/r/PicsOfUnusualBirds

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Birds are colorful, musical, flying dinosaurs with attitude. This subreddit marvels at the unusual avian species across the globe. Sister Sub: /r/picsofunusualslugs

Birds are colorful, musical, flying dinosaurs with attitude. This subreddit marvels at the unusual avian species across the globe.


1) Genetic unusualness

Real birds with distinctly unusual visuals, sounds, behaviors, or facts.

  • We have high standards for unusualness, but a higher standard for parrots, owls, and flamingos
  • Should make you: feel "shock", or question why the bird exists
  • Birds ubiquitous in general media are no longer unusual

A list of non-unusual birds.

2) Correct species/breed name in title

Requires the common or scientific name, but reasonable mistakes won't be removed. This is helpful for education, searching, and research.

If you don't know, ask the moderators or try /r/whatsthisbird.

3) Minimum picture size = 400 by 400 pixels

4) "Good format"

  • No "photoshop" (minimal oversaturation, no deception)
  • No reaction text/emojis (no memes, no commentary)
  • No bad cropping (minimal black bars, no obvious screenshots)

Artwork is only allowed when extinct, nearly extinct, or beside a photograph.

5) Gifs/Videos allowed

Must have motion footage of the bird.

6) Captive birds marked as Captivity

Some people here prefer seeing animals in the wild. Example of captivity: pets, zoos, livestock, rehabilitation, etc.

Just no obvious neglect or abuse.

7) No compilations

No posts focusing on 3+ bird species.

8) No recent reposts

Try using the search box before submitting.

  • No reposting: within 3 months
  • No species/breed reposting: within a month (28 days)


r/PicsofUnusualSlugs

r/AIDKE (Animals I Didn't Know Existed)

r/Birdart

r/illegallysmolbirbs

r/LongFurbies (don't ask)

r/WhatsThisBird

/r/PicsOfUnusualBirds

54,531 Subscribers

306

Hoatzin

1 Comment
2024/03/27
04:16 UTC

216

Great Prairie Chicken

1 Comment
2024/03/26
22:43 UTC

418

Impressive example of a Heron, photographed in the—often rare—morning sunshine (Glasgow , Scotland)

4 Comments
2024/03/17
07:15 UTC

636

Discovered the Bearded vulture

9 Comments
2024/03/12
13:06 UTC

115

Sunda long-tailed shrike

1 Comment
2024/03/10
14:54 UTC

96

This brown honeyeater has a funny neck to body size ratio

3 Comments
2024/03/09
14:11 UTC

100

The rare Yellow-Billed Loon that's taken up residence at the Bellagio fountain in Las Vegas

0 Comments
2024/03/06
17:34 UTC

270

Wood duck

2 Comments
2024/02/26
18:53 UTC

173

Male magnificent frigatebird

0 Comments
2024/02/20
19:06 UTC

453

Black rumped Flameback in the shadow of of Malabar Grey Hornbill. Photo by Vivek Banerjeed

5 Comments
2024/02/09
00:27 UTC

588

Spectacled tyrant, Hymenops perspicillatus

6 Comments
2024/02/04
21:37 UTC

357

Blue-winged kookaburra

4 Comments
2024/01/28
09:42 UTC

551

Red Crested Malkoha

0 Comments
2024/01/22
15:14 UTC

288

This crow is very rare. What do you think?

3 Comments
2024/01/22
05:30 UTC

567

Spoon Billed Sandpiper

5 Comments
2024/01/19
05:22 UTC

579

Fox sparrow, but leucistic

1 Comment
2024/01/15
04:41 UTC

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