Most Beautiful Birds in North America

There are roughly 10,000 bird species in the world, and more than 900 have been recorded in North America. Here are some of the most beautiful birds that can be found on the continent.
The Top Ten
1 Blue Jay The Blue Jay (Latin name 'Cyanocitta Cristata') is a passerine bird in the Corvidae family . It's also known as a 'Jaybird' and it's name comes from it's noisy nature . It is native to North America and is in most of eastern and central US although some go to to other countries . Breeding populations can be found in southern Canada and resident populations can be found in Newfoundland as well as the US . The Blue Jay measures 22-30cm from it's bill to it's tail and weights 70-100g . It's wingspan is 34-43cm . They have a crest on their heads, a crown of feathers that can be raised and lowered according to the bird's mood . When excited or aggressive, the crest will be fully raised . When frightened, more.

I love the colourful blue, black and white feathers of Blue Jays. Very common but majestic and pretty tiny birds you would definitely like to see in a forest.

Very beautiful bird, I love all the different shades of blue on his feathers.

This bird is beautiful

Very beautiful !

2 Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

The male's beautiful red throat is colorful and cute for how small they are.

Hummingbirds are so cute!

3 Greater Prairie-Chicken

This bird is interesting

4 Bald Eagle The bald eagle is a bird of prey found in North America. A sea eagle, it has two known subspecies and forms a species pair with the white-tailed eagle.

Wow... this picture is so stunning. The epitome of freedom. The Bald eagle is a beautiful bird also.

Such an elegant looking bird. It's one of the most beautiful birds of prey of all time.

5 Northern Cardinal The northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) is a North American bird in the genus Cardinalis; it is also known colloquially as the redbird or common cardinal. It can be found in southern Canada, through the eastern United States from Maine to Texas and south through Mexico. It is found in woodlands, more.
6 Snowy Owl The snowy owl is a large, white owl of the typical owl family. Snowy owls are native to Arctic regions in North America and Eurasia.

My favorite breed of owl. I love its beautiful snowy white feathers and they have a very majestic appearence.

It's Hedwig! (I am not a Harry potter fan and I am sick of people saying this when they see one of these owls)

Such a beautiful owl.

7 Belted Kingfisher

The male's orange belt across it is cute and looks like he's wearing pants a bit and they are even where I live year-long.

Kingfishers are very rare, I only saw one of them once.

8 Sandhill Crane
9 Baltimore Oriole

This bird has a colorful pattern with black and orange (male) colors.

10 Barn Owl

Love them, but their call is terrifying. It sounds like a girl screaming.

I love this owl specie, it's face is shaped like a heart.

This owl looks great as well.

This owl is majestic

The Contenders
11 Black-Capped Chickadee

I love these little birds, I see a lot of them during winter (I put up a bird feeder so I could see them).

This bird is cute and tiny with it's black, white, grey, and yellow colors.

12 American Goldfinch

The male is bright and colorful and I love it's characteristics.

13 Pileated Woodpecker

It is a beautiful bird especially when it spreads out its wings, the white pattern is very beautiful.

14 Great Blue Heron
15 American Kestrel

These small hawks are so cute. I see them on powerlines a lot whenever we're driving through a rural area.

This is one of my favorite hawks in America with its wings and side-burns.

16 Mallard Duck

The male is very beautiful and colorful and it makes me happy to see one.

17 American Robin
18 American White Pelican

I saw a flock of them a couple years back in the states. They're really cool and funny looking birds.

19 Wood Duck

Is it me or does this bird looks so funny and colorful?

20 Mourning Dove

They come up to my window all the time. They have such a cute flight twitter, a cute coo, and are overall underappreciated birds!

21 Northern Lapwing

Am I the only who likes this bird because of that crest? It looks cool. Therefore, I do like birds a lot.

These are found in Europe and parts of Asia. They're very rare in North America.

22 Great Cormorant
23 Great Horned Owl

The best looking owl in my opinion. Snowy owl is a close second though.

24 Osprey

This bird is beautiful under it one time I was at camp and I saw one fly over and it was massive!

25 Painted Redstart
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