The Silver-Eared Mesia Is a Beautiful Mix of Autumnal Colors | 22 Words

All birds are truly majestic and magnificent creatures, but the silver-eared Mesia is arguably the most superior of them all.

Yes, that is its real name.

Keep scrolling to see a selection of breathtaking birds, and to see this stunning bird for yourself...

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 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.

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

It's the Silver-Eared Mesia.

These little birds are found throughout southern Asia, particularly in Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Laos.

And unlike with other species, both the male and females don vivid colors. The most obvious difference between male and female mesias is that males have throats that are red-orange, while females are yellow.

They all have the distinctive black heads with shiny silver ear patches.

Hence the name... "Silver-Eared" Mesia.

Amazingly, these colorful little birds are currently in no danger of extinction.

Their diet consists mainly of insects and fruit, which are in generous supply in their natural habitat.

We're in love!

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