Remarkable Birds – The Top 100

The world’s 100 most remarkable birds. That seems like a lot. After all, the vast majority of people can’t even name anywhere close to 100 birds, period. But in fact, it is only 1% of the approximately 10,000 species across the globe. So picking just 100 isn’t an easy task.

However, Stephen Moss has undertaken the challenge, and presents his picks in Remarkable Birds: 100 of the World’s Most Notable Birds. Here they are:

  • Ostrich
  • Brown Kiwi
  • Emperor Penguin
  • Common Loon
  • Wandering Albatross
  • Snow Petrel
  • Red-billed Tropicbird
  • Dalmatian Pelican
  • Northern Gannet
  • Flightless Cormorant
  • Magnificent Frigatebird
  • Eurasian Bittern
  • European White Stork
  • Shoebill
  • Scarlet ibis
  • Black-faced Spoonbill
  • Lesser Flamingo
  • Bewick’s Swan
  • Snow goose
  • Red-breasted Goose
  • Common eider
  • California Condor
  • Bald Eagle
  • Lammergeyer
  • Montagu’s Harrier
  • Harpy Eagle
  • Secretary Bird
  • Peregrine
  • Malleefowl
  • Western Capercaillie
  • Satyr Tragopan
  • Congo Pearfowl
  • Hoatzin
  • Whooping Crane
  • Red-crowned Crane
  • Corncrake
  • Takahe
  • Kagu
  • Sunbittern
  • Great Bustard
  • Ibisbill
  • Black-winged Stilt
  • Egyptian Plover
  • Northern Lapwing
  • Red Knot
  • Ruff
  • Spoon-billed Sandpiper
  • Red-necked Phalarope
  • Plains-wanderer
  • Ross’s Gull
  • Arctic Tern
  • Atlantic Puffin
  • Mauritius Pink Pigeon
  • Kakapo
  • Hyacinth Macaw
  • Great Blue Turaco
  • Common Cuckoo
  • Greater Roadrunner
  • Snowy Owl
  • Eurasian Eagle-Owl
  • Oilbird
  • Common Swift
  • Sword-billed Hummingbird
  • Resplendent Quetzal
  • Laughing Kookaburra
  • Common Kingfisher
  • Blue-crowned Motmot
  • European Bee-eater
  • Lilac-breated Roller
  • Hoopoe
  • Rhinoceros Hornbill
  • Toco Toucan
  • Eurasian Wryneck
  • Ivory-billed Woodpecker
  • Gurney’s Pitta
  • Bearded Bellbird
  • Andean Cock-of-the-Rock
  • Red-capped Manakin
  • Noisy Scrub-bird
  • Superb Lyrebird
  • Eurasian Skylark
  • Barn Swallow
  • Bohemian Waxwing
  • Hypocolius
  • Winter Wren
  • Northern Mockingbird
  • American Robin
  • Common Nightingale
  • Dartford Warbler
  • Gray-necked Picathartes
  • Wallcreeper
  • Long-tailed Tit
  • Red-backed Shrike
  • Wilson’s Bird-of-paradise
  • Northern Raven
  • New Caledonian Crow
  • Kirtland’s Warbler
  • Darwin’s Finches
  • Long-tailed Paradise-whydah
  • House Sparrow

Posted by Grant McCreary on October 23rd, 2008.

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