Rainbow of Colors: Colorful Birds
Bird watching is another relaxing hobby one could have. But if you lack the time and money to spend for a bird watching trip (specially when you live in a city,) don't think that it isn't gonna happen.
Why is that? There is always the internet you know. And Youtube has the videos of colorful birds you might enjoy watching. And here's a list of some colorful birds I had found online.
And yeah, posting these colorful birds reminds me of the little birds I use to adore and watch back when I was a kid. I forgot what's the birds name was but it was back in the Philippines and this birds are so tiny.
Blue Bird of Paradise
This colorful bird has a blue colored wings. Male blue bird of paradise plumes are color violet blue and so are their wings. The females underparts are colored chesnuts.
Blue bird of paradise feeds primarily on fruits.
Also called Queen of Bavaria conure, yellow conure, parakeet.
These lively color yellow conures are matured ones and conures are loud screamers. Their beaks are greyish-horn-colored and has the life span of up to 30 years.
This bird is a fruit eater, thou scarlet macaw's also eat nuts and seeds. Native to American tropics, this bird's plumage is usually scarlet. the greater upper wings are color yellow, and the wings upper-side is color dark just like the tail feathers ends.
Scarlet macaw is Honduras national bird.
This colorful bird feeds mainly on fruits and insects.
Females are color brown with color blue crown on its head while the males has naked blue with double color black cross pattern. Another thing that will distinguish the male from the female is its color red and black with the color yellow mantle on its neck.
Male peafowls (known as peacocks) are predominantly blue and the elongated upper tail bears colorful eye-spots while the female peafowl (known as peahens) has a dull brown plumage and a green lower neck.
This colorful bird will sometimes feed on small rodents, lizards, and even snakes. But they mainly feed on grains and berries, which is why this bird is usually found on the ground and avoid flying.
Wonder what country has it as their national bird? The answer is India.
This bird is known for its colorful plumage and can be seen from Southern Mexico to Western Panama area.
Wonder what country has this bird for their national bird? The answer would be Guatemala and it is also the name of the countries local currency.
This colorful bird has a green body and red breast. Matured male quetzals has a helmet-like crest and a yellow bill while the female quetzals has black bills. Their food? Resplendent quetzals eats insects but this bird is considered as specialized fruit-eaters.
The young barbets feeds on insect. The adult ones which has a black crown, back tail, and breast band feeds on fruits.
How did the bearded barbet got its name? This colorful common resident breeder in West Africa got its name from its well developed bristles which fringe its heavy, thick, yellow bill.
Hoopoe birds are found across Afro-Eurasia, and is capable of strong flights because of its broad and rounded wings. This colorful bird eats mostly insects but they also eat seeds and berries and feeds on the ground.
The hoopoe is Israel's national bird.
This bird which diet consist mainly of fruits has a bright orange half-moon crest that is use in competitive displays to attract females. The female Guianan cock-of-the-rock has dark brownish-gray color and possesses a yellow-tipped black bill and a smaller crest.
More by this Author
Native to Malaysia and Indonesia, this unusual, tropical fruit is loved by those who had tasted this fruit. And with the outer, hairy covering that could deter you from trying has a legend behind it.
A Philippine river connecting Laguna de bay to Manila bay. Ever wondered about the story this river has to tell? Here's one interesting legend.
The Filipino legend of the guava fruit. This is the story of how the guava got its "crown" and flavor.