Birds are found everywhere in the world, and most of them are very beautiful. However, there are those whose striking beauty and appearance outrank the rest, and below are the top five.
The Blue Jay
They are native to North America, but they are also commonly found in America’s central and eastern parts. Most feed on grasshoppers, caterpillars, small insects, acorn, nuts, and seeds. The three-ounce and ten-inch birds are easy to spot by their bright blue colours with a white face and a grey chest. When they get upset or frightened, the crests on their heads stand up.
They are native to different parts of the world like Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Caribbean in America. They are about four feet tall and can weigh up to seven pounds. They feed on shrimps, small insects, and the blue-green algae. Flamingos are pink, a colour it is believed they get from eating shrimps. They are a lovely sight to behold, especially when standing on one leg with the other tucked beneath their body.
These birds are mostly found in eastern and most western parts of central South America. They are mostly kept as pets. They weigh around three and a half pounds and grow to three feet in length. They are easy to spot with their cobalt-blue colour and a yellow crescent around their eyes and beak.
The Painted Bunting is native to the Caribbean and the central parts of America. Their diet mainly consists of seeds, grains, and a wide variety of insects. Male birds are the most beautiful with vibrant yellow, red, green, and blue colours, which are seen as they grow older.
Also known as the rainbow peasants, these are found in the mountains of central and west China. The males are about three and a half feet tall while the females measure two and a half feet. They feed on grubs, seeds, grains, and a variety of berries. They are easy to identify by their beautiful and unique golden crest, very long tail feathers, and a range of rainbow colours of blue, red, yellow, black, and white on their feathers. They are really popular with bird photographers.