Tropical Birds Names List: Learn About Different Species Types

Love those colourful birds chirping at your backyard? Well, if you have a home where you have birds come over with their mates, you surely are blessed because in the city we hardly see birds these days. Although there are hundreds of different types of bird species but tropical birds are some of the most beautiful in the world. They are colourful, gorgeous and sounds sweet in your ears (well if you like that chirping sound) and that is also one of the reasons why they are adopted as family pets by many people. The most fascinating aspect of tropical birds is those colors they have on the feathers, truly amazing ins’t it? Well, if you are also a tropical birds lover and searching for in-depth information about their species names and other facts, we have it al covered for you. On this website you’ll find good source of information about tropical birds, their pictures, and videos. Be it rainforests of South America, Asian Continent, Central America or any other, we have information about all the birds that are found in these rainforests.

Compared to temperate, tropical rainforests are home to hundreds of birds that include toucans, sparrows, parrots, owls, hornbills, hawks and several other species. There are also some birds that live in tropical rainforests that every year migrate from other parts of the world to rainforests during the winter months and goes back to their native places in summer season. For instance, songbirds from North America continent migrate to central america in winters and even travel all the way to amazon rainforest and then travel back to their original destination where they live rest of the year.

For those who are researching facts and information about birds for their bird-watching tours, we can definitely help you by providing all the information about different types of tropical birds. You’ll get all the data about their sizes, different colors, food, habitat, environmental conditions for acclimatization and much more. Having all the info with you will surely take your bird watching experience to the next level. Alright, enough explaining! Let’s have a look at the tropical birds list.

Blue & Gold Macaw – These beautiful Macaw parrots are found in South American rainforests such as the Amazon Basin. Ideal habitat for these birds is forests areas that are dense with 3-4 layers of tree coverage from top to bottom. Their natural diet include fruits and seeds only and their favourite fruit is guava. Their sizes may wary depending on which rainforest they belong too, but generally they are 28 to 32 inches long. It is very difficult to gender identify them, because they look similar and there are few differences only that a professional bird watcher can only tell. it’s a big bird with long and wide colourful feathers. Their number is slowly declining and they may soon declared endangered species. Reason for that is mainly loss of habitat and people buying them as pets.

Blue and Gold Macaw Parrot

Moluccan Cockatoo – They are only found in rainforests of Indonesia that are spread over Moluccan Islands. Their habitat is dense forests and grasslands where they are mostly seen. Their main diet is seeds from different plants, but they also fresh green leaves and fruits. In terms of size, they are the biggest one in all cockatoo parrot species. They have huge feathers in peach and cream white shades. Like any other parrot species, they are also monomorphic, therefore it becomes very difficult to tell that wether it’s a male or female. Moluccan Cockatoo is a gorgeous looking bird with a cream color crest that starts from its head and ends at the tail. It is also known as a friendly and intelligent bird that learns things faster, and that is why people prefer having them as pets at their homes because they can teach them to speak. Unfortunately their number is also taking a nose dive because of pet trading and loss of forest habitat.

Moluccan Cockatoo Parrot Bird

Umbrella Cockatoo – Thee beautiful white birds from parrot species family are found in Northwest islands of New Guinea and in some regions of Indonesian rainforests as well. Their ideal habitat is tropical and temperate rainforests and open grasslands. Just like any other parrot species they also depend on fruits and seeds for their food. They can be as large as 20-22 inches in size that makes them a fairly large bird. They also have an interesting nickname “Velcro Bird” because they are known to be very friendly and affectionate of humans. They number status is forests is stable at present. They may not be filled with bright colors, but still looks undoubtedly beautiful.

Beautiful White Umbrella Cockatoo Bird

Congo African Grey Parrot – Also known as Congo parrots, they are grey color birds that are found in african rainforests. Generally they are seen in dense forests but they are also acclimated to open cultivated land or grass land as well. For food they solely depend on plant seeds, green leaves, and fruits. They are mid sized bird primary found in light to dark shades of grey color. The most interesting fact about these birds is that they are known as highly intelligent and quick learning birds with ability to learn vocabulary like no other birds have. Due to global warming and loss of habitat, they are number is seeing a downfall.

Congo African Grey Parrot

Timneh African Grey Parrot – Their presence is found in tropical forests of Western to Central Africa continent. They mainly have forests and grasslands as their habitats. For food they totally rely on fruits and seeds only. They are smaller in size compared to Congo african grey parrots, and they also do not have bright grey feathers on their tail. Their worldwide number is stable at present but may decline in near future.

Timneh African Grey Parrot

Gouldian Finches – They are found in forests of western Australia, their habitat is grassland and their food is seeds and insects. In terms of size they belong to small birds fraternity and their average size is 3-5 inches in length. Their population in the forests have come to the brink of extinction and if they won’t be taken care soon, they will disappear forever.

Gouldian Finches Bird Image

Zebra Finches – They also belong to same region where Gouldian Finches are found in Australia. Their habitat is dