Top 10 most beautiful Parrot Species

Parrots are one of the most popular household birds. Two main reasons behind their popularity are their extraordinary ability of making different voices and their colors. Parrots are one of the most beautiful birds on planet earth. I have a post on “Which parrot type has the best talking abilities” in that post I have listed top talking parrots. You can read it by clicking HERE.

In this post, I am going to talk about parrots beauty. I will list ten most beautiful parrots in decreasing order. This list will be solely based on the colors and beauty of parrots and I will not consider any other characteristic of parrot. So let’s begin with number ten.

Number 10- Galah Cockatoos

Galah cockatoos also known as rose-breasted cockatoo are beautiful and soft looking parrots. Their pinkish red color with grey back is awesome to see. Overall, they look very soft and decent with nice body size. They have short tails that resemble doves.

Beautiful rose-breasted cockatoo couple siting on tree ( galah parrots )

Galah Parrot couple – Can you recognize male and female?

Number 9- Rainbow Lorikeet

As the name suggests colors are scattered all over the body of this parrot. Rainbow Lorikeets are very bright color parrots If someone like bright colors than these parrots will especially amaze that person. They are native to Australia and have medium to small size, which makes them easy to handle as a pet bird.

Rainbow Lorikeet siting in trees

Rainbow Lorikeet

Number 8- Sun conure

Sun Conure parakeets also known as sun parakeets are golden colored parrots. They are native to South America and due to their popularity as a pet bird, lots of sun Conure parrots were illegally trapped for pet sell. Now they are listed as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Sun conure parrot couple sitting on tick branch of tree

Sun conure couple


Number 7- Palm cockatoo

Palm cockatoo also known as great black cockatoo is a blackish gray color parrot. Like their name, they are really great parrots having distinct personality in all parrot species. Their huge beak and beautiful crown feathers make them look fab. According to Wikipedia, they are native to New Guinea, Aru Islands, and Cape York Peninsula. It’s hard to see them in real life at-least where I live they are just a dream, but you can watch their videos on the internet.

CLICK HERE to view their pictures

Number 6 – Lovebirds

If you are a person who likes cute and naughty things then you must pet love birds. These little cute birds are as naughty as they are cute. Giving respect to their name love birds are very romantic and couples kiss each other very often or I should say all the times. Either they are in a romantic mood, kissing and scratching each other or they are in the destructive and noisy mood, making lots of noise and shredding everything that comes in their way.

Lutino Lovebird siting on his cage

Lutino Lovebird

Number 5 -Moluccan cockatoo

Moluccan cockatoo officially known as Salmon-crested cockatoo are Indonesian parrots. They are quite big in size and have a crown on their head which they spread when they are happy or angry. If you are the guy who likes cats then you will also like Moluccan cockatoos as they are cuddly and fluffy just like cats.

Beautiful Moluccan cockatoo looking in to camera

Moluccan Cockatoo

Number 4 – Caique parrot

They are small size and bright color parrots. To me, they look like cartoons as they have such a cute color combination. Caiques are listed as a species of least concern by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. That means they are not threatened or near to threatened species.

Black headed Caique parrot

Caique parrot

Number 3- Eclectus Parrots

Shiny vivid colors make Eclectus Parrots very beautiful. Especially if they are sitting in sunlight their feathers literally shine, giving a bright glow. They look at their peak beauty in the wilderness when kept as pets if you touch them with your hands their color glow become faint. One interesting thing about these parrots is the difference between male and female parrot color, Male is green while the female is red.

Male Eclectus Parrots

Male Eclectus Parrots

Number 2- Scarlet Macaws

Huge size together with red, blue, yellow and green color mixture make this parrot one of the most beautiful birds on our planet. When scarlet macaws are in flight, they look something special to be watched. But only lucky people can watch them flying as they are native to humid evergreen forests of tropical South America. Personally, I have never seen a flying scarlet macaw in my life, though I have seen them sitting in a zoo many times.

Scarlet Macaw sitting on grass

Scarlet Macaw

Number 1 – Ring-neck Parakeet

If you are wondering why are they at number one, it’s because I have 4 of them. haha ok joking it’s not because I have them, It’s because they are really beautiful. Ring-neck parrots are small size parrots, but their long tails make them look something very special. Male ring-neck parrot have beautiful black and pink ring around its neck while it also has a light blue color shade near its ring. Male ring-neck parrots are more beautiful as compared to females due to their ring but females are also cute. Ring-necked parakeets have lots of color mutations and you can choose according to your desire, but personally, I think the original green color look more beautiful. My 4 parrots are all green color parakeets.

Angry Ring-neck parakeet looking into camera

Ring-neck Parakeet


 NOTE= This list is based on my personal preferences, I know there are lots of other parrots that deserve their name in top 10. Forgive me if I haven’t included your favorite parrot in this list you can let us know your most beautiful parrot by commenting below. 

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