Birds are the most beautiful creation. We are lucky to live on planet earth which is home to endless shades and types of feathered creatures.
With so many different types of birds, which is the most beautiful bird in this world? Nobody could answer this question. However, some of them are the rarest. Here is a list of most beautiful birds in this world:
1. Atlantic Puffin – Atlantic puffin is known as the common puffin.Atlantic Puffins are incredibly charismatic, with their lovely color-blocked, black-and-white patterning and brightly colored bill.
They are easy to view for those interested in seeing sea birds at closer proximity. They are best seen from April to July, as they spend the rest of the year out to sea, floating on the waves and foraging on various small fish.
2. Bohemian waxwing – The Bohemian waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) is a starling-sized passerine bird that is native to Western North America, Eastern Europe, and Siberia in autumn.
The waxwing is attracted by a tree with ripe berries. From autumn to spring, the Bohemian waxwing eats the berries of conifer trees and shrubs, especially mountain ash.
It eats buds, flowers, leaves, and even tree sap in early spring after the berry season has finished and before the emergence of insects.
In the brief summer, the waxwing exists mostly on mosquitoes and midges.
3. Blue Jay -Blue jays are native to North America.
They are predominantly blue with a white chest and underparts and a blue crest.
Blue Jay’s diet includes acorns, nuts, weed seeds, grain, fruits and other berries, bread, meat, small invertebrates of many types, scraps in town parks, bird-table food, and rarely eggs.
4. Greater Bird of Paradise – The greater bird-of-paradise is the largest member in the genus Paradisaea, and also known as “legless bird-of-paradise” because early trade-skins to reach Europe were prepared without wings or feet by the indigenous New Guinean people.
These birds eat mostly berries, fruits, and insects, but have been known to eat reptiles, too.
Blue Birds of Paradise are recognized by their black and blue feathers as well as their black face and blue creased head.
This stunning bird dwells in the inaccessible parts of the rainforest, making it hard to capture them.
White-throated kingfishers eat many organisms, including grasshoppers, beetles, ants, scorpions, crickets, frogs, mice, dragonflies, centipedes, and fish.
5. Great Hornbill -It’s is also known as the concave-casqued hornbill. It is found in the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia.
The most distinctive feature of the hornbill is the bright yellow and black casqued on top of its massive bill.
Their diet consists mainly of fruit, especially different types of figs. These birds also occasionally feed on small mammals, birds, small reptiles and insects.
6. Gouldian finch – The Gouldian finch is a small colorful bird native to Australia. They are brightly colored with black, green, yellow, and red markings.
These birds live in the woodlands with grassy plains usually near water.
Gouldian finches are fruitarian they feed on ripe and half-ripe grass seeds and occasionally some insects.
7. Golden Pheasant -Golden Pheasant is also known as Rainbow Pheasant. It is a colorful bird native to forests in mountainous areas of China. They prefer dense conifer forests in mountainous regions but can also be found in mixed forests.
They eat berries, grubs, seeds, leaves, tender shoots of shrubs and bamboos, some flowers, and other types of vegetation. Occasionally they take insects and spiders.
8. Himalayan Molan – The Himalayan monal also known as the Impeyan monal. It’s native to Himalayan forests and shrublands at elevations.
Himalayan monals are social birds that are often seen in pairs or small groups.
Himalayan monals are insectivores and herbivores. They feed on various insects, seeds, tubers, roots, and berries.
9. Hummingbird -These birds create humming sound by beating their wings, it’s highly audible to humans. They can be found in South America.
Hummingbirds eat seven to eight times per hour, they mostly consume sugar. They do not live on sugar alone, they eat insects and tiny spiders to supply protein and also feed on tree sap.
10. Lilac Breasted Roller -It’s the national bird of both Kenya and Botswana.
Lilac-breasted Rollers can be found widely throughout sub-Saharan African and the southern Arabian Peninsula.
