Despite their small size, birds are always able to amaze us. It is either by their beautiful chirping or by their beautiful colors. Do you know that there are some amazing birds with beautiful feathers out there? They will astonish you with very pretty color combination that you cannot miss.
These 7 birds with beautiful feathers are coming from different zones, some come from Africa, while some others come from other part of the world. Each of them is enriched with special characteristics too.
You can also check kind of birds in Antarctica. They are just beyond amazing. We should be thankful of the variety of this beauty. So, let’s get ready to be amazed by these 7 birds with beautiful feathers around the world.
- Golden Pheasant
This bird is very famous in China, as Chinese people think that Golden Pheasant is a symbol of luck, fate and prosperity. Golden pheasant’s body is characterized with long tail feathers in black and cinnamon color.
There is a distinctive difference of feather color between male and female golden pheasant. The males have bright color of red chest, golden-yellow crest and long tail, while the females have brown, black and beige color through their body.
This species can be found in Central and Southern China. They are omnivores, eating insects, flowers, berries and bamboo shoots.
Golden pheasant is also one of the most colorful animals. It must be because of its beautiful color.
- Indian Peafowl
Indian peafowl is native to the Indian subcontinent, however, many countries are familiar with this species already. You can easily find this Indian peafowl in parks, zoo and nature centers.
Regarding to its body size, the adult Indian peafowl ranges from 3 to 5 feet long and they have long tails, around 5 feet long. The beautiful feathers are covering the tails are 5 feet or around 1.5 meters long and it is longer than the bird’s body.
- Gouldian Finch
Gouldian Finch is the third bird with the beautiful feathers. It has bright green back, yellow belly and purple breast. 75% of this species has black facial color, while the rest has red facial color.
Gouldian Finch is known as the only grassfinch that nest in tree hollows or holes in termite mounds. This species is native to Australia as you can find them in tropical northern sub-coastal area in Western Australia and the Central Cape York Peninsula. Gouldian Finch commonly lives in the edges of mangroves and savannas with lots of trees.
Do you know that there are many types of finches and some of the are best in singing? Check the best type of singing finches and enjoy their beautiful voice! And if you want to keep one at home, check these popular types of finches to pet at home.
- Toco Toucan
This bird is the largest of all toucans family. Their body size is around 64 cm in length. This species is characterized by black body and white throat and large colorful beak as well.
Toco taucan has really big beak that is about 19 cm in length, which is one third of its body. Though the beak takes one third of its body, it doesn’t weigh as much as you think.
The beak is made of protein keratin that integrates air pockets that make it light. This bird is native to South America and can be easily found in savannas, shrubland or tropical forests.
Known as flamingo, this species of bird with beautiful feathers has the Latin name Phoenicopterus. They are native to America, Africa, Europe and Asia.
Flamingos are quite tall as they can stand over 4 feet tall. They eat small insects, algae and also shrimps. Their pretty pink color is obtained from the shrimp they eat. They can have brighter feathers if they eat more shrimps. Otherwise, if they eat less shrimps, their feathers will get whiter.
- Hyacint Macaw
Hyacinth Macaw is impressive due to its length that can reach up to 100 cm. Hyacinth Macaw is also identified as the largest of all flying parrots all over the world.
It can be found in savannas and open grasslands in Northern Brazil. Hyacinth Macaw is well known for having the striking cobalt blue plumage along with bright yellow rings around its eyes.
This color combination, Hyacinth Macaw is also known as Blue Macaw. However, the population of this bird species declines in the past few years due to habitat loss and illegal hunting.
If you want to see other birds species that are endangered, you can see endangered species of birds in Indonesia. They need to be protected!
- Blue Jay
Do you know that Blue Jay is known for being one of the smartest and the most beautiful birds in the world? Yes, they are. Blue Jays are commonly found across forests in Central North and Eastern America. As its name “Blue Jay”, this bird species has blue, white and black plumage.
Moreover, it has “jay” in its name because of its ability to make a noisy call “jay jay”. Blue jays are also able to copy and imitate other birds’ calls. They do that to deceive other birds.