50 Most Colorful Birds On Earth

Indian Peafowl (Peacock)

The 50 most colorful birds on earth are a sight to behold.

From bright reds and pinks to electric blues, these beauties have a diversity of colors that will make your heart sing.

The vibrant colors of the feathers in some species is used for mating displays or camouflage from predators while others can be used as warnings against predators.

What is your favorite color? Mine is blue.

I’m not sure if it’s because my eyes are that color or what, but there is something about the hue that makes me feel calm and happy.

I can’t help but smile when I see a turquoise sea or a crisp, winter sky.

To make you smile too, here are 50 birds of various colors from all over the world to brighten up your screen!

1. Indian Peafowl (Peacock)

 

What’s up with this peacock? Well, the peacock is India’s national bird. While traveling through the vast country, one encounters him countless times.

The peacock is a sacred animal in India, as it appears as the mount of some gods in Hindu mythology. The blue peacock is one of the oldest domestic animals.

Derived from the free-living species, there are now many mutations bred by humans. These are very popular in the United States, where around 90 different mutations are bred.

2. American Purple Gallinule

American Purple Gallinule

A long-legged waterbird that lives in freshwater wetlands, the American Purple Gallinule is so named because of its iridescent purple feathers.

They are very hard to spot and can be found on the east coast from New Jersey to Florida during the breeding season. The males have a bright green head and chest, while females will have more brownish plumage with a dark breast band.
The American Purple Gallinule has been known to eat small frogs, tadpoles, plants with seeds, dragonflies, and other insects.

In addition, they feed their chicks by regurgitating food for them or dipping their bill into the water like parents feeding baby birds would do back home! You can find these beautiful creatures near shallow creeks or

3. Andean cock-of-the-rock

Andean cock-of-the-rock

The Andean cock-of-the-rock is a bird that lives in the highlands of South America.

It is one of the few birds that live exclusively on land, and it has adapted to living in some of the harshest environments.

The bird’s habitat ranges from sea level to over 12,800 feet!

In order to survive in the high altitude, Andean cock-of-the-rock has developed many different adaptations.

The most obvious adaptation is its large chest that houses a powerful heart and lungs capable of supplying it with enough oxygen for long flights at this elevation.

Another feature is their feathers which can change color depending on what surroundings the bird is in.

They can be black and white, or brown with patches of orange depending on the weather conditions.

4. Australian King Parrot

Australian King Parrot

The king parakeet reaches a total length of about 43 cm (of which about 20 cm make up the tail) and a weight of 210 to 270 g, whereby the male is slightly smaller and lighter than the female.

It is strongly built with a broad, wedge-shaped tail. Males and females can be distinguished very well.

The male’s head, chest and belly are red, while the female’s head and chest are green and only the lower abdomen red.

The females become sexually mature at around 2 years of age, the males, on the other hand, only at 3 to 4 years.

5. Bird of Paradise

Bird of Paradise

The Bird of Paradise is a gorgeous exotic plant that will add a colorful and tropical touch to any garden.

It has won over the hearts of many bird enthusiasts around the world because it attracts birds with its beautiful flowers and sweet nectar.

These plants are easy to grow, but they do best in warm climates where they can thrive year-round.

The name “Bird of Paradise” comes from the shape of its fruit which resembles a bird’s head.

6. Black-Collared Lovebird

Black-Collared Lovebird

The Black-collared lovebird is a small, stocky bird with an olive-brown head and yellow belly.

The male has a black collar around his neck that makes it easy to tell the difference between males and females. Black-collared lovebirds are found in Africa, Madagascar, southern Europe (Spain), and eastern Asia (China). They live in trees or bushes near water sources like rivers or lakes.

Black-collared Lovebirds are very social creatures.

Males will defend their territory from other males by chasing them off of their perch or attacking them until they flee the area.

Females will also help defend their territory by chasing away intruders too!

7. Common Kingfisher

Common Kingfisher

The kingfisher can be seen almost all over Europe.

From southern Scandinavia, where it only occurs as a breeding bird, to the North African coast.

Thus it is a migratory, partial and resident bird depending on the area in which it is located. The kingfishers prefer clear, calm waters with lots of small fish.

You can see them on rivers, canals, drainage ditches, fish ponds, and, in winter.

The kingfisher is about 17 cm tall as the red-backed killer.

It is unmistakable because of its thick head and short tail.

The shimmering colors are unique to the kingfisher.

