Top 10 Birds with CrestsMetal_Treasure The crest (sometimes called crown) is a prominent feature on top of the head of some bird species.
Depending of the species, the feathers of these crests can move up and down or be permanently up - for example, the feathers in the crest of the grey crowned crane are always up whereas the crests of cockatoos and the hoopoe could be up or down.
Some bird crests are rarely seen displayed - for example, the royal flycatcher crest.
Crests are used for display purposes - to communicate with others and duting their courtship. Birds also display their crests when they are frightened or ready to fight because the birds appear larger than they really are when the crest is suddenly raised.
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Native to Africa (it's the national bird of Uganda).
One of the most beautiful birds I have ever seen (only on a picture though). It has a crest of sparkling-gold feathers. - Metal_Treasure
It has an elegant blue lace-like crest. - Metal_Treasure
Also known as the Leadbeater's cockatoo - Metal_Treasure
Aka galah, galah cockatoo, roseate cockatoo, or pink and grey. It lives in Australia. - Metal_Treasure
Its spectacular fan-shaped crest is seen displayed very rarely, except after mating, in courtship or while preening. Native to Latin America. - Metal_Treasure
It's the smaller cousin of cockatoo - Metal_Treasure
Aww...That's my Charlie! Cute isn't he? - Britgirl
Aka crested penguin - Metal_Treasure
Also known as white cockatoo. It is similar to other species of white cockatoo such as yellow-crested cockatoo, sulphur-crested cockatoo, and salmon-crested cockatoo. - Metal_Treasure
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2. Golden Pheasant
3. Grey Crowned Crane