Five most colourful birds
Hailing from California, this bird is medium in size. It is the adult males of this species that have the distinctively coloured iridescent plumage with a distinctive white flare down the neck. A typical adult measures about 19 inches long and has a wingspan of roughly 29 inches.
Red throated bee eater
Found in a number of south-east Asian countries like Hong Kong, Taiwan and China, bee eaters have richly-colored plumage, slender bodies and elongated central tail feathers. The upper parts are green and the red chin and throat are distinctive, though some have a yellow throat. The hind neck, breast and underparts are buff, and the under-tail coverts and thighs are bright blue.
Rainbow Lorikeet is native to Australia and is a species of parrot. As the name suggest, it plumage consists of almost every color of the rainbow. The head is deep blue with a greenish-yellow nuchal collar, and the rest of the upper parts (wings, back and tail) are deep green. The chest is red with blue-black barring. The belly is deep green, and the thighs and rump are yellow with deep green barring. In flight a yellow wing-bar contrasts clearly with the red underwing coverts.
Almost all the 90 species of kingfisher are highly colorful. Generally kingfishers have short legs, stubby tails and pointed bills. The plumage of most kingfishers is bright, mostly green and blue in colour. The brightness of the colours is due to the structure of the feathers which causes scattering of blue light.
Found mostly in mountainous regions and forests of Western China, Golden Pheasant males have a golden-yellow crest with a hint of red at the tip. The face, throat, chin, and the sides of neck are rusty tan. The upper back is green and the rest of the back and rump is golden-yellow. The breast is scarlet while lower legs and feet are a dull yellow.