With their vibrant colors – blue or green head, turquoise belly, brown back, and the beautiful lilac breast, they make an eye-catching sight.
They eat insects, spiders, scorpions, centipedes and millipedes, snails, and a variety of small vertebrates, including small birds.
11. Mandarin Bird -The mandarin duck is a perching duck species native to the East Palearctic. Its name means “WIGGED DIVING BIRD”.
This beautiful little waterbird was introduced from the Far East, it can still be found in China, Japan, Korea, and Russia. Oddly for a duck, it nests in trees, sometimes high above the water.
These are one of the most colorful birds with man colors to count. This duck is considered the world’s most beautiful duck.
12. Oriental dwarf kingfisher -also known as the black-backed kingfisher or three-toed kingfisher in the Alcedinidae family.
They are the resident of a lawless forest. The bright, rainbow-colored kingfisher is found in the rainforests of South-East Asia.
This bird is small in size and attractive for its rainbow colors.
They eat geckos, crabs, snails, frogs, and spiders.
13. Painted Bunting -The Painted bunting is a small brightly-colored member of the cardinal family. Due to their attractive appearance and lovely warbling song, they often live out their lives as cage birds.
It’s found in North Carolina, Mexico, Bahamas, and Southern Florida.
They mainly eat seeds and insects, and will also feed on caterpillars, beetle larvae, spiders, grasshoppers, and snails.
14. Peacock -It’s the national bird of India. Peacock is the name of the male bird of the peafowl family.
Peafowls are typically either green or blue bodied with beautiful tail feathers and its unforgettable experience of posing when it raises all feathers with a “dancing Peacock.” When the peacock loses its tail feathers, it was used as a pen or for sacred rituals since ancient times.
Victoria crowned pigeons are herbivores and feed fallen fruits but also berries, seeds, and occasionally small invertebrates.
15. Palm cockatoo – This cockatoo is a large black or smoky-gray parrot from the cockatoo family.
It has a distinctive appearance, having one of the biggest beaks of any parrot, a beak unusual in itself.
The Palm cockatoo inhabits New Guinea, northern Queensland’s the Cape York Peninsula, and West Papua. They choose big trees for roosting and nesting.
Palm cockatoos eat mainly leaf buds, fruits, and seeds. They also sometimes consume insects and their larvae.
16. Rainbow Lorikeet -The rainbow lorikeet is a breed of parrot found in Australia.
They are the colorful species and live up to their name. Their face and bellies sport a deep blue plumage with green feathers on their wings, backs, and heads. They have bright red breasts with highlights of yellow and orange on the sides.
They have fresh fruit, flowers, and green vegetables.
17. Splendid Fairy Wren -Simply known as a splendid wren or blue wren is widely spread in the arid and semi-arid region of Australia.
Splendid Fairy-wren mostly eats small creatures like insects, ants, cricket, spiders, and bugs. They tend to stick close to forage in groups mostly on the ground or in shrubs.
18. Quetzal -Resplendent quetzals are beautiful birds, and they are well known for their colorful plumage.
Quetzal feathers can shine in a variant of colors like green, cobalt, lime, yellow, and they have a green body or redbreast.
Resplendent quetzals are considered specialized fruit-eaters, although they mix their diet with insects, frogs, and lizards.
19. Victoria Crowned Pigeon -The Victoria crowned pigeon is a large, bluish-grey pigeon with elegant blue lace-like crests, maroon breast, and red irises.
Ground-dwelling pigeons are native to the New Guinea region.
The bird may be easily recognized by the unique white tips on its crests and by its deep ‘whooping’ sounds made while calling.
20. White-Throated Kingfisher -It’s also known as the white-breasted kingfisher is a tree kingfisher, widely distributed in Asia from the Sinai east through the Indian subcontinent to the Philippines.
Common both near and away from water; frequently seen perched on fence posts and telephone lines near wetlands, lakes, agricultural fields, and clearings.