Depending on the exposure to the sun and the wetness of the plumage, they look different, the back then glows from blue to turquoise and the underside from red to rust-brown.

8. Crimson Rosella

Crimson Rosella

The crimson rosella is a beautiful bird that has many qualities that make it the perfect choice for your backyard.

First, they are one of the most brightly colored birds in Australia and second, they are non-aggressive so they will not hurt you or any other creatures if you have them as pets.

This species of bird can be found living in various locations including tropical forests, savannahs, and mountain ranges.

Although it can be difficult to find this bird, it is worth the effort because they are a joy to have as pets and will attract many other birds with their beautiful plumage.

9. Crimson Sunbird

Crimson Sunbird

 

If you have ever been to the Amazon in South America, you might be familiar with the crimson sunbird.

This bird is a native of Brazil and Peru and it has some very distinctive features that make it easy to spot.

It’s got a redhead with black wings and tail feathers, but its most distinguishing feature is its long, curved bill.

The female birds are even more colorful than their male counterparts because they have pink highlights on their wings!

The crimson sunbird is a very social species and lives in groups that are usually made up of one male and several females.

They often feed together with other birds from the same group, like Amazons or hummingbirds!

If you’re looking to spot this bird, make sure to keep your eyes peeled for trees and bushes because they live in both habitats.

10. Curl-crested Aracari

Curl-crested Aracari

The curl-crested aracari (Pteroglossus beauharnaesii) is a large, colorful species of toucan found in the rainforests of South America.

Curl-crested aracaris are mostly green and yellow with black wings, orange eyes, and an ornately curled purple crest.

They use their long tongues to eat fruit from tree branches that are inaccessible to other birds due to the height or thickness of the branch.

The curl-crested aracari is one of the few toucan species that may have been derived from social behavior in response to selective pressures imposed by predation.

11. Eurasian Bullfinch

Eurasian Bullfinch

The Eurasian Bullfinch is a lovely songbird with an unusually melodious call.

It has beautiful olive and brown plumage, which gives it its name.

The Eurasian Bullfinch nests in coniferous forests across Europe and Asia, where they feed on insects such as aphids and caterpillars.

This delightful bird is one you don’t want to miss! If you have seen this exquisite bird before be sure not to miss it again!

This delightful songbird will fill your heart with joy while also giving you the chance to see another magnificent animal up close.

So what are you waiting for?

Make today count by visiting the Eurasian Bullfinch during their mating season or any time at all!

12. Flame Robin

Flame Robin

What is the Flame Robin? The Flame Robin (Petroica phoenicea) is a small bird that closely resembles the North American Red-breasted Sapsucker.

It has a long, slender bill with an orange base and greyish tip.

This species can be found in Australia, New Guinea, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea from sea level to altitudes of 1500 meters in subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and open woodland habitats.

The Flame Robin was previously thought to be related to thrushes but recent DNA studies suggest it may belong within the Corvida parvorder comprising many birds such as crows, ravens, jays, and magpies although this classification awaits further study.

13. Flamingo

Flamingo

What is a flamingo?

A tall, thin bird with long legs and an elegant neck.

Why are they called such?

It’s because of the bright pink feathers that look like flames on their body.

This unique animal can be found in many different countries around the world as well as near saltwater lakes or lagoons.

They live in groups of 10-20 individuals, but there have been reports of flocks going upwards to 1,000 birds!

14. Gouldian Finch

Gouldian Finch

Gouldian Finches are a type of finch that live in Australia.

They are native to the continent and can be found in grasslands, forests, shrublands, and wetlands. Gouldian Finches have long tails with white tips on their wings.

When they fly, it looks like they’re wearing white gloves!

One fun fact about these little birds is that there are actually two types: Eastern and Western Gouldians.

The Western ones are smaller than the Eastern ones and have shorter tails

15. Guianan Cock-of-the-Rock

Guianan Cock-of-the-Rock

Male Guianan cocks-of-the-rock have bright orange colors and are crescent-shaped on top of their heads.

This edge of the crest is lined with a brown band.

The crescent remains upright, starts at the tip of the bill, and extends to the back of its head. Their wings are black and white, and the tails are also black.

The rest of their bodies are all orange in color.

The female birds have a bit of brown color. Their bill is black with a yellow tip, and they have a smaller crest than the males.

16. Keel-billed toucan

Keel-billed toucan

A toucan is a colorful bird that lives in Central and South America.

