Top Ten Coolest Real and Fictional Birds

The Top Ten
1 Eagle Eagle is the common name for many large birds of prey of the family Accipitridae. Eagles belong to several groups of genera, some of which are closely related. Most of the 60 species of eagle are from Eurasia and Africa. Outside this area, just 14 species can be found - 2 in North America, 9 in Central and South America, and 3 in Australia. Eagles are not a natural group but denote essentially any kind of bird of prey large enough to hunt sizeable (about 50 cm long or more overall) vertebrates. Eagles are also one of America's national symbols.

I'll bet you the #1 profile picture of any website on the internet with a bird is the bald eagle. Such a powerful bird, and a symbol of freedom. EAGLES RULE!

Bald Eagles are the coolest bird if there was a bird competition for the most dangerous bird it would win also. This thing has everything.

Eagles are the American symbol, and there is nothing not to love about them. my parents are the owners of a zoo and I love our 2 American bald eagles

These guys are awesome! They were like my favorite birds when I was younger!

2 Hawk Hawks are a group of medium-sized diurnal birds of prey of the family Accipitridae which are widely distributed and varying greatly in size.

When ever I'm on the swings, I Some how think I'm a hawk!

Where is the Kiwi bird

3 Roadrunner

Dude, this guy unintentionally beats up a Coyote! What's not to love with this bird?

So cute so fast so cool

4 Zapdos Zapdos, known in Japan as Thunder, is a Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Lightning bird, nothing is cooler than this thing!

5 Moltres Moltres, known in Japan as Fire, is a Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
6 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh, known in Japan as Houou, is a Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
7 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, ...read more.

Blue jays are awesome!

8 Phoenix

The phoenix is awesome! Especially because it is in Harry Potter!

Rise out of the ashes!

The legendary phoenix is a giant fire bird that is bent on destruction to all living things

The most maginificent bird ever! The legendary Phoenix is the best!

9 Penguin Penguins (order Sphenisciforme, family Spheniscid) are a group of aquatic flightless birds. They live almost exclusively in the Southern Hemisphere: only one species, the Galápagos penguin, is found north of the Equator. Highly adapted for life in the water, penguins have countershaded dark and white plumage and flippers for swimming. Most penguins feed on krill, fish, squid and other forms of sea life which they catch with their bills and swallow it whole while swimming. A penguin has a spiny tongue and powerful jaws to grip slippery prey.

They spend roughly half of their lives on land and the other half in the sea. ...read more.

This is so annoying! penguins would have been in 5th place if not for all those FAKE Pokemon characters!

Just so you know penguins are antarctic. Sorry I'm a penguin critic.

They're SO cute! Best Arctic animal! I don't know WHY hawks are on the list! I h8 them!

Penguins are adorable!

10 Pelican

Pelicans are awesome! They have a wingspan of 345cm and their 160cm tall (well white pelicans are).

The Contenders
11 Owl Owls are birds from the order Strigiformes, which includes over 200 species of mostly solitary and nocturnal birds of prey typified by an upright stance, a large, broad head, binocular vision, binaural hearing, sharp talons, and feathers adapted for silent flight. Exceptions include the diurnal northern hawk-owl and the gregarious burrowing owl.

Owls hunt mostly small mammals, insects, and other birds, although a few species specialize in hunting fish. They are found in all regions of the Earth except the polar ice caps and some remote islands.

Owls are divided into two families: the true (or typical) owl family, Strigidae, and the barn-owl family, Tytonidae. ...read more.

Owl is the coolest (And like the ONLY REAL BIRD) on this list. And this is supposed to be a list of the coolest REAL birds, isn't it?

They're so beautiful and mysterious at the same time... What's not to love?

Owl is different bird, They sleep in morning and awake in night.

Coolest birds of prey

12 Rainbow Lorikeet
13 Eurasian Eagle-Owl
14 Kingfisher

Kingfishers are really cool birds.
There are about 87 different kinds of kingfishers in the world.
Even though kingfishers are called kingFISHers, some never go near water.

The kingfisher by the left is the Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher.

It is the coolest best fisher.

15 Cassowary The cassowaries are ratites in the genus Casuarius and are native to the tropical forests of New Guinea, nearby islands, and northeastern Australia.

Frighteningly fatal birds! So scary (what with the disemboweling of people and all) but also pretty birds! Pretty is fatal, looks like.

Old man + Cassowary = Funny
Fat bird + Small head = Funny
Welcome to Australian outback where we have a willy-wadonkado bird running after my old grandpa mate.

Cool bird, not to mention kinda deadly.

16 Kiwi
17 Blue Macaw
18 Flamingo Flamingos or flamingoes are a type of wading bird in the genus Phoenicopterus, the only genus in the family Phoenicopteridae.

I love flamingos.

19 Golden Pheasant
20 Green Jay
21 Osprey

This should be number one. Why are those fake birds In the top ten?! It can dive under water it can see for miles. It's a badass

22 Raven
23 Taiwan Blue Magpie
24 Lady Amherst's Pheasant
25 Canada Goose The Canada goose is a large wild goose species with a black head and neck, white cheeks, white under its chin, and a brown body. Native to arctic and temperate regions of North America, its migration occasionally reaches northern Europe.

Geese are annoying.

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