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

01

Fiery-throated hummingbird

Panterpe insignis

Indian Peafowl

02

Indian peafowl

Pavo cristatus

Northern Cardinal

03

Northern cardinal

Cardinalis cardinalis

Gouldian Finch

04

Gouldian finch

Erythrura gouldiae

22 Of The World’s Most Colourful Birds

05

Common kingfisher

Alcedo atthis

Chilean Flamingo

06

Chilean flamingo

Phoenicopterus chilensis

Rainbow Lorikeet

07

Rainbow lorikeet

Trichoglossus moluccanus

Crimson Sunbird

08

Crimson sunbird

Aethopyga siparaja

Eastern Bluebird

09

Eastern bluebird

Sialia sialis

Scarlet Macaw

10

Scarlet macaw

Ara macao

European Bee-Eater

11

European bee-eater

Merops apiaster

Violet-Backed Starling

12

Violet-backed starling

Cinnyricinclus leucogaster

Mandarin Duck

13

Mandarin duck

Aix galericulata

Painted Bunting

14

Painted bunting

Passerina ciris

Golden-Hooded Tanager

15

Golden-hooded tanager

Tangara larvata

Lilac-Breasted Roller

16

Lilac-breasted roller

Coracias caudatus

Lesser Bird-Of-Paradise

17

Lesser bird-of-paradise

Paradisaea minor

Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher

18

Oriental dwarf kingfisher

Ceyx erithaca

Golden Pheasant

19

Golden pheasant

Chrysolophus pictus

Violet Sabrewing

20

Violet sabrewing

Campylopterus hemileucurus

Keel-Billed Toucan

21

Keel-billed toucan

Ramphastos sulfuratus

Spangled Cotinga

22

Spangled cotinga

Cotinga cayana

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