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


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


Anna R
Anna R3 months ago

Lovely. Thank you.

Marie W
Marie W4 months ago

Thank you for sharing

Melania P
Melania P7 months ago

Gorgeous indeed, nature is so perfect

Nena C
Nena C9 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]

bob Petermann
bob Petermann9 months ago

Thank you for sharing

Rosemary H
Rosemary H9 months ago

Oops - "Happy to say..."

Rosemary H
Rosemary H9 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!

Payton Godon
Payton Godon9 months ago

Beautiful. I love major Mitchells cockatoos.

ERIKA S9 months ago

beautiful birds with beautiful photos

Clare O'Beara
Clare O9 months ago

Gorgeous photos