You will be impressed by the unique features and astounding colors of these top 10 most beautiful birds in the world. With their striking beauty and enchanting whistles, it is impossible not to be drawn to these fascinating winged creatures.
10. Flamingo (Phoenicopteridae)
Flamingos are found in both the Western Hemisphere and Eastern Hemisphere . Flamingos frequently stand on one leg. The reason for this behavior is not fully known. Flamingo tongues were considered a delicacy in Ancient Rome. Also, Andean miners have killed flamingos for their fat, believed to be a cure for tuberculosis
9. Bohemian Waxwing
Few people know about the Bohemian Waxwing but it is a bird of beauty hiding underneath it’s gray plumage. The Bohemian Waxwing has stunning rose-colored feathers on its face and it’s tail has a vibrant yellow tip.
8. Northern Cardinal
The northern cardinal is also known as the Redbird and the Virginia nightingale. The Northern Cardinal is a mid-sized songbird with a body length of 21-23 cm (8.3 to 9 inches). 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.
7. Wood Duck
The Wood Duck or Carolina Duck is a medium-sized perching duck. A typical adult is about 19 inches in length with an average wingspan of 29 inches. 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.
6. Keel Billed Toucan
While the Toucan’s feathers are not so colorful it’s beak has the colors of a rainbow. Native to South america this bird likes to live in the high canopies of the rain forests.
5. Eastern Rosella
The Eastern Rosella is native to Australia and is an amazing singer, it is also able to learn to speak. Due to it’s speaking ability and singing people like to have Rosellas as pets but the bird prefers to stay away from humans.
4. The Bali Bird Of Paradise
A vast majority of bird species in the Birds of Paradise family is located on New Guinea, as well as its satellites. However, there are a few remaining species in the eastern coast of Australia and Moluccas. It is common to see these birds only on film since they usually dwell in dense and inaccessible rainforest habitats.
The kingfisher has over ninety different varieties of species and are found throughout the world. They are a small bird with long bills and sturdy bodies that helps them in being masters of fishing.
2. The Golden Pheasant
A truly magnificent sight, the Golden or Chinese Pheasant is another type of bird that catches the eye with a wonderful display of color. These are gamebirds, native to western China, although they have been bred in other countries like the UK, and are unmistakably lovely with a golden crest, rump and bright red body.
1. Atlantic Puffin
The Atlantic Puffin surely is more in the mould of ‘cute’ than beautiful. But, its colourfully striped beak, bright orange, webbed feet and clown like eyes present a comical appearance, adored throughout the world.
This tiny bird is a great swimmer and spends most part of the year out in the high seas and comes ashore only to breed. It is superbly adapted to swimming underwater with its waterproofed feathers. It can even drink salt water.