The 99 most beautiful EXOTIC BIRDS in the world – Photos and curiosities! was created to disseminate truthful and quality information on the care, breeding, reproduction, and feeding of more than 1000 exotic birds and birds in the world.

Types of exotic birds

In this list, you can find the main breeds and types of exotic birds. Click on the bird’s name or photo for more information.

Parakeets and Lovebirds






















Images of birds and exotic birds

Welcome to the best list of photos of the most beautiful and strange exotic birds and birds in the world!

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Classification of birds by color

In this list, we show you the tropical birds organized according to the color of the birds.

Green birds

Wild pigeon

Short Tail Pigeon


Red birds

Talégalo red-legged

European robin

Talégalo hermit

Yellow birds

Yellow-headed parrot

Southern curly canary

Fiorino canary

The electric colors of the feathers of these birds usually combine red and green, as in the case of lovebirds, but also blue and yellow, as in macaws. And there are little birds, like the Gouldian finch, the rainbow Lori or the quetzal, which can have between three and six colors.

As in many other species in nature, males are more striking than females, since their color is one of the factors that make them choose “the best match” at mating season.

However, there are birds in this classification that do not stand out for their colors. So why are they considered exotic?

Natural habitats of birds

Here we show you some of the places where exotic birds live natively.

Birds of Argentina

red thrush

Red thrush


Amazon kingfisher

Crested duck

Birds of Mexico

black thrush

Black thrush

brown-breasted blackbird

Brown-breasted blackbird


Amazon kingfisher

Birds of Venezuela

copycat thrush

Copycat thrush

Turdus leucops

Black-eyed blackbird

Marbled hummingbird

Birds of Ecuador

copycat thrush

Copycat thrush

Turdus leucops

Black-eyed blackbird

ecuadorian thrush

Ecuadorian blackbird

Among the countries that offer the most exotic species to the world, those with tropical forests are the first, since they are the place of origin of a large number of these birds. For example, the turpial is the national bird of  Venezuela, where the cute cardinal also lives.

The quetzal is found in the jungles of  Guatemala, Mexico, and Costa Rica, a country in which we can also find more than forty species of hummingbird and several species of toucan.

But if we talk about the jungle, we cannot stop talking about  Brazil, since it ranks third in terms of the number of individuals in South America. And it is that it has the Amazon jungle, where, for example, the pendulum bird lives, a species that also lives in other areas of Central America and the Caribbean islands.

The hyacinth macaw has fewer and fewer trees to nest due to deforestation caused by cattle ranching, fires, and the country’s hydrographic plans.

Colombia has become a must for birds that migrate in America and, with 20% of the world’s population of birds, it is a paradise for bird lovers.

A curious and endemic species of the place is the red-tailed toucan. And, without going into detail, we can find countless species, with more types of toucans, macaws, parrots, etc.

Other parts of the world can also be included, like cockatoos, like parakeets, come from  Australia. And some birds are part of this classification, as well as pigeons, waders, ducks, and some gallinaceous, whose habitats are distributed throughout the globe.


Generally, exotic birds are non-native birds, which come from the tropical forests of America, Africa, and Australia, their natural habitats.

We can also find some species, such as non-yellow canaries, which are considered exotic because they are not originally found in nature, but have been created through a selective process.

Classification of tropical birds

The different species of tropical birds that we find are:

  • Psittaciformes: macaws, parrots, parakeets, parakeets, parakeets, cockatoos, and lories.
  • Passeriformes: colorful songbirds (goldfinch, finch, canary, hoopoe, oriole).
  • Columbiformes: pigeons, including domestic ones.
  • Galliformes: chickens, quail, turkeys, or pheasants.


If you want to have one of these birds as a pet, whether it is a small bird or if you want to have a large slow-moving bird with long life, you must first find out whether its possession is legal and what papers are necessary so that everything is in order. and thus not contribute to the trafficking of exotic animals, some of which are in danger of extinction. Therefore, it is good that you go to a store since the sale between individuals is illegal.

Then you must learn the care that these birds need and choose well the place where you place it at home, the temperature of the room, the cage you use, its diet, and how to take care of it so that it does not get sick.

When you decide to have a parrot as a pet, you have to really love it and know what species to choose and what you can offer it, because they are birds that demand affectionate treatment. And you also have to be aware of the inconveniences that it can cause you before buying it so that you do not regret it later, since it is very sad to see birds that have been abandoned by their owners in city parks.

You can also have a breeding partner and then, it is convenient to know how to act in case they have chicks.

All this information can be found at, but when you go to the store, find out well so that your bird is happy and lives with you for many years, since they are birds that live a long time, in some cases like the macaw, as much as people or more.


If what you want is to dedicate yourself to breeding, but with more than one partner, you will have to learn what conditions the place where the birds should be: how much space to have; the temperature that must be; what cages to use; may the light reach them well; the availability of feeders, drinkers and nests; as well as the time in which each species breeds.

Hybridization (the crossing of individuals of different species) is more complicated than rearing and is difficult to achieve success, since the female, for example, may not incubate the eggs or reject the male or the cage, or chickens don’t get ahead, etc.


Other threats are global warming, the loss of natural habitats due to indiscriminate felling of forests, forest fires, illegal hunting for commercialization and breeding, the introduction of predatory species.

On the other hand, females that are born from hybridization are sterile and do not sing, so they are not usually liked by people.

And as for the introduction of non-endemic species, this usually poses another threat, since those that are installed in the new place unbalance the ecosystem, and the native species are displaced, invaded. This is not always the case, but it does happen too often. We can see it now in the case of the Argentine parrot that, in a short period of time, has settled in city parks as if it had always lived in Spain.


Because the trade-in species, both animals and plants, is a global business, in 1973  CITES, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, was created so that trade is made sustainably and does not endanger the survival of the species.

Today, almost every country in the world is a party to the CITES Convention.

Thanks to organizations that work for the conservation of animals and plants, habitats where these birds live are protected, as well as creating sanctuaries where they can live in peace.
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