1. BLUE JAY

Blue jays are known to be very wise, gorgeous and aggressive birds. They are found majorly in Central and Eastern America. The Blue jays have breath-taking blue and white feathers with a hint of black on its body. They get their name because of its radiant blue coloured feathers and its famous ‘jay jay’ like calls and they can also imitate the mating calls of other bird species.

2. KEEL BILLED TOUCAN

This bird’s got the features and it flaunts it! This bird’s most distinguished and impressive feature is, of course, its beak which can reach up to 20 cm in length. Its beak is edged with a tinge of blue and orange and tipped n cherry red, gorgeously set against the Rainforests where these birds love to frequent. Its plumage is mostly black with a yellow bib in the front. They use their large, colourful beaks to exert influence on the females during the mating season and this beak can also act as a defensive weapon. They are very social birds and generally live in flocks of 10 to 20.

3. The MACAW

Parrots offer all kinds of different colours for us to admire. One of the most beautiful parrots the Macaws come in multiple hues within their own species like green, scarlet, blue and gold and even the hyacinth which is the biggest in the family. The Hyacinth macaw is well known for its striking cobalt blue feather with a bright yellow ring around its eye. These vibrantly coloured birds are often associated with all places warm and sunny. Have in mind, they belong to the parrot family which means they are capable of learning and imitating other birds’ calls and even human speech. Yes, beauty and brains? They got both. Macaws are one of the longest living animals in the world.

4. KINGFISHER

Kingfishers are probably the hardest birds in the world to get on tape. Found almost all over the globe, these birds are extremely good at what they and what they do is a hunt for fishes. They are pretty small birds with long beaks and bulky bodies which makes them the masters of fishing. There are around 90 different species of kingfishers and the most common one has a colour combination of teal and rust. There is almost nothing as stylish and agile as a kingfisher in flight, diving into the water with a fixed eye on its prey.

5. BLUE CROWNED PIGEON

This is far from any other normal pigeon as it has a vibrant blue plumage and it is the largest pigeon in the world and can grow up to the size of a turkey! It is also known as the Western Crowned Pigeon. This pigeon has blue-grey crests on top of its head and a blue mask around its eyes. This species may also sometimes found to be partially or completely black. They are generally found in marshy and partially flooded forests and sometimes in mountainous forests as well.

Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. As mentioned at the beginning of the article, there are over 10,000 bird species. If you think there are other colorful birds which make the cut for the top ten list, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments. These are the colorful birds in the world. Do post your comments.

Written by Yajnik Rajashekar