22 Of The World's Most Colourful Birds

Of all the animals in the world, birds are surely some of the most blessed when it comes to the variety of beautiful colours in which they can be found.

Mother Nature let her imagination run wild and really got to work with her paint palette to give birds the most stunning plumage in a range of colours from the entire spectrum of the rainbow.

From iridescent hummingbirds, to vibrant macaws below you will find some of the most colourful birds in the world. You can find out more about birds and colour here.

Fiery-Throated Hummingbird

Fiery-throated hummingbird

Panterpe insignis
Indian Peafowl

Indian peafowl

Pavo cristatus
Northern Cardinal

Northern cardinal

Cardinalis cardinalis
Gouldian Finch

Gouldian finch

Erythrura gouldiae
Common Kingfisher

Common kingfisher

Alcedo atthis
Chilean Flamingo

Chilean flamingo

Phoenicopterus chilensis
Rainbow Lorikeet

Rainbow lorikeet

Trichoglossus moluccanus
Crimson Sunbird

Crimson sunbird

Aethopyga siparaja
Eastern Bluebird

Eastern bluebird

Sialia sialis
Scarlet Macaw

Scarlet macaw

Ara macao
European Bee-Eater

European bee-eater

Merops apiaster
Violet-Backed Starling

Violet-backed starling

Cinnyricinclus leucogaster
Mandarin Duck

Mandarin duck

Aix galericulata
Painted Bunting

Painted bunting

Passerina ciris
Golden-Hooded Tanager

Golden-hooded tanager

Tangara larvata
Lilac-Breasted Roller

Lilac-breasted roller

Coracias caudatus
Lesser Bird-Of-Paradise

Lesser bird-of-paradise

Paradisaea minor
Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher

Oriental dwarf kingfisher

Ceyx erithaca
Golden Pheasant

Golden pheasant

Chrysolophus pictus
Violet Sabrewing

Violet sabrewing

Campylopterus hemileucurus
Keel-Billed Toucan

Keel-billed toucan

Ramphastos sulfuratus
Spangled Cotinga

Spangled cotinga

Cotinga cayana

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