Top 10 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... read more

I'll bet you the number 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.

2 Roadrunner

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

3 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.

Whenever I'm on the swings, I somehow think I'm a hawk!

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... read more
8 Rainbow Lorikeet
9 Pelican

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

10 Phoenix A mythical bird from Greek mythology, the Phoenix is said to burst into flames upon death and be reborn from its ashes. Often associated with themes of rebirth and immortality, it is traditionally depicted as a large, colorful bird with a melodious song.

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

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!

The Contenders
11 Eurasian Eagle-Owl
12 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... read more

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 hate them!

13 Kingfisher A colorful bird found near water bodies, the Kingfisher is known for its keen eyesight and exceptional diving skills to catch fish. They are found in various parts of the world and are characterized by their bright plumage.

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 on the left is the Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher.

14 Blue Macaw
15 Kiwi Native to New Zealand, the Kiwi is a flightless bird known for its small size and long, slender beak. The beak is used to probe the ground for insects, its primary diet. The Kiwi has a keen sense of smell, which is unusual among birds.
16 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... read more

The 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?

Owls are different birds. They sleep in the morning and awake at night.

17 Golden Pheasant
18 Green Jay
19 Raven
20 Taiwan Blue Magpie
21 Lady Amherst's Pheasant
22 Osprey

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

23 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, it seems.

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

Cool bird, not to mention kinda deadly.

24 Flamingo Flamingos or flamingoes are a type of wading bird in the genus Phoenicopterus, the only genus in the family Phoenicopteridae.
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.
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