The Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus)
The Rainbow Lorikeet is a species of Australasian parrot commonly found along the eastern sealine of Australia, from Queensland to Southern Australia and northwest Tasmania. It is also found in Papua New Guinea, eastern Indonesia, The Solomon Islands, New Caledonia and Vanuatu. These brightly colored birds are usually found in coastal bushes, woodland areas and rainforests.
The Golden Pheasant (Chrysolophus pictus)
The Golden Pheasant or Chinese Pheasant is a brilliantly colored bird native of western China and the United Kingdom. The male birds more brightly colored than the female birds. These birds are not very good fliers and run or sprint around usually. These birds are usually found in forests and mountain areas.
The Quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno)
The beautifully colored Quetzal, which is considered to be the world’s most beautiful bird is found in the tropical forests of Central America. They survive on fruits, lizards, insects and some other smaller organisms. These birds are considered as an endangered species in Guatemala.
The Hoopoe (Upupa epops)
This distinctly colored bird, that is found in Africa and Europe is known for its crown feathers. This is the only extant species of the Upupidae family. Like this Latin name upupa, the English name is an onomatopoetic form that imitates the bird’s cry.
The Bali Bird of Paradise
These beautiful snow white colored birds which look like they actually flew down from paradise are found mostly in the islands of New Guinea, with a few in eastern Australia and Moluccas. They are usually found in thick rain forests.
The Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica)
These penguin like seabirds belong to the auk family and are usually found in the Canadian province of Labrador and Newfoundland. They are called as the sea rooster because of their resemblance to roosters and their bright orange bill gives them the name ‘clown of the ocean’.
The Lear’s Macaw (Anodorhynchus leari)
The blue Macaw, the star of the popular hollywood movie Rio, is a rare bird which is nearing extinction.The spectacularly blue colored macaw is also known as the Indigo Macaw. It comes under a large group of Neotropical parrots found in Brazil.
The Kingfishers (Alcedines)
Stork billed Kingfishers mainly feed on fish using their large bills which help them effectively to catch and kill the prey. They also feed on insects, crabs, lizards, mice and birds their eggs. They make their habitat in freshwaters, along the coasts and mangroves. They very rarely live in urban areas.
Peacocks are colorful pheasants known for their rainbow colored tails. Their coverts or tail feathers spread in a distinct train which makes for more than 60% of the bird’s body length. When their tail feathers are open, they look spectacular with beautiful eye markings of gold, blue, red and other hues.
The Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)
The Male Northern Cardinal which is colored in a beautiful shade of red is a North American bird, also known as the red bird. Even the brown females have reddish highlights. Cardinals do not usually migrate. Their sweet shrill sounds are the first sound of the summer mornings.
The California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus)
The California Condor is a large North American bird that is rare. It is called as the New World vulture because of its resemblance to the vulture. This is found in northern Arizona, southern Utah and in the coastal mountains of southern and central California and northern Baja California. This bird is the only surviving member of the genus Gymnogyps.
The African Crowned Crane (Balearica regulorum)
This bird belongs to Crane family, Gruidae and is found in African savannah south of Sahara and it usually nests in wetter regions. There are two subspecies – the Crested Crane and the South African Crowned Crane (B. r. regulorum) found from Angola down to South Africa.