Most Beautiful Birds

Rank 1: Peacock

Peacock

  Peacock, the national bird of India, is the most beautiful bird in the world. Peacock, the Indian Peafowl male, has an iridescent blue-green or green colored plumage. Males are more beautiful than females. Wings are black with a sheen of blue and feathers of Peacock have a beautiful colorful eye shaped markings which are light green, velvet blue and dark blue in color. Peacock has a colorful crest on the top of its head which makes it look very elegant...

Rank 2: African Crowned Crane

African Crowned Crane

   The Grey Crowned Crane (Balearica regulorum) is a bird in the crane family Gruidae. It is designated as the national bird of Uganda. It lives in dry savannah in Africa south of the Sahara, although it nests in somewhat wetter areas. This is a non migratory bird with a beautiful crown on top of its head.

  The Grey Crowned Crane is about 1 metre (3.3 ft) tall and weighs 3.5 kg (7.7 lbs). Its body plumage is mainly grey. The...

Rank 3: Copper-Rumped Hummingbird

Copper-Rumped Hummingbird

   The Copper-rumped Hummingbird is one of the smallest birds which is 8.6 cm long and weighs 4.7 g. The bill is fairly long, straight and mostly black with some pink on the lower mandible. The adult has copper-green upperparts and copper-bronze color on the rump. The head and breast are bright green, the thighs are white and the tail and legs are black.

  Food of this hummingbird is nectar, taken from a wide variety of...

Rank 4: Scarlet Macaw

Scarlet Macaw

   The Scarlet Macaw is a large colorful macaw which is the most beautiful and most colorful species of parrot in the world. The Scarlet Macaw is the national bird of Honduras. This large parrot is perhaps the best bird companion any home in the world would like to have. Orange, red, yellow and blue are the dominant colors of its feathers.

  It is native to humid evergreen forests in the American tropics. Range extends from...

Rank 5: Northern Cardinal

Northern Cardinal

   The Northern Cardinal is the most beautiful red bird. It has a beautiful red coat and black trim around the beak which makes this bird look simple and cute. The Northern Cardinal is a territorial singing bird, the male sings in a clear, loud whistle from the top of any high location like a tree to defend his territory. The male normally chases off other males entering his territory.

  The Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis...

Rank 6: Himalayan Monal

Himalayan Monal

   The Himalayan Monal is the national bird of Nepal and the state bird of Uttarakand State, India. The bright blue and shiny metallic green color on its back, and head crest make the male bird amazingly attractive. The females have dark brown feathers and are less attractive.

  The Himalayan Monal is a bird of genus Lophophorus of the pheasant family, Phasianidae. The Himalayan Monal is one of the most beautiful birds among...

Rank 7: Quetzal

Quetzal

   The Quetzal is one of the most beautiful birds in Central America. Once you see it live in its habitat, you can't help but say that it's one of the most beautiful birds in the world. The quetzal is indeed a colorful bird of paradise. The male quetzal is a more attractive than female. Its head is covered with luminous green feathers, its body is covered with bright red and white feathers. It also has two or three green tail feathers that can...

Rank 8: Gurney's Pitta

Gurney's Pitta

   The Gurney's Pitta is a medium-sized passerine bird. It breeds in the Malay Peninsula, with populations in Thailand and Burma. Gurney's Pitta is endangered. It was initially thought to be extinct for some time after 1952, but was rediscovered in 1986. Its rarity has been caused by the clearance of natural forest in southern Burma and peninsular Thailand.

  This beautiful bird has a blue crown and black-and-yellow underparts....

Rank 9: Rainbow Lorikeet

Rainbow Lorikeet

   The Rainbow Lorikeet, (Trichoglossus haematodus) is a species of Australasian parrot found in Australia, eastern Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. Its habitat is rainforest, coastal bushy areas and woodland areas.

  Lories and lorikeets are small to medium-sized arboreal parrots characterized by their specialized tongues for feeding on nectar of various flowers and soft fruits. The species form a...

Rank 10: Atlantic Puffin

Atlantic Puffin

   The Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica) is a seabird from the auk family. It is a bird that feeds primarily on fish by diving into the water. It also eats other sea creatures, such as squid and crustaceans. Its most obvious characteristic is its brightly coloured bill during the breeding season. Also known as the Common Puffin, it is the only puffin species which is found in the Atlantic Ocean beaches. The curious appearance of the bird, with...