National Birds of All Countries Check

National birds of a country symbolize what the country represents. They also add to the diversity of Avifauna and reflect the cultural heritage of that nation. Choosing a national bird is a crucial process since it becomes the country’s symbol. Birds are chosen depending on uniqueness, historical importance, and abundance. The country officials even create strict laws to protect their national birds and it is illegal to harm them in any sort of way.

Here we will take a look at different countries and learn about their national birds. This section is also important for students preparing for GK section of competitive exams.

1. India – Peacock:

The Indian Peafowl, commonly known as the Indian peacock is a really colorful bird that is indigenous to India and synonymous with the identity of India. It is also found in various parts across the world. Peacocks are extraordinarily beautiful and are usually found in low-altitude regions and prefer to live near water bodies. They are distinct to Indian history and are often found in mythical stories and folklore.

2. Malaysia – Rhinoceros Hornbill:

The Rhinoceros hornbill is one of the largest species of hornbill that reside in the rainforests of Asia. They nest in hollow cavities and live on treetops up to 70m in height. Hornbills can grow up to 50 inches and have shiny black feathers and white-colored tails. Their beak is bright orange and has a hollow horn-like structure called casque on the top of their beak. This is where the birds acquired their name from.

3. New Zealand – Kiwi:

Kiwis are indigenous to New Zealand and are the smallest ratites including emus, ostriches, cassowaries, and rheas. They are brownish-grey in color and have a slightly long, narrow beak. Kiwis are flightless birds and are closely related to the extinct elephant birds. The name kiwi was conferred by the Australian soldiers during the first world war. Today, steps are taken for their protection as they are nearly extinct.

4. Denmark – Mute Swan:

The mute swan was chosen as the national bird of Denmark, not because of national history but due to the popularity it gained after “The Ugly Duckling”. The mute swan acquired its name for being relatively quieter than other species of swan. Its body is pure white, with an orange beak and black border.

5. Iraq and Pakistan – Chukar:

This gamebird is native to the middle east and southern Asia. They were named Chukar because of their chicken-like cackling sounds. They typically reside near mountains and rocky cliffs and usually feed on the ground. They are greyish brown in color with zebra-like lines down their wings and have an orange beak with a black border.

6. Canada – Canada Jay:

Canada jay was selected as the national bird of Canada as it won the popular vote. They also go by the names camp robber, grey jay, and whisky jack. They are light grey in the front and dark grey in the back with a white head with a grey spot, black eyes, and a grey beak. They are characterized by their loud screaming and chattering calls.

7. Australia – Emu:

The second-largest living bird right after the ostrich is a member of the ratite family. Emus are significant to the Australians as they appear in various cultural stories narrated by the indigenous communities. These large dark grey birds appear on Australia’s coat of arms and the 50-cent coins.

8. Germany – Golden Eagle:

Being one of the most popular birds in the northern hemisphere, it symbolizes bravery, strength, and triumph. Eagles have been used as a symbol in Germany for many years. The golden eagle has a majestic appearance and is dark brown in color. Their wings can spread up to 7 feet. They have a golden color on their crown which explains their name.

9. Japan – Green Pheasant:

In 1947, the green pheasant was declared the national bird of Japan, or kiji, as the Japanese people call it. They have been a significant part of cultural and mythical stories in Japan. The male has dark green feathers on the breast, a bluish hood, a pale grey tail, and red wattle. The females are not as brightly colored to stay safe while looking after the eggs.

10. United States – Bald Eagle:

Since 1882, the bald eagle has been appearing in many official documents of the government. The most pictured bird in America even appears on flags and dollar bills. The bald eagle has a white head and tail with a dark brown plumage. It has a yellow beak and fierce yellow eyes. It can spread its wings up to 7 feet and has pretty sharp talons.

