Welcome back! This week I’m here with this beautiful post of 10 Most Beautiful and attractive birds that are found in India and Indian subcontinent. I’ve tried my best to cover almost every type of gorgeous bird. I hope you’ll admire them too. So, stay tuned for a safari with the most beautiful birds in India.
10 Most Beautiful Birds that are to be found in India
Pheasants also known as the Game birds are the most beautiful group of birds with distinctive plumage. Most of the birds in this group are stunningly attractive and for sure are a treat to the eyes. They are rarely seen even in the wilderness.
Where to be found : Most of the birds of this group belong to hills of Himalayas. From Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand to Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and the other North-Eastern states, these birds book their presence in the wilderness and are rare to be spotted outside the forests.
Beautiful Birds of this Group : Monal, Western Tragopan, Kalij Pheasant, Mrs. Hume’s Pheasant, Blyth’s Tragopan, Satyr Tragopan, Peacock.
The sunbirds are almost similar to the hummingbirds with long nectar sucking beaks and attractive metallic plumage of various colours like blue, purple, green and red which make them appealing in all the senses.
Where to be found : They are mostly observed in dense moist forests which have abundant flowers.
Beautiful Birds of this Group : Purple Rumped Sunbird, Small Sunbird, Loten’s Sunbird, Crimson Sunbird, Purple Sunbird.
These pleasing colourful birds, hovering in the sky periodically to catch its prey, are in the third position in this list.
Where to be found : In India it is found almost everywhere (not in the concrete jungles of course) from the foothills of Himalayas in the North to Nilgiri Hills in the South, Western Ghats of West to the north-East.
Beautiful Birds of this Group : Chestnut- headed Bee-Eater, Blue Cheeked Bee-Eater, Blue Tailed Bee-Eater, Small Bee Eater, Blue Bearded Bee-Eater.
Small attractive birds with excellent plumage, the flycatchers are world’s top exquisite birds.
Where to be found : They are found in a variety of environments but dominant generally in the moist forests all over India.
Beautiful Birds of this Group : Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Verditor Flycatcher, Blue throated Flycatcher.
An elegant aquatic feeder, Kingfisher has an attractive and distinctive plumage with a long broad beak.
Where to be found : The bird is found near ponds, lakes, mangroves, swamps, reservoir and everywhere where there is abundant standing water.
Beautiful Birds of this Group : Small Blue Kingfisher, Blue-Eared Kingfisher, Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher, Stork Billed Kingfisher, White Breasted Kingfisher, Black Capped Kingfisher, Collard Kingfisher, Lesser Pied Kingfisher.
Famous for their magnificently patterned green and bluish feathers and a red hooked beak, the parakeets have been a famous captivated bird all around the world (including their bigger family member parrots).
Where to be found : Almost all around India, mostly observed in jungles, cropped areas and orchards.
Beautiful Birds of this Group : Rose-ringed Parakeet, Alexandrine Parakeet, Red-Breasted Parakeet, Slaty-Headed Parakeet, Plum headed Parakeet, Blue-Winged Parakeet, Indian Hanging Parakeet.
A very popular caged bird, this small melodious and uncommon species is definitely appealing. It has appealing plumage colours with white patches and a cute little beak.
Where to be found : This bird is found in the grasslands, swampy bushy areas throughout India.
Beautiful Birds of this Group : Red Munia, Green Munia, Spotted Munia.
- Pigeons and Dove
One of the most common and sometimes unwanted settlers around human habitation is pigeon and dove. Although they are intrusive but still the magnificent beauty of their plumage and explicit colours of their feathers make them upto this list for sure.
Where to be found : Everywhere where humans are!
Beautiful Birds of this Group : Pin-Tailed Green Pigeon, Wedge-Tailed Green Pigeon, Orange Breasted Green Pigeon, Pompadour Green Pigeon, Yellow legged Green Pigeon, Green Imperial Pigeon, Spotted Dove, Little brown Dove, Emerald Dove.
This group of birds are hard to see but when observed are a treat to the eyes. With red crowns and spotted bellies are definitely spectacular creation of nature. They are generally observed crawling on tree trunks and pecking the bark out to get their prey or make holes for their nests.
Where to be found : In every kind of forest from Himalayas to Western Ghats and Nilgiris.
Beautiful Birds of this Group : Lesser Golden backed Woodpecker, Black Shouldered Woodpecker, Small Yellow-Naped Woodpecker, Little Scaly Bellied Green Woodpecker, Yellow Fronted Pied Woodpecker, Heart Spotted Woodpecker.
These beautiful aquatic birds are known to everyone. The beauty of these birds are lesser known, but for sure some of the species under this big category are surely pleasing.
Where to be found : Lakes, reservoirs, ponds and in standing water bodies all around India.
Beautiful Birds of this Group : Mallard, Falcated Duck, Comb Duck, Common Teal, Northern Shoveller.
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Other mentions –
- Lesser Florican: A grassland bird with beautiful plume from behind her eyes, Lesser Floricans are pleasing too.
- Red-Headed Trogon: A crimson red bird with a long plumed tail and whiskers along the beak, this bird is definitely magnificent.
- Indian Roller: This blue plumed bird is aesthetic and found almost everywhere.
- Rufous-Necked Hornbill: Endemic to the Indian subcontinent, this bird has an enormous size and a peculiarly large beak.
- Crimson Throated Barbet: The bird has a beautiful green and crimonson colored plumage that definitely attracts everyone towards it.
- Long Tailed Broadbill: This bird has beautiful green, yellow, blue shades all over its body.
- Hooded Pitta: This green, yellow, blue and brown shaded bird has a negligible tail and found in the dense forested areas.
- Golden Fronted Chloropsis: The bird has a bright green body with golden forehead and a beautiful metallic violet throat.
- Common Rosefinch: The Rosefinch has a beautiful red colored plumage and is found in the dense western Himalayan forests.
So, this was my list of 10 Most Beautiful Birds that are found in India. I hope you enjoyed watching the explicit show of colours and diversity through these astounding pictures of attractive birds.
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