The keel-billed toucan has an orange beak with black scales at the base, it’s feathers are green with red accents.

It has a white throat patch, and blue eye rings.

A female toucan will have less red on her tail while a male will have more red on his tail.

They can grow up to 70 centimeters long! Keel-billed toucans live in groups of 10 or so birds usually where they find food together.

Toucans use their powerful bills to crush large fruits like sapodilla and banana which are then swallowed whole because they do not chew their food before swallowing it like most other animals do!

17. Lady Gouldian Finch

Lady Gouldian Finch

What do you get when cross a finch with a canary?

A Lady Gouldian Finch.

This unique bird is native to the dry, arid regions of Australia and it has become highly popular in the pet trade because of its wide variety of colors.

The bright green plumage on their head contrasts against their yellow-orange body feathers that are accented by black wings and tail feathers.

In captivity, these birds are very social and enjoy singing together as well as playing games like tag with one another.

They also make great pets for children who want something smaller than an average size bird but still need lots of attention from adults!

18. Lilac-breasted Roller

Lilac-breasted Roller

The Lilac-breasted Roller is a medium-sized bird of prey.

These birds are found in sub-Saharan Africa, where their diet consists mostly of insects and other small invertebrates they can find on the ground or in trees.

They have four distinctive white stripes that run down its chest, two black stripes near each eye, and red eyes with yellow irises.

The males and females look very similar to one another but there are some key differences: the female’s breast feathers are often a lighter shade of lilac than those of the male as well as having less prominent markings on her face.

Both sexes have dark brown bars across their breasts which gradually fade into an orange hue towards the belly region.

19. Mandarin duck

Mandarin duck

Mandarin ducks are a type of waterfowl that are native to East Asia.

They can be found in both fresh and salt water habitats.

Mandarin ducks are recognized by their white body, black head, orange bill and greenish back.

The female is larger than the male with an average weight of 1 kg (2 pounds).

They have webbed feet which allow them to swim quickly through the water.
Mandarin Ducks breed in colonies and nests made from vegetation found on the shores of rivers or lakes.

Females lay eggs between 12-14 days after mating, typically about 8 eggs per nest for a total clutch size of 16-24 eggs!

These birds do not build nests like other birds but instead find a location near ground level.

20. Nicobar Pigeon

 

The Nicobar pigeon is a very large, stocky pigeon that was once found throughout the Indian subcontinent.

The bird went extinct in 1867 and now it can only be seen on the Andaman Islands.

This blog post will explore what happened to this species of pigeon and how they are trying to bring them back.

The Nicobar Pigeon has been labeled as threatened due to its extinction which occurred over 150 years ago.

For many decades, there had been no sightings of these birds anywhere in their former habitats until one day an expedition from Oxford University came across three specimens in 2012 while studying orchids on the remote island of Nancowry (in India).

It was not until 2017 when another sighting was reported by locals

21. Northern Cardinal

The Northern Cardinal is a striking bird with a bright red head and throat.

It lives in the eastern United States, from southern Canada to central Florida, west to Texas and north as far as Nebraska.

The cardinal’s natural habitats are mixed forests or woodlands with tree cover of deciduous trees, open fields near woodland edges, hedgerows and thickets at forest margins.

Cardinals usually feed on insects such as beetles, caterpillars and spiders but also eat seeds found on the ground.

They will occasionally take fruit from shrubs or vines but seldom visit bird feeders which would make them susceptible to diseases spread by humans.

22. Olive-backed Sunbird

Olive-backed Sunbirds are found in central Africa.

They are very small, and have a large bill for their size (2cm).

Olive-backs live in the high canopy of trees and feed on nectar from flowers, as well as insects and spiders.

These birds also use their bills to probe into holes or cracks to find food.

Olive-backed sunbirds are monogamous during breeding season.

The female will lay two eggs at one time, usually about 30 days apart from each other.

Both parents take care of the young by feeding them regurgitated food that is produced in the crop through an esophageal groove created by muscles called cricoids.

23. Orange Fruit-Dove

The Orange Fruit-Dove is a small, mainly green bird and it is found in many parts of the world.

It eats fruits from the ground or low growing branches.

The Orange Fruit-Dove has an orange head with black stripes on its forehead and white spots around its eyes.

Its wings are brownish red with two rows of dark feathers. When they fly, their tail is flipped up over their body like a cape making them look very cute!