List of other countries and their national birds

Country Name National Bird
National bird of Zimbabwe African fish eagle
National bird of Zambia African fish eagle
National bird of Wales Red Kite
National bird of Venezuela Venezuelan troupial
National bird of Uruguay Southern lapwing
National bird of United States Bald eagle
National bird of United Kingdom European robin
National bird of United Arab Emirates Peregrine falcon
National bird of Ukraine White stork
National bird of Uganda East African crowned crane
National bird of Trinidad and Tobago Scarlet ibis, Cocrico
National bird of Taiwan Taiwan blue magpie
National bird of Thailand Siamese fireback
National bird of Sweden Common blackbird
National bird of Sri Lanka Sri Lanka junglefowl
National bird of South Korea Korean magpie
National bird of South Africa Blue crane
National bird of Singapore Crimson sunbird
National bird of Serbia Golden eagle, Griffon vulture
National bird of Scotland Golden eagle
National bird of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines St Vincent parrot
National bird of Saint Lucia Saint Lucia amazon
National bird of Saint Kitts and Nevis Brown pelican
National bird of Saint Helena Saint Helena plover
National bird of Puerto Rico Puerto Rican spindalis
National bird of Poland White-tailed eagle, White stork
National bird of Philippines Philippine eagle
National bird of Peru Andean cock-of-the-rock
National bird of Paraguay Bare-throated bellbird
National bird of Papua New Guinea Raggiana bird-of-paradise
National bird of Panama Harpy eagle
National bird of Palestine Palestine sunbird
National bird of Pakistan Chukar partridge, Shaheen falcon
National bird of Norway White-throated dipper
National bird of North Korea Northern goshawk
National bird of Northern Ireland Eurasian oystercatcher
National bird of Nigeria Black crowned crane
National bird of Nicaragua Turquoise-browed motmot
National bird of New Zealand Kiwi
National bird of Netherlands Black-tailed godwit
National bird of Nepal Himalayan monal
National bird of Namibia African fish eagle
National bird of Myanmar Grey peacock-pheasant
National bird of Montserrat Montserrat oriole
National bird of Mongolia Saker falcon
National bird of Mexico Golden eagle
National bird of Malta Blue rock thrush
National bird of Malaysia Rhinoceros hornbill
National bird of Luxembourg Goldcrest
National bird of Lithuania White stork
National bird of Liberia Garden bulbul
National bird of Latvia White wagtail
National bird of Kenya Lilac-breasted roller
National bird of Jordan Sinai rosefinch
National bird of Japan Green pheasant
National bird of Jamaica Doctor bird
National bird of Italy Italian sparrow
National bird of Israel Hoopoe
National bird of Ireland Northern lapwing
National bird of Iran Common nightingale
National bird of India Indian peacock
National bird of Iceland Gyrfalcon
National bird of Hungary Saker falcon
National bird of Honduras Scarlet macaw
National bird of Haiti Hispaniolan trogon
National bird of Guyana Hoatzin
National bird of Guatemala Resplendent quetzal
National bird of Grenada Grenada dove
National bird of Gibraltar Barbary partridge
National bird of Germany Golden eagle
National bird of France Gallic rooster
National bird of Finland Whooper swan
National bird of Faroe Islands Eurasian oystercatcher
National bird of Eswatini Purple-crested turaco
National bird of Estonia Barn swallow
National bird of El Salvador Turquoise-browed motmot
National bird of Ecuador Andean condor
National bird of Dominican Republic Palmchat
National bird of Dominica Imperial amazon
National bird of Denmark Eurasian skylark,  Mute swan
National bird of Czech Republic Common kingfisher
National bird of Cuba Cuban trogon
National bird of Croatia Common nightingale
National bird of Costa Rica Clay-colored thrush
National bird of Colombia Andean condor
National bird of China Red-crowned crane
National bird of Chile Andean condor
National bird of Cayman Islands Grand Cayman parrot
National bird of Canada Canada jay
National bird of Cambodia Giant ibis
National bird of British Virgin Islands Mourning dove
National bird of Brazil Rufous-bellied thrush
National bird of Botswana Kori bustard
National bird of Bolivia Andean condor
National bird of Bhutan Common raven
National bird of Bermuda Bermuda petrel
National bird of Belize Keel-billed toucan
National bird of Belgium Common kestrel
National bird of Belarus White stork
National bird of Bangladesh Oriental magpie-robin
National bird of Bahrain White-eared bulbul
National bird of Bahamas Flamingo
National bird of Austria Barn swallow
National bird of Australia Emu
National bird of Aruba “Shoco” (Burrowing Owl)., “Prikichi” (Brown-throated Parakeet)
National bird of Argentina Rufous hornero
National bird of Antigua and Barbuda Magnificent frigatebird
National bird of Anguilla Zenaida dove
National bird of Angola Red-crested turaco
National bird of Albania Golden eagle
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