10 Surprising Birds Across the Globe

Native to China, males have vibrant colors and long tails. Rarely seen in the wild. Population: 1,000-2,000.

Golden Pheasant

Rediscovered in 1992 in the Philippines. Males have four-colored plumage. Population: 105.

Cebu Flowerpecker

Elusive bird with ground-feeding habits. Population: Less than 50.

New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar

Endemic to the Dominican Republic. Critically endangered due to habitat loss and hurricanes. Population: About 50.

Imperial Amazon

Rediscovered in Brazil in 2015. Known for blue eyes and azure wing spots. Population: 12.

Blue-eyed Ground-Dove

Flightless, nocturnal parrot from New Zealand. Conservation efforts are critical. Population: About 50 in parks.


Native to the Philippines. Unique nesting behavior. Conservation efforts are increasing population.

Rufous-headed Hornbill

Endemic to New Zealand. Excellent rock climbers. Population closely monitored in conservation areas.

New Zealand Rock Wren

One individual left, rediscovered in Brazil in 2018. Habitat loss is a major threat.

Stresemann's Bristlefront

Recently photographed after 130 years. Endangered due to habitat loss. Conservation ongoing. 4o

South Philippine Dwarf Kingfisher