Top 10 Cutest Birds in the World

Are you an animal lover who would like to see the world’s cutest birds?

Then this list of the top 10 cutest birds in the world will provide you with some useful information on the subject and you might even find a new favourite species.

Marvelous spatuletail (Loddigesia mirabilis)

Marvelous spatuletail (Loddigesia mirabilis)
Marvelous spatuletail (Loddigesia mirabilis)

This is a medium-sized bird that’s native to South America. It’s been listed as an endangered species since 1989, although conservation efforts have increased its population somewhat.

The name is a combination of Loddiges, after Sir Allen Loddiges (the founder of Kew Gardens), and mirabilis, Latin for wonderful.

When we say it looks like a dead leaf with wings, we mean it looks like an ordinary dead leaf with wings, that happens to be one of the most gorgeous creatures on Earth.

Bohemian waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus)

Bohemian waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus)
Bohemian waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus)

A small bird that migrates from Europe to North America.

The Bohemian waxwing is noted for its dark red-brown colour and distinctive wing pattern, formed by pale tips to the secondary feathers.

It has a yellow crest, but unlike most other waxwings, its crest is not flattened against its head.

It also has black legs and stout bill, both of which are much darker than those of other waxwings.

Its call is a sharp zick, which can be confused with some varieties of song sparrow (Melospiza melodia).

Horned sungem (Heliactin bilophus)

Cutest birds in the world Horned sungem (Heliactin bilophus)
Horned sungem (Heliactin bilophus)

The Horned sungem (Heliactin bilophus) is a small, largely insectivorous bird found in south Asia.

The species is sometimes considered to be part of a broader definition of Yellow-bellied Sunbird.

It is 12–13 cm long and has olive upperparts and yellow underparts with white tips to the tertial feathers;

There are two pairs of pale buff wingbars, one on each side of a darker primary covert. There is an orange bill with black tip, which distinguishes it from other sunbirds.

Resplendent quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno)

Cutest birds in the world Resplendent quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno)
Resplendent quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno)

The resplendent quetzal is native to Central America, where it can be found at high altitudes.

These birds live for 25 years on average, and they have a wing span of 24 to 28 inches. Their feathers vary from red-green to blue-green and are used in traditional Mayan textiles.

The males are responsible for raising chicks, but both sexes help in feeding them. They travel as far as 15 miles to find food for their young.

As their name suggests, these birds have a dazzling beauty that makes them truly stand out among other species of bird.

Crimson chat (Epthianura tricolour)

Crimson chat (Epthianura tricolour)
Crimson chat (Epthianura tricolour)

In addition to being absolutely adorable, Epthianura tricolour are from Australia, where many Australian animals don’t have any natural predators.

This means that they were free to evolve with no fear for their lives and can be much more colourful than other birds.

Although this bird is commonly known as a crimson chat, it comes in a variety of colours including yellow and blue. This little guy may be small, but it has a lot of heart.

Cuban tody (Todus multicolor)

Cuban tody (Todus multicolor)
Cuban tody (Todus multicolor)

Because of its vibrant plumage and diminutive size, it’s no surprise that Todus multicolor made our list of top 10 cutest birds.

The Cuban tody is a small bird, measuring about 5 inches long. It is found in Cuba, Haiti and Jamaica.

The male Cuban tody sports a bright green body with black wings and tail feathers and a bright red forehead patch.

They often feed on insects and fruit at forest edges as well as inside forests themselves.

Bananaquit (Coereba flaveola)

Bananaquit (Coereba flaveola)
Bananaquit (Coereba flaveola)

The Bananaquit is a small, black and yellow bird with a distinctive red belly.

They’re named for their predilection for ripe bananas (they also eat nectar and fruit), but they’ll pretty much take whatever they can find as long as it’s sweet.

Their main defence mechanism. Act really cute so that people will like me! The result is more effective than you might think.

People may try to fight off robbers, but who can resist a banana-loving little bird?

Gurney’s pitta (Hydrornis gurneyi)

Gurney's pitta (Hydrornis gurneyi)
Gurney’s pitta (Hydrornis gurneyi)

Gurney’s pitta is a species of bird found only on southwest Maluku island. It is a small, compact bird with orange head and white cheeks and malar stripe.

The rest of its plumage is blackish-brown. This species belongs to a group of bird known as flycatchers.

Which share several distinct characteristics including wing morphology and behaviour.

Like other flycatchers, Gurney’s pitta eats insects that it catches in flight by snapping them up with its beak.

Splendid fairywren (Malurus splendens)

Splendid fairywren (Malurus splendens)
Splendid fairywren (Malurus splendens)

The name splendid comes from a Latin word meaning beautiful, and it’s hard to find a more appropriately named species.

The males of both sexes look stunning, with bright blue and black plumage on their wings, breasts, and tails; they also have ornamental black feathers on their heads.

In order to see them up close and personal, you’ll need to visit Western Australia or South Australia, the splendid fairywrens are endemic only to those two places.

They’re very territorial birds that can become aggressive if they feel threatened or if you get too close, so just admire them from afar.

Pyrrhuloxia (Cardinalis sinuatus)

Pyrrhuloxia (Cardinalis sinuatus)
Pyrrhuloxia (Cardinalis sinuatus)

The Pyrrhuloxia is a rather large species of finch found in Southwestern USA. They are beautiful birds, with a bright red head and black body.

It’s certainly cute enough to top any list! Pyrrhuloxia can live up to 15 years. So not only will you have a great addition to your garden, but he or she will also stick around for quite some time.

Conclusion:

From Horned sungem to Bohemian waxwing, we hope you’ve enjoyed learning about some of nature’s cutest creatures.

From fun facts to endangered species information, we have covered a range of helpful topics for anyone who wants to learn more about these sweet birds.

We invite you to take a closer look at your favourite bird and see how it compares to others on our list; all that information can be found with a quick online search.

If you’re still looking for more cuteness, check out our other lists featuring cute mammals and cute animals in general.

Finally, don’t forget to share your favourite bird with your friends, we are sure they will enjoy learning about it.

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