5 Beautiful Red Beaked Birds

The Beak, Bill, or rostrum is an external anatomical structure of birds. The most important function of the bird bill is  feeding and for grooming. Other functions are manipulating objects, fighting, killing prey, feeding young, probing for food and courtship. The bill is one of the characteristics used to identify the birds. By looking at the bill of the bird you can learn about their behaviour and thinking about what it eats. Although beaks vary in size, shape and colour but still they share a similar underlying structure. There is a list of birds which have beautiful red beaks.

  1. Hecks Grass finches Bird : Hecks Grass finches birds is a common species of estrildid finch found in Australia. It measures about 5-6 inches in size. In the normal form it has a silver-grey head with a rosy brown body. A black eye mask extends from the beak to the eye and a unique black bib can be seen under the lower beak reaching the upper breast. The rump is white with a black band above it. Central tail feathers are black while the beak is red. They have a flesh-red coloured legs. Both sexes looks identical with only slight difference in body size, beak colour, and bib size. Males are typically bigger, have a wider bib and brighter beaks. Head bobbing is seen in both sexes but more often performed by the males.Hecks Grass finches Bird photo
  2. Tufted Puffin Bird : The Tufted Puffin are also known as Crested Puffin. It is a relatively abundant medium sized pelagic seabird in the North Pacific Ocean. They are easily recognizable by its thick red bill and yellow tufts. They are about 15 inches in length. They are medium-sized, stocky, dark seabird, with a rounded head. The breeding adult is all black except for a white face and long golden plumes curling over back of head and neck. Their beak is thick and red in colour, with a bright orange yellow plate over the base. They have large webbed feet, orange in colour. The eye is ringed with orange. Males and females look alike, but males are usually slightly larger than females. Tufted Puffin Bird  photo
  3. Zebra Finch : The Zebra Finch is the most common estrildid finch of Central Australia and ranges over most of the continent, avoiding only the cool moist south and the tropical far north. It can also be found in Indonesia and East Timor. Males and females have different colouration. Males have distinguishing features including: orange cheek patches, strips on the throat, black bar on the breast, and a chestnut coloured flank with white spots. Female Zebra Finch don’t have these features instead they are in grey colour in this mentioned area. Beak colour is generally a brighter red in males and comparatively lighter in female bird. They have a black “tear drop” mark under the eye. zebra finch  photo
  4. Arctic Tern : The Arctic Tern is a seabird of the tern family Sternidae. The Arctic Tern is a medium-sized bird with narrow wings and short legs. Both male and female sexes are similar in appearance. The beak is dark red, and webbed feet. The adult plumage is grey above, with a black nape & crown and white cheeks. The upper wings are pale grey with the area near the wingtip being translucent. The tail is white and the underparts pale grey. It is well known for its long yearly migration.
    Arctic tern photo
  5. Cardinal Bird : Cardinal Birds are found in North and South America. They are in the family Cardinalidae , are passerine birds. They are also known as cardinal-grosbeaks and cardinal-buntings. It is the state bird of seven states : Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Virginia, and North Carolina. They are known as songbirds. They have large, crested finch. Males are bright red except for the black mask on their face. Females are light brown or light greenish-brown with reddish highlights and do not have a black mask. Both male and females have thick, red, cone-shaped beak, a long tail, and a distinctive crest of feathers on the top of their heads. Males are slightly larger than females. cardinal bird photo




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