Top 10 Most Beautiful Birds In The World

most beautiful birds in the world

They fly around and come in all colors, and in this post, you’ll discover an amazing list with the most beautiful birds in the world!

10 Most beautiful birds in the world

1. Flamingo

The flamingo is one of the most distinctive birds on the planet. They are known to stand on one leg with their other leg pulled up. Scientists still haven’t concluded why they do this, even though the common description is that it’s a way for them to conserve body heat as they wade through the cold water.

These pink birds are common all around the world. 4 species are native to the Americas and 2 species are common in Africa, Asia, and Europe.

Most beautiful birds in the world flamingo

2. Peafowl

The peafowl is another very recognizable bird, especially if they flaunt their most distinctive feature, their immense tail, also known as a “train.” Only the male peacock has this type of feature which is used to impress the females (or why else would they have this, right?)

It’s not just their plumage that attracts the females though. The males also have a very distinctive call. There are 2 Asian peafowls, one native to the Indian subcontinent called the “Indian peafowl,” and the “green peafowl” native to southeast Asia. The “Congo peafowl” is native to the Congo Basin in Africa.

peacock train

3. Blue Jay

The Blue Jay is a bord native tot he eastern part of North America. They can be found in the east of the United States and also in Newfoundland in Canada. They have very beautiful blue colors with a white chest and underparts.

Its name is derived from its noisy behavior and these birds, along with other family members, are also sometimes referred to as “Jaybirds.”

blue jay

4. Northern Cardinal

The Northern Cardinal is also sometimes referred to as the “redbird,” the “Common Cardinal,” or simply the “Cardinal.” It can be found in many parts of the Americas, ranging from southeastern Canada all the way through the United States up to Mexico and Guatemala.

This type of bird can be classified as a “songbird” and can easily be recognized with its peculiar plumage on top of its head and the distinctive black shade (grey for females) covering its face.

Northern cardinal

5. Golden Pheasant

The Golden Pheasant is also known as the “Chinese pheasant” or the “rainbow pheasant” and is native to the mountainous areas of western China. These birds have spread all around the world and can now be found in Europe, the Americas, and Australia.

These birds can grow up to 1 meter (40 inches) long and can easily be recognized by the golden crest and rump and their bright red bodies. This only applies to the males because the females look rather dull in comparison to their male counterparts.

golden pheasant

6. Keel-billed Toucan

The Keel-billed Toucan, also known as the sulfur-breasted toucan or rainbow-billed toucan, is one of the most colorful members of the famous toucan family and can be found in Latin America.

It is the national bird of the country of Belize, and it’s quite obvious why because these birds look simply amazing. This bird is an omnivore and apart from eating fruits and buts, it also devours lizards, insects, and snakes.

keel billed toucan

7. Scarlet Macaw

The Scarlet Macaw is a type of parrot that lives in South and Central America and is part of a larger group of parrots referred to as “Macaws.” They live in the tropical forests with their range extending from Mexico to Brazil.

An equally colorful bird as the toucan, the scarlet macaw is the national bird of the country of Honduras. Their colorful plumage consists of mainly red, green, yellow, and blue.

Scarlet Macaw

8. Painted Bunting

The Painted Bunting is another type of bird in the Cardinal family and is native to North America. One of the most interesting features of this bird is not just that only the males have a bright colored plumage, but it only develops in the second year of the bird’s life.

During the first year, it’s nearly impossible to differentiate the male and female painted buntings. These birds are hard to spot and for the most part secretive and shy, so if you see one flying around in nature, you can call yourself very lucky!

Male painted bunting / Source

9. Mandarin Duck

The Mandarin Duck is one of the most beautiful birds in the world and is native to the east of Asia. It has since been spread all across the world and can be found in most parts of Asia and Europe.

This type of duck is closely related to the American wood duck, which is remarkably the only other duck in the genus Aix. The name of the genus dates back to ancient Greece where Aristotle referred to an unknown diving bird as Aix. In China, the duck has a proverb that refers to couples in love saying “two Mandarin ducks playing in the water.”

10. Atlantic Puffin

The Atlantic Puffin is also sometimes referred to as the “common puffin” and is an amazing looking type of seabird. There are two other types of species in the Auk family which they belong to, the “tufted puffin” and the “horned puffin.” This one is the only one that lives in the Atlantic Ocean.

These birds breed in Iceland, Norway, Greenland, Newfoundland, and the Faeroe Islands, and spends the entire autumn and winter in the cold open northern ocean. Unfortunately, their numbers have declined rapidly which makes them marked as endangered.

This concludes our amazing list with the most beautiful birds in the world, one of the most amazing and colorful lists on Listerious!

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