They live in trees that have thick leaves for protection against predators such as snakes and other birds trying to grab them while they eat fruit off the tree branch side ways down low.

24. Painted Bunting

Painted Bunting

The Painted Bunting is a small bird that can be found in the United States and Canada, but is most common in Florida.

The species breeds in wet prairies with sedge or grasses.

Its eggs are white to cream-colored and it will lay one to three eggs at a time.

The Painted Bunting’s diet consists of insects, seeds, fruits, berries and nectar from flowers.

It has been on the endangered list for many years because its habitat is shrinking due to development around wetlands.

It was once classified as a migratory species but now it isn’t because they have found populations of them living year round near their breeding grounds.

26. Paradise Tanager

The Paradise Tanager is one of the most colorful and striking birds in Costa Rican rainforest.

The males have a dark blue back with a greenish-yellow underside, while females are brownish-gray on top and pink underneath.

They can be found near forested edges or stands, as well as in more open areas such as pastures or savanna.

This species has an unusually large range for the family Thraupidae, which includes tanagers and other similar groups of small songbirds.

It ranges from southern Mexico to northern Colombia where it lives in humid lowlands close to water sources.

27. Pine Grosbeak

A bird that is found in the northern hemisphere, the pine grosbeak has a black head with a white stripe on its neck.

With yellow and black wings, it stands about 8 inches tall.

The male has a long tail while the female’s is shorter and more rounded at the end.

They feed mainly on seeds but will also eat berries from trees and shrubs such as juniper, elderberry, hawthorn and cotoneaster.

You can find them near open areas like parks or fields where they can be seen hopping around looking for food items.

This bird, with its long tail and yellow head feathers, is most often found in pine forests. It nests high up in a tree where it lays four to six eggs.

The female will incubate the eggs for about two weeks before they hatch.

Once they do, both parents feed them and teach them how to fly.

28. Rainbow Lorikeet

Most people don’t know the difference between a lorikeet and a parakeet.

This blog post will help you to identify the differences.

What does it matter, some may ask?

Well, if you’re interested in owning one of these beautiful birds as a pet, you’ll want to make sure that you have what’s best for them.

The two species of bird are very different when it comes to their habits and needs, so knowing before-hand is vital for making an informed decision about which type of bird is right for your family or household.

29. Red Golden Pheasant

The red golden pheasant is a beautiful bird that has been admired for centuries.

These birds are also known as the Chinese Pheasant, and it can be found in many different colors.

The bird’s feathers are mostly made up of black, white, yellowish-brown, chestnut brown and greenish blue.

They have long tails with bright red feathers on the end which they will display when threatened or trying to attract a mate.

The males grow an extra set of tail feathers during mating season that can span up to six inches long!

Males will use these feathers like fans to show off their appearance and size while competing for females during courtship displays or when defending their territory from other males.

30. Red-bearded Bee-Eater

Red-bearded Bee-Eater

The red-bearded bee-eater is a stunning bird with distinctive black and white stripes on its face.

It has a long, curved beak for catching insects from the air or off of plants.

They feed mainly on bees, wasps, dragonflies and other flying insects like flies.

The red-bearded bee-eater will use their long tongue to catch prey in flight and then they will snap it up into their mouth with the help of their sharp teeth!

They are known for their long curved beaks and their bright red, yellow, and black feathers.

This blog post will cover some fun facts about this species!

31. Red-Legged Partridge

The red-legged partridge is a bird in the pheasant family that is found across Europe and Asia.

These birds are usually about 16 inches long, with males being slightly larger than females.

The male has an orange head and neck, dark grey body feathers, white belly feathers on his chest and lower abdomen, a black stripe around his eyes, and red legs.

Females will have brownish heads with speckles of white or light purple feathers around their necks as well as browner bodies with lighter spots on them.

32. Red-necked Tanager

The Red-necked Tanager is a beautiful bird that lives in the forests of Central America. This brightly colored bird has a red head and purple body.

The males are usually more colorful than the females, but both sexes have a black tail with white tips on their wings.

These birds feed mainly on seeds and fruit, so they typically stay close to trees where these foods grow. They also like to visit flowering plants for nectar.

33. Resplendent Quetzal

The Resplendent quetzal is the national bird of Guatemala.

This beautiful creature has been known to live in high altitude forests, but it has also been spotted on coffee plantations and human settlements near mountain ranges.

