Mother Nature has given us lots of fascinating and amazing plant and animal species. Although we don’t see and use them everyday still each of them plays a vital role in our lives. Not only do they keep the balance in the ecosystem, they also make the world a beautiful place to live in. Among all the living species, the birds are listed among the most beautiful, so, here are 12 of the world’s most beautiful bird species:
12. Atlantic Puffin
Atlantic puffins have penguin like coloring but they sport a colorful beak that has led some to dub them the “sea parrot”. The beak fades to a drab gray during the winter and blooms with color again in the spring which is suggesting that it may be attractive to potential mates. These birds live most of their lives at sea, resting on the waves when not swimming. They are excellent swimmers that use their wings to stroke underwater with a flying motion. They steer with rudder like webbed feet and can dive to depths of 200 feet but they usually stay underwater for only 20 or 30 seconds. Puffins typically hunt small fish like herring or sand eels.
11. Bali Bird of Paradise
The Bali Bird Of Paradise is a quite perfect winged creature that make numerous individuals interested in it. There are 43 types of this specific feathered creature. It got its name in the sixteenth Century when it was carried to Europe on the Victoria ship by Magellan. It was accepted that this was the magnificent winged creature that stood for the excellence of the land that they were set to investigate. Birds of Paradise are discovered in New Guinea and encompassing islands but they can be seen mostly in films because they dwell in the inaccessible parts of the rain forests, making it hard to capture them.
The hoopoe has a pinkish-brown body, striking black and white wings, a long black down curved bill, and a long pinkish-brown crest which it raises when excited. It does not breed in the UK, but as many as 100 birds can turn up in spring (mostly seen as single birds) as birds migrating north to Europe from Africa overshoot and land on the south coast of England.
9. Golden Pheasant
The Golden Pheasant which is also known as the ‘Chinese Pheasant’ is one of the more popular species of pheasant which is native to the mountainous forests of Western and Central China. The Golden Pheasant was introduced to the United Kingdom around 100 years ago and there are around 101 to 118 mating pairs in the summer. This hardy, game bird belongs to the order: Galliformes and is a smaller species of pheasant.
Flamingos are famous for their bright pink feathers, stilt-like legs, and S-shaped neck. Though they are seen in parks and zoos, Flamingos are actually beautiful birds commonly found in the Western and Southern Hemispheres. When a flamingo spots potential dinner—favorite foods include shrimp, snails, and plantlike water organisms called algae—it plunges its head into the water, twists it upside down, and scoops the fish using its upper beak like a shovel. They are able to “run” on water, thanks to their webbed feet, to gain speed before lifting up into the sky.
7. Northern Oriole
The rich, whistling song of the Baltimore Oriole, echoing from treetops near homes and parks, is a sweet herald of spring in eastern North America. Look way up to find these singers: the male’s brilliant orange plumage blazes from high branches like a torch. Nearby, you might spot the female weaving her remarkable hanging nest from slender fibers. Fond of fruit and nectar as well as insects, Baltimore Orioles are easily lured to backyard feeders.
6. Rainbow Lorikeet
The Rainbow Lorikeet is unmistakable with its bright red beak and colorful plumage. Both sexes look alike, with a blue (mauve) head and belly, green wings, tail and back, and an orange/yellow breast. They are often seen in loud and fast-moving flocks, or in communal roosts at dusk.
5. Keel-billed Toucans
The Keel-billed Toucan which is also known as the bill bird is the national bird of Belize. The most obvious characteristic of the toucan is the huge yellow, orange, red, green and black bill. The toucan’s bill is amazing it allows the bird to feed on a variety of tropical forest fruits. The Keel-billed toucans are a very social bird and can often be seen in flocks of six or more birds. They are found throughout Belize’s forests and nest in holes in tree trunks. They lay one to four eggs and the parent birds take turns incubating the eggs. This bird displays a rapid, heavy flapping of the wings when flying and calls with a creek sound, similar to a frog.
4. Painted Bunting
With their vivid fusion of blue, green, yellow, and red, male Painted Buntings seem to have flown straight out of a child’s coloring book. Females and immature are a distinctive bright green with a pale eye ring. These fairly common finches breed in the coastal Southeast and in the south-central U.S., where they often come to feeders. They are often caught and sold illegally as cage birds, particularly in Mexico and the Caribbean, a practice that puts pressure on their breeding populations.
Peacocks and peahens—these are the birds known as peafowl, members of the pheasant family. Although most people call the species peacocks, the word really only refers to the male bird. Just like among chickens, where the male is called a rooster or cock and the female is called a hen, male peafowl are peacocks and female peafowl are peahens. There are two peafowl species: Indian or blue peafowl and green peafowl. Most people are familiar with the Indian Peafowl, since that is the kind found in many zoos and parks. It is famed for its distinctive shades and colors.
2. Stork-billed Kingfisher
Compared to other kingfishers, the Stork-billed kingfisher is one of the largest species around 35 cm in length. They are very colorful and have green feathers on their back, blue wings and tail, and a grey head. The bill is very large and bright red. There is no sexual body shape or color difference between males and females in this species. In order to fish, they are generally seen in lowland forests, by the edges of rivers, streams, canals and large lakes.
1. Green Wing Macaw Parrot
The Green-winged Macaw parrot is one of the largest of the Macaw parrots. It is quite beautiful in color and very distinguished its own right. It is considered as one of the most docile Macaws and often referred to as the ‘gentle giant’. This pet bird is appreciated for both its coloration and its temperament. It tends to be gentler, quieter, and a more affectionate Macaw than many of its relatives, making it a superb companion and family pet.
There are estimated to be 10,000 species of birds in the world and nature has blessed some with the most incredible, colorful plumage. From bright blues to radiant reds and gorgeous greens, it is hard to believe that these birds are real and not the invention of a fine painter. So, here is the list of top 12 birds around the world which will make you believe in the beauty of creation of mother nature.