11 of the Coolest Birds You Have Ever Seen

Editor’s note: This Care2 favorite was originally posted on February 26, 2013. Enjoy!

These captivating birds sport vibrant colors and wild hairdos! Isn’t nature awesome?

1. Formosan Magpie

Formosan Magpie

Photo Credit: wagtail/Flickr

 2. Golden Pheasant

Golden Pheasant

Photo Credit: TANAKA Juuyoh/Flickr

3. Green Jay

Green Jay

Photo Credit: lgooch/Flickr

4. Kingfisher

5. Lady Amherst’s Pheasant

Lady Amherst's Pheasant

Photo Credit: Loren Sztajer/Flickr

6. Bleeding Heart Pigeon

Bleeding Heart Pigeon

Photo Credit: asterix611/Flickr

7. Nicobar Pigeon

Nicobar Pigeon

Photo Credit: Ed Gaillard/Flickr

8. Quetzal

9. Peacock

Peacock

Photo Credit: Erik K Veland/Flickr

10.  Polish Chicken

Polish Chicken

Photo Credit: Meryl CA/Flickr

11. Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo

Major Mitchells Cockatoo

Photo Credit: Richard Fisher/Flickr

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Top photo: Himalayan Monal byTambako the Jaguar/Flickr

409 comments

Anna R
Anna R2 days ago

Lovely. Thank you.

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Marie W
Marie Wabout a month ago

Thank you for sharing

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Melania P
Melania P4 months ago

Gorgeous indeed, nature is so perfect

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Nena C
Nena C6 months ago

awesome, bet they are the Males as most of time they are the more colourful in nature of course to 'find a mate' [smile]

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bob Petermann
bob P6 months ago

Thank you for sharing

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Rosemary H
Rosemary H6 months ago

Oops - "Happy to say..."

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Rosemary H
Rosemary H6 months ago

Lovely! I'm happy top say I know 7 of them and of course I'd love to see the others! The feature bird (Himalayan Monal) is the Nepalese National Bird of Nine Colours, but no matter how many of them I saw, I could never count more than eight colours!

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Payton Godon
Payton Godon6 months ago

Beautiful. I love major Mitchells cockatoos.

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ERIKA S
ERIKA SOMLAI6 months ago

beautiful birds with beautiful photos

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Clare O'Beara
Clare O6 months ago

Gorgeous photos

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