The Himalayan Monal Is a Beautiful Mountain Pheasant Who Displays a Striking Rainbow Plumage | 22 Words

All birds are truly majestic and magnificent creatures, but the Himalayan Monal is perhaps the most superior of them all.

I know, I'd never heard of it before, either.

Keep scrolling to see this gorgeous Monal for yourself, and a whole array of beautiful birds...

The Secretary Bird.

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What an expressive face!

The Goura Victoria.

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Jealous of that fascinator.

The Gray Nightjar.

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Literally looks like a rock...

The Japanese Longtailed Tit.

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Laugh at the name all you like, but this bird is seriously cute.

The Mountain Bluebird.

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How is this even real?!

The Victoria Crowned Pigeon.

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Amazing colors.

The Nicobar Pigeon.

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Now that's a statement hair-do.

The Grandala.

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Definitely winning the prize for best name.

The Quetzel.

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Truly amazing colors.

The Bearded Reedling.

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Literally just a big ball of fluff.

The Bohemian Waxwing.

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A killer hairstyle!

The Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher.

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Loving these bright tones.

The Pesquets Parrot.

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Sometimes nicknamed the Dracula parrot - and we can see why!

The Strawberry Finch.

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Very aptly named!

The Frillback Pigeon.

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Who else thinks this bird looks like it's been covered in chocolate shavings?

The Black-Throated Bush Tit.

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Now that's a tongue-twister.

The Crested Duck

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Why does this duck look like it's about to make a powerful statement in court?

The Helmeted Guineafowl.

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A boulder with a head.

The Inca Tern.

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We'd never seen a bird with a mustache before.

The Mandarin Duck.

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Now this is a duck I can get on board with.

The Golden Pheasant.

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Truly majestic.

The Sword-billed Hummingbird.

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That looks extremely difficult to maneuver.

The Lady Amherst Pheasant.

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Impressive tail feathers!

The Cock of the Rock.

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Great name, great bird. Ten out of ten.

The Pygmy Wren-Babbler.

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Another with an incredible name.

The White-Browed Tit-Warbler.

Literally an adorable ball of rainbow feathers.

And, it's the one you've all been waiting for...

The Himalayan Monal.

This gorgeous bird has become popular over the years for one distinct feature...

It's breathtaking plumage.

It is the beautiful combination of hues in the male species of the Himalayan monal that has earned it the nickname, “nine-colored bird."

The colors can range from blacks, metallic greens and blues, purples, light yellows, browns, and reds. Meanwhile, their copper-colored tail feathers, which are uniformly rufous, become darker toward the tips.

They really are the most breathtaking creatures.

Though, as their namesake suggests, they are native to the Himalayas, so you may have to do some traveling to see one for yourself. For more adorable birds, keep scrolling to read about the Japanese birds that resemble flying cotton balls...