Resplendent Quetzals are notable for their long tail feathers that can grow up to 3 feet long!

The Resplendent Quetzal’s colors vary with age: they start out brown and then turn bright green as they reach adulthood.

34. Roseate Spoonbill

The Roseate Spoonbill is a beautiful bird that frequents the Gulf Coast. T

hey are native to Florida and Texas, but they can be found as far north as Louisiana and as far east as North Carolina.

The males have a pinkish bill and the females have a grayish-brown bill.

These birds feed on small fish, crabs, shrimp, frogs, tadpoles, insects and other invertebrates in shallow water or mudflats where they may also wade in search of food with their head down low.

They also like to eat algae from cypress trees close to wetlands or around mangroves near saltwater areas.

This makes them very identifiable by their bright white feathers which turn pink when it’s time for breeding

35. Rufous Hummingbird

Rufous Hummingbird

The Rufous Hummingbird is a small bird measuring 6 to 7 inches long.

It has a long, curved bill and short tail feathers.

The male is typically red with black on its back while the female is brownish-gray with dark stripes on its head.

These hummingbirds are seen in deserts, coastal scrub habitats, chaparral brushlands and conifer forests from southern Canada down to northern Mexico.

They eat nectar and insects for food which they catch by hovering at flowers or chasing after them during flight.

36. Scarlet Macaw

The Scarlet Macaw is one of the most colorful birds in the world, and is native to Central and South America.

It has a head of iridescent red feathers, which are covered with blue sheen that is visible only when light reflects off them.

The beak can vary from greenish-yellow to black, while its iris can range from brown to orange or even pale yellow. Its feet are usually dark grey or black with three toes pointing forwards and one backwards; however there have been instances where they were white.

37. Scarlet-chested Parakeet

Scarlet-chested Parakeet is a small bird, with a green head and yellow body.

They are found in the mountains of Ecuador. Scarlet-chested parakeets feed on seeds, berries, flowers and fruits from trees and bushes.

These birds nest in tree hollows or cavities near streams to avoid predators that hunt them for food such as snakes.

They typically lay 3 eggs per clutch which they will incubate for 18 days before hatching their young ones out into the world!

This bird primarily eats fruit and seeds from plants and trees such as figs, palms, guava, banana trees,

avocados, cassia sp., black sapote fruit or zapote negro fruit which it feeds to its young.

The Scarlet-Chested Parakeet also eats insects like crickets that are found on tree trunks where they live.

38. Spangled cotinga

The Spangled Cotinga is one of the most beautiful birds in the world. It has a black and white body with iridescent green wings, which makes it look like a jeweled feather duster.

This bird lives in Central America, and can be found at altitudes ranging from 1,500-3,000 feet above sea level. The spangled cotinga is also known for its unique call that sounds like frogs croaking!

They are one of the most sought after birds by collectors and birders for its beauty.

39. Splendid Fairy Wren

The Splendid Fairy Wren is a small, medium-sized bird that lives in Australia. It’s also known as the Superb Fairy Wren and the Blue-gray Robin.

They are found in all sorts of habitats, including woodland, scrubland and shrub land. Most of them live around Sydney and Melbourne.

The Splendid Fairy wrens are usually very active, so if you’re lucky enough to spot one out during winter time it might be closer to water sources than other times of the year when they migrate south for the summer months.

If you ever happen to see one up close make sure not touch it because their wings can’t take flight with heavy objects attached to them which will cause death or a broken wing!

40. Stork-billed kingfisher

The Stork-billed Kingfisher is a small bird that lives in the forest and feeds on fish, frogs, crabs and other crustaceans.

It has a long bill with an upward curve at the end which they use to catch prey.

They have brownish upper parts with white underparts and a black stripe running from their forehead down their back.

The male has blue wings and tail while the female’s are green.

It has a long bill with an upward curve at the end which they use to catch prey.

They have brownish upper parts with white underparts and a black stripe running from their forehead down their back.

41. Sun Conure

Sun Conure

A bird may not be a pet for everyone.

However, if you are looking for an exotic companion then the Sun Conure may just be what you are looking for!

These birds originate from South America and can grow to about 12 inches long.

They have a lifespan of between 10-20 years but they do require quite a bit of care so it is best to research before adopting one!

42. Toco toucan

A toucan is an animal that has a large beak and colorful feathers.

It can also fly, but not very well. They live in the Amazon rainforest and usually have a group of other toucans with them.

