21 Of The World's Ugliest Birds

A rogues’ gallery of 21 of the world’s least genetically blessed birds. Looking like something from the Star Wars Cantina, these poor freaks of nature fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down.

Of course beauty is in the eye of the beholder so if you don’t agree with our choices and you’d like to nominate an ugly bird then please let us know in the comments below. 

Black Vulture

Cinereous vulture

Aegypius monachus
Eastern Wild Turkey

Eastern wild turkey

Meleagris gallopavo silvestris
Andean Condor

Andean condor

Vultur gryphus
Muscovy Duck

Muscovy duck

Cairina moschata
Marabou Stork

Marabou Stork

Leptoptilos crumenifer
Sri Lanka Frogmouth

Sri Lanka frogmouth

Batrachostomus moniliger
Vulturine Guineafowl

Vulturine guineafowl

Acryllium vulturinum
Greater Adjutant

Greater adjutant

Leptoptilos dubius
Turkey Vulture

Turkey vulture

Cathartes aura
Saddle-billed Stork

Saddle-billed stork

Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis
Southern Ground Hornbill

Southern ground hornbill

Bucorvus leadbeateri
Wood Stork

Wood stork

Mycteria americana


Jabiru mycteria
Silvery-Cheeked Hornbill

Silvery-cheeked hornbill

Bycanistes brevis
California Condor

California condor

Gymnogyps californianus
Roseate Spoonbill

Roseate spoonbill

Platalea ajaja
Southern Bald Ibis

Southern bald ibis

Geronticus calvus
King Vulture

King vulture

Sarcoramphus papa
Indian Grey Hornbill

Indian grey hornbill

Ocyceros birostris
Northern Bald Ibis

Northern bald ibis

Geronticus eremita
Black Vulture

Black vulture

Coragyps atratus

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