a long down curved bill sometimes having casque on the upper side mandible. The species have a two-lobed kidney.