Which feathered creature is the fairest of them all? This is a nearly impossible question to answer because the world’s most beautiful birds offer a dizzying array of shapes, colors, and patterns for you to admire. However, some species have distinct characteristics that set them apart from the rest. And we’ve done our best to compile a list of them here!
The Hyacinth Macaw is known for its striking cobalt blue plumage and bright yellow eye-rings. They also have a long, slender tail and a powerful, curved black bill. The hyacinth macaw is the largest of all flying species of parrots on the planet.
The Gouldian Finch features the full-color spectrum on its feathers.
An extra cool feature is that baby finches have glow-in-the-dark beads in their beaks!
The Keel-Billed Toucan is also known as the Rainbow-Billed Toucan because of its brightly colored bill. It’s a magical mix of black, green, red, and yellow. What the bird has in beauty, it, unfortunately, lacks in flight-ability due to its heavy wings. Instead, it relies on hopping to get from one branch to another. Visit the tropical and subtropical rainforests of South and Central America to see these stunning creatures.
The peacock’s beauty is on the verge of being sublime and ridiculous, with its long train and spectacular coloration. Flipping human-societal norms upside down, male peacocks are far more flamboyant than female peacocks. Unsurprisingly, this is where the term “peacocking” comes from. It refers to men who use colorful and outlandish clothing to attract a partner.
This songbird would the perfect for “50 Shades of (Blue)-Grey.” The bluey-hues on its head, breast, and wings range from Alice blue to cerulean blue to purplish-blue and sapphire blue. It’s possible that the wings will be tipped in midnight blue. This beautiful, noisy bird can be found from Mexico to the Amazon to Trinidad and Tobago, and it is as fearless as it is blue.