10 Most Beautiful Birds With Long Tails


Ave’s birds, also called avian dinosaurs, are a group endothermic vertebrates. They have feathers, toothless jaws, hard-shelled eggs, high metabolic rates, four-chambered hearts, strong, yet lightweight skeletons, and are known as Ave’s or avian dinos. There are currently 10,000 species of birds in the world. The top 10 most unusual birds with long tails are very rare. Here’s a list.

1.Scissor-tailed flycatcher

The flycatcher family includes the scissor-tailed flycatcher, a type that is related to kingbirds. This bird is native to North America and South America. It is at home in areas with scattered trees, fields and pastures. Scissor-tailed flycatchers are a species with long tails. They can grow to 8.7 inches to 14.6 inches and weigh between 1.3 and 2 ounces. They have a grey head, back and flanks with a white throat and flanks. The tail length of male bird species is longer than that of females, and the juvenile birds have a shorter tail. In the wild, the varage life span of these bird species is between 10 and 15 years.


2.Lady Amherst’s pheasant

Lady Amherst’s Pheasant is a gamebird of the Phasianidae Family. The male species is brightly colored and has a long, black tail and a red and yellow rump. These cute, small birds can reach up to 3-4 feet in length and weigh 1.5-2 pounds. Lady Amherst’s Pheasant lives up to 6-10 years in the wild, and up to 15 years when kept in captivity. They can be found in the forested areas of northern Burma and southwestern China. It is fond of eating roots, seeds, and berries. Lady Amherst’s pheasant was named after Sarah Countess Amherst (wife of Sir William Pitt Amherst), Governor of Bengal.

3.Superb Lyrebird

The Australian continent is home to only two species Lyrebirds, the Superb Lyrebird (Albert’s Lyrebird) and Albert’s Lyrebird (Superb Lyrebird). The Australian 10c coin features the bird species. The superb lyrebird, an expert mimic who can copy both mechanical and natural sounds, is also featured on the Australian 10c coins. Its tail, which resembles a lyre, is why the superb lyrebird’s name comes from. This ancient Greek musical instrument was named after it. The tail can reach up to 80-100cm in height. It is a fan of insects, seeds, spiders and frogs as well as smaller invertebrates. It is found in southern Tasmania and southeastern Australia. It is at home in moist forests and wooded areas.

4.Turquoise-browed motmot

The motmot family includes the Turquoise-browed Momot. It can be found from south-central Mexico to Costa Rica. It can be seen in turquoise, green, and orange in the wild. It thrives in Central America’s tropical forests, which have strong beaks. It’s also known as Torogoz in El Salvador or Guardabarranco (Nicaragua). These two countries also have the Turquoisebrowed motmot as their national bird. Two bare feathers end in tufts on the signature beak.

5.Golden Pheasant

The Golden Pheasant, one of the most beautiful yellow birds, is colourful and has a long barred tail that’s light or dark brown. Their appearance is quite simple. The upper back is green, with dark brown wings and a golden rump. Males can grow to 43-44 inches and females can grow to 26 inches. However, their beautiful, long tail makes up two-thirds of their total length. The species’ total wingspan is approximately 70 cm, or 27.5 inches. Although the bird species are able to fly, they can’t take long flights due to their short wings and long tails. In captivity, the avarage life span is 15 to 20 years.


6.Resplendent quetzal

The beautiful quetzal bird is known for its redbreast and green body. The quetzal has a vibrant plumage, and its feathers can be dyed in a variety of colors, including green, cobalt lime, yellow, and ultramarine depending on the light. The bill of the male species is yellow and has a helmet-like crown. From Chiapas, Mexico, to western Panama, you can see abundant quetzals. The bird species can grow to 36-40 cm in length. In the wild, it has a life expectancy of 3-10 years. The abundant quetzal is also able to thrive in open areas, with scattered trees, and pastures.

7.Red-billed streamertail

Red-billed Streamertail hummingbirds are only found on Jamaica’s Caribbean island. They can be seen mostly along the coast and in mountains. It is closely related to the Black billed Streamertails subspecies. It can grow to lengths of between 3.25 and 3.5 inches, with a tail that is 6 to 7 inches long. This is the longest tail among all hummingbirds, and it is therefore listed alongside the birds with long tails. It eats nectar from many brightly coloured and scented small flowers, including shrubs, trees, epiphytes, herbs, and shrubs.

8.Indian Peafowl

Indian Peafowl belongs to the pheasant family. The peacocks are the male species, while the peahens are the females. Together they are called peafowl. It is one of the largest birds, and it can fly anywhere the feathers cover the tail of a peacock. The Indian Peafowl can be found in South Asia’s countries of India, Sri Lanka and Sri Lanka. The peafowl family is called “bevy”, while the peafowl group is called “party”. Only the male species has a beautiful, colourful tail. Indian Peafowl live for 20 years in wild and captivity.

9.Long-tailed widowbird

The Long-tailed widowbird, also known as “Sakabula”, is a species of bird that belonged to the family Ploceidae. It can be found in Angola and Botswana as well as the DRCongo, South Africa, Swaziland and Zambia. Their approximately 20-inch long tail makes it easy to identify the medium-sized bird species. In 1779, the French polymath Georges-Louis Leclerc Comte de Buffon first described the bird from a Cape of Good Hope bird he had collected. It eats seeds and occasionally arthropods.

10.Ribbon-tailed astrapia

The Ribbon tailed astrapia, also known as Shaw Mayer’s astrapia, is a species bird-of-paradise. It can be found in the Papua New Guinea region. The ribbon-tailed astrapia, the newest species of bird-of paradise, is listed as threatened because it is mainly hunted to obtain plumes. Fred Shaw Mayer, a New Guinea naturalist and explorer, discovered ribbon-tailed astrapia in 1938. Medium-sized birds can grow up to 32 cm without a tail. The length of a long-tail is approximately one meter. This bird is therefore very popular among those with long tails.