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    • Keel-Billed Toucan
    • White Peafowl
    • Barn Owl
    • Cassowary
    • Malabar Pied Hornbill
    • Shoe-Billed, or Whale-Headed Stork
    • Royal Flycatcher
    • Blue-Footed Booby
    • Hummingbird
    • Flamingo
    • Black Crowned Crane
    • Mandarin Duck
    • Andean Cock-of-the-Rock
    • Macaws
    • Stuffed Kiwi Bird
    Keel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus) in Costa Rica.

    The first of April is commonly known as being April Fools Day, so this popular holiday really casts a huge shadow over a less popular global special date also celebrated today - International Bird Day.

    To give the wonderful birds the attention they deserve on this day, Sputnik has compiled for you a series of images displaying the stunning, extraordinary and exotic species that inhabit our big and beautiful planet, featuring a peculiar-looking toucan, a white peafowl and a gorgeous crane. 

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