The toucan’s diet consists of fruit, berries, insects, small reptiles or eggs from birds like cuckoos.

Toco toucans are typically found in Central America and South America because they need to live near water sources for drinking purposes and bathing purposes.

43. Turquoise-browed motmot

The turquoise-browed motmot is a small, colorful bird with an eye-catching headpiece.

The male has a purple and green iridescent patch around his eyes that’s framed by a bright yellow brow.

His female counterpart has less flashy plumage but her chestnut wings are still pretty as they contrast against the blue sky.

Both sexes have long tails to help them balance when hopping from branch to branch in search of food or mates.

The turquoise-browed motmot inhabits many types of forests, including evergreen rainforest and mountain cloud forest, which makes it difficult to spot this little guy because it blends so well into its surroundings.

44. Varied Thrush

I would like to tell you about a fascinating bird called the varied thrush.

It is migratory, and lives in North America during the summer months but often winters in Mexico.

The males have black and white plumage on their heads that extends down their necks to their backs, while females have brownish-gray feathers with narrow streaks of black running through them.

These birds are known for singing at night from a perch high up off the ground or low in a tree when they are not feeding or sleeping.

They will sing until daybreak if they live close enough to an urban area where noise from traffic doesn’t disturb them as much—especially on moonless nights!

45. Venezuelan Troupial

Venezuelan Troupial

The Venezuelan Troupial is the national bird of Venezuela. It has a bright red head, black body and yellow underparts.

The male has a long tail with white tips that it fans out in display, while the female has a shorter tail.

They are monogamous birds and usually mate for life.

Their nests can be found on tree branches or in holes in trees or cliffside.

The Venezuelan Troupials are endangered due to habitat loss and hunting by humans for their meat as well as feathers which have been used traditionally to make arrows and fishing lures.

46. Violet-crowned woodnymph

This species is found in the southern United States and northern Mexico, from the Gulf of California to Florida.

This bird was first described by Johann Baptist von Spix in 1824. The violet-crowned woodnymph is a rather small hummingbird with an average weight of just 3 grams (0.11 ounces).

In appearance, it has a long bill that curves downward at its tip and a medium-length tail that often flutters up and down as they fly about looking for food like nectar or tiny insects.

They have bright green plumage on their back; this color fades to white on their underside, belly, and chest area.

47. Vulturine Guineafowl

The Vulturine Guineafowl is a species of bird in the family Numididae.

It can be found throughout Africa, and has been introduced to Madagascar, southern Spain, Italy and Corsica.

The natural habitat for these birds are open savannahs, grasslands with scattered bushes or trees and dry woodland areas with thorny vegetation.

They live in groups of up to 60 individuals which consists mainly of females (as many as it takes to incubate eggs) mixed with some males who will act as watch guards when the group nests at night time.

The male watches over the nest during this time making sure no predators come near while they are sleeping.

48. Western crowned pigeon

Western crowned pigeon

Many people who live in the Western hemisphere are not familiar with this bird, but it is an abundant species in Central and South America.

This pigeon has a distinctive crown of feathers on its head that can range from brown to blue-gray.

It also features a long tail, pointed bill, and yellow eyes.

The western crowned pigeon is recognizable by these characteristics as well as by their loud cooing call which they use to establish territory or attract mates.

These birds feed both on the ground and in trees where they often eat seeds, fruit, insects and even other small animals like lizards!

They will nest either high up in tree branches or underground near water sources such as rivers or lakes where they lay 1-3 eggs at a time.

49. Wilson’s Bird-of-Paradise

Wilson’s Bird-of-Paradise is one of the most beautiful birds in the world.

While mostly found in eastern Indonesia, they are also native to Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu.

These rare birds have become a symbol for conservationists and biologists alike due to their rarity.

The Wilson’s bird-of-paradise has been featured on numerous stamps throughout its range countries as well as being named after Charles Wilsons who was an ornithologist from Australia who discovered them for Western science.

50. Yellow Streaked Lory

Yellow Streaked Lory

The Yellow Streaked Lory is a small and beautiful bird.

They are native to the island of New Guinea, but have been introduced in many areas by humans for their beauty.

In some regions they are thought to be poisonous because of their yellow feathers, however this is not true at all! As with other birds, lories eat small insects that they find on the forest floor as well as fruit.

When it comes time to mate, both males and females will sing loudly and dance around each other until one gives up and leaves!