They are frequent visitors to backyard feeders, especially those containing niger seeds.
The species name, spectabilis, is Latin for “showy” or “remarkable,” referencing the attractiveness of the adult male’s plumage.
The Onagadori, the chicken with the world's longest tail, was declared a Natural Monument of Japan in 1952.
Rough-Legged Hawk (Rough-Legged Buzzard)
Its scientific name, lagopus, is Ancient Greek for “hare” and “foot,” referring to its feathered feet and toes.
The pheasant-tailed jacana is the only species in its family that migrates long distances.
The short-eared owl is one of the most widespread owl species in the world, covering five continents.
Yokohama chickens have snow white feathers with tails reaching up to 4 feet in length.