In the world of nature, beauty is pretty much everywhere you look. From serene lakes to rushing rapids and waterfalls, nature has a way of showing you that it’s easy to get lost in the scenery. But where it really shines, is in the animal kingdom. Here we will show you what the top 10 most beautiful birds in the world are.
10 – Scarlet Macaw – When it comes to brightly colored plumage, the Scarlet Macaw has plenty to show off. With a beautiful red body and vibrant blues and golds along the wings, the Scarlet Macaw rings in as number 10 of the top 10 most beautiful birds in the world.
9 – Rainbow Lorikeet
Another in the parrot family, the Rainbow Lorikeet adds even more beauty to the Australian skyline. With a vibrant blue head and bright green body, the bird is beautiful enough, but the rainbow plumage on its underside is what really shines.
8 – Gurney’s Pitta – Hailing from a country with many other beautiful features, this bird from Thailand offers a multitude of dark colors back and forth against vivid blues and oranges. Sadly, oil rigs have threatened this poor birds existence, and it has been placed on the endangered species list.
7 – Northern Cardinal – Any American worth his or her salt can recognize the bright red Cardinal from miles away. Able to be seen among trees with great ease due to the bright colors, the Northern Cardinal easily stakes its place on the top 10 most beautiful birds list. Not only is the body a vibrant red, but the beak itself is a vivid bright red, which is accented by the black feathers around its face.
6 – Greater Bird Of Paradise – A beautiful bird aptly named for the paradise of New Guinea that it comes from. A two toned head followed by a bright maroon body is beautiful enough, but the true greatness of the Greater Bird Of Paradise is the wonderful tail feathers. Bright yellow and matted maroon tail feathers extend long past its body, giving the look of a brush behind it.
5 – Peacock – Perhaps one of the all time symbols of avian beauty, the peacock is recognized around the world for its deep blue feathers and wire like assortment of tail feathers with various colors on them. Unlike some of the other birds on this list, the Peacock even enjoys spreading its tail feathers to astound others of its species with its amazing beauty.
4 – Golden Pheasant
For years China has offered the world an assortment of beautiful things in nature. Trees, landscapes, animals. Even their artwork was full of colors dating back as far as historians can find. But the Golden Pheasant perhaps takes the crowned glory of the list. The gold and black feathers around its collar, actually gives the appearance of having a cloak over the shoulders. With a beautiful bright golden mane across its head, it looks like something out of the royal palace in the days of yore.
3 – Atlantic Puffin
Adorable is an understatement when it comes to describing the Atlantic Puffin. For much the same reason that people around the world love Penguins, the Atlantic Puffin sports a beautiful white underside and black body, with a mask to match. But in addition, the feet and bill can come in an assortment of colors ranging from red to blue, giving them a varied look. However, in the winter it would be hard to tell, since the vibrancy in their beaks only comes out during the warmer summers.
2 – Scarlet Tanager
A great American songbird with two primary colors among its plumage. The head and body are a bright red, and gives the illusion of being fur, not feathers. The wings and tail feathers however, are a deep, dusky black. The beak remains a pale gray like most other birds, but the contrast of vividly bright red to the deepest black provides a stunning sight for anyone lucky enough to view this beautiful bird.
1 – American Goldfinch
Topping our list at number one, is the American Goldfinch. Most of its body is a bright gold, as its name implies. A small patch of black adorns its forehead like a crown, and black and white wings stand in contrast from the rest of its body, giving it a regal appearance.
So there you have it, a list of some of the most beautiful birds in the world. Nature has a lot to offer, and the amount of fantastic avian creatures would well outweigh any simple top ten list, but sometimes the best of the best really take the prize. Enjoy all that nature has to offer.