In wildlife sometimes you have to wonder at the glory displayed by nature. The beauty of nature is further enhanced with the presence of attractively colored birds. There are about 10,000 species of birds from all over the world. Let us meet 20 world’s most beautiful and colorful birds.
1. Golden Pheasant (Chrysolophus pictus)
The golden pheasant of Asia is a brilliantly colored game bird. It is also called “Chinese Pheasant”. It is native to forests in mountainous areas of western China, but feral populations have been established in the United Kingdom and elsewhere. The adult male is 90–105 cm in length, its tail accounting for two-thirds of the total length.
2. Birds of Paradise (Paradisaeidae)
Birds of Paradise are distinguished by striking colors and bright plumage of yellow, blue, scarlet, and green. These colors distinguish them as some of the world’s most dramatic and attractive birds. The majority of species in this family are found on the island of New Guinea and its satellites, with a few species occurring in the Moluccas and eastern Australia. They can be 12-100 cm in length.
3. Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus)
The Hyacinth Macaw or Hyacinthine Macaw are the largest parrots in the world, reaching a massive 100 cm in length. They are native to central and eastern South America. They have striking cobalt blue feathers, contrasting with the bare yellow eye ring and yellow patch of skin next to the lower bill. The tail is particularly long and the powerful black bill is deeply curved and pointed.
4. Flamingo (Phoenicopteridae)
Flamingos are the only members of the family Phoenicopteridae. Distinguishing characteristics include long legs, a long, curved neck, and a goose-like voice. Flamingos are mostly found in South America and also can be found in Peru, Chile, Bolivia Argentina, Caribbean and Galapagos islands.
5. Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea)
This beautiful Neotropical mystery birds are called American songbird. Adult males are bright red with black wings and tail and females are yellowish on the underpants and olive on top, with olive-brown wings and tail. (Scarlet Tanager)
6. Northern Oriole (Icterus galbula)
Northern Oriole, this little musical whistled bird was thought to be two separate species; “Baltimore” in the east and “Bullocks” in the west. Male has black head, back, wings and tail. Bright orange breast, rump and shoulder patch. Female greenish yellow with dull yellow-orange underparts and two dull white wing stripes.
7. Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides)
Mountain bluebird (formerly, Sialia arctica; protonym, Motacilla s. Sylvia Currucoides), also known as the Arctic bluebird. The Mountain Bluebird is a medium-sized bird weighing about 30g (1.1 ounces) with a length from 16–20 cm (6.3–7.9 in). These are attractive birds with blue, or blue and red, plumage. Female birds are less brightly colored than males. Call is a thin few; Song is warbled high chur chur.
8. Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)
The Northern Cardinal can be found in southern Canada, through the eastern United States from Maine to Texas and south through Mexico. The cardinal is about eight inches in length. It has a distinctive crest on the head and a mask on the face which is black in the male and gray in the female. Cardinals are known for their bright red color but only the male is red. The females is a dull brown or olive color with dull red on her wings and tail.
9. American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)
The American Goldfinch also known as the Eastern Goldfinch and Wild Canary, is a small North American bird. They are truly beautiful, though, in their breeding colors. The male displays brightly colored plumage during the breeding season to attract a mate.
10. Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)
The Wood Duck or Carolina Duck is a species of duck found in North America. It is one of the most colourful North American waterfowl. The Wood Duck is a medium-sized duck weighing one to two pounds and measuring 19 to 21 inches from bill tip to tail end. The drake is a dramatic, colorful bird with green and purple iridescence on the head, and a droopy crest. The adult male has distinctive multi-colored iridescent plumage and red eyes. The female, less colorful, has a white eye-ring and a whitish throat.
11. Kingfisher (Halcyonidae)
The tree kingfishers or wood kingfishers are short-tailed large-headed compact birds with long pointed bills. Like other Coraciiformes, they are brightly coloured. Most tree kingfishers are found in the warm climates of Africa, southern and southeast Asia, and Australasia.
12. Green Wing Macaw (Ara chloroptera)
The Green winged Macaw (Ara chloroptera) is one of the largest of the Macaw parrots. It is quite beautiful in color and very distinguished its own right. It is considered to be one of the most docile Macaws and often referred to as the ‘gentle giant’. They are gentler, quieter, and a more affectionate Macaw than many of its relatives.
13. Troupial (Icterus icterus)
The Venezuelan Troupial (Turpial in Spanish), Icterus icterus is the national bird of Venezuela. It is found in Colombia, Venezuela, and the Caribbean islands of Aruba and Curaçao. Troupials are fairly large in size, with a long tail and a bulky bill. It has a black head and upper breast. The wings are mostly black with a white streak and the eyes are yellow.
14. Blue Throated Bee-Eater (Merops viridis)
The bee-eaters are characterized by richly colored plumage, slender bodies and usually elongated central tail feathers. It is found in Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.
15. Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris)
Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris) also known as the Nonpareil. The male Painted Bunting is often described as the most beautiful bird in North America. Its colors, dark blue head, green back, red rump and underparts. The plumage of female and juvenile Painted Buntings is green and yellow-green, serving as camouflage.
16. Keel-Billed Toucans (Ramphastos sulfuratus)
The Keel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus), also known as Sulfur-breasted Toucan or Rainbow-billed Toucan. It is the national bird of Belize. The Keel-Billed Toucan is a large and colorful bird with black plumage, a bright yellow throat and cheeks, vibrant red feathers under its tail and a yellow-green face.
17. Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus)
The Rainbow Lorikeet is very colorful as its name suggests.The head is deep blue with a greenish-yellow nuchal collar, and the rest of the upperparts (wings, back and tail) are deep green. The chest is red with blue-black barring. The belly is deep green, and the thighs and rump are yellow with deep green barring. In flight a yellow wing-bar contrasts clearly with the red underwing coverts. It is found in Australia, eastern Indonesia (Maluku and Western New Guinea), Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. In Australia, it is common along the eastern seaboard, from Queensland to South Australia and northwest Tasmania. Its habitat is rainforest, coastal bush and woodland areas.
18. Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao)
Macaws are the largest parrots in the world — the body of the scarlet macaw from beak to tail can be as long as 33 inches. This beautiful macaw has a creamy white, almost featherless face, with bright red plumage covering most of its body, wings and long tail. Brilliant blue and yellow feathers also adorn the lower wings. They can be found from southern Mexico to Peru, as well as Bolivia, eastern Brazil and the island of Trinidad.
19. Stork-billed Kingfisher (Pelargopsis capensis)
The Stork-billed Kingfisher, Pelargopsis capensis (formerly Halcyon capensis), is a tree kingfisher which is widely but sparsely distributed in the tropical Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia, from India and Sri Lanka to Indonesia.
20. Peafowl (Pavo)
Peafowl, a large bird of the pheasant family, is among the most colorful of birds. The male is called a peacock, the female a peahen, and the offspring peachicks. The adult female peafowl is grey and/or brown. Peachicks can be between yellow and a tawny colour with darker brown patches.
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