Top 10 Animals Featured on National Flags


The Top Ten

1 Lion Lion The lion is one of the big cats in the genus Panthera and a member of the family Felidae. The commonly used term African lion collectively denotes the several subspecies in Africa.

On the flags of Spain, Fiji, Sri Lanka, Montenegro, Croatia (3 stylized lion heads). - Metal_Treasure

2 Eagle Eagle Eagle is a common name for many large birds of prey of the family Accipitridae; it belongs to several groups of genera that are not necessarily closely related to each other. Eagles are also one of America's national symbols.

I like this one because it is both the national bird and the national animal overall of the United States. God bless.

Flags of Mexico, Egypt, Bolivia, Kazakhstan, Serbia, Montenegro, Moldova, Zambia, Albania - Metal_Treasure

3 Bird-Of-Paradise Bird-Of-Paradise

Flag of Papua New Guinea (many people think there's a butterfly on their flag but now you know it's a beautiful bird) - Metal_Treasure

4 Grey Crowned Crane Grey Crowned Crane

Uganda flag (beautiful bird and the flag looks beautiful as well) - Metal_Treasure

5 Dragon Dragon A dragon is a legendary creature, typically with serpentine or reptilian traits, that features in the myths of many cultures.

On the flags of Bhutan, Malta - Metal_Treasure

6 Parrot Parrot Parrots, also known as psittacines, are birds of the roughly 393 species in 92 genera that make up the order Psittaciformes, found in most tropical and subtropical regions.

On Dominica flag (there's a purple Sisserou parrot on the flag) - Metal_Treasure

7 Resplendent Quetzal Resplendent Quetzal

On Guatemala flag (one of the most beautiful birds ever) - Metal_Treasure

8 Frigate Bird Frigate Bird

Kiribati flag, officially the Republic of Kiribati (it is an island nation in the central Pacific Ocean). - Metal_Treasure

9 Dove Dove Pigeons and doves constitute the bird family Columbidae, which includes about 310 species. Pigeons are stout-bodied birds with short necks, and short slender bills. They primarily feed on seeds, fruits, and plants.

Fiji flag (dove of peace) - Metal_Treasure

10 Snake Snake Snakes are elongated, legless, carnivorous reptiles of the suborder Serpentes that can be distinguished from legless lizards by their lack of eyelids and external ears. About 600 species are venomous, some of which can be fatal to humans if no medical help is sought.

Mexico flag, Martinique flag - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Cow Cow Cattle—colloquially cows—are the most common type of large domesticated ungulates. They are a prominent modern member of the subfamily Bovinae, are the most widespread species of the genus Bos, and are most commonly classified collectively as Bos taurus.

Flags of Andorra,Moldova - Metal_Treasure

12 Goat Goat The domestic goat is a subspecies of goat domesticated from the wild goat of southwest Asia and Eastern Europe.
13 Black Marten

Croatian flag ( Black Marten is a weasel-like animal) - Metal_Treasure

14 Zimbabwe Bird

Flags of Zimbabwe, Rhodesia - Metal_Treasure

15 Wolf Wolf Often in/from packs, Wolves are carnivorous Canines that come in various colours and breeds, and have evolved to Dogs. Some breeds of Wolves are, like Dogs, domesticated, to become a Working Dog.

Um...I don't see any wolves on the Turkish flag... - Metal_Treasure

Germany should have it!

Turkish Flag

16 Lobster Lobster Lobsters comprise a family of large marine crustaceans. Lobsters have long bodies with muscular tails, and live in crevices or burrows on the sea floor.
17 Pelican Pelican
18 Condor Condor
19 Shark Shark Sharks are a group of fish characterized by a cartilaginous skeleton, five to seven gill slits on the sides of the head, and pectoral fins that are not fused to the head. Sharks have been around before the earth's first dinosaurs and even the earth's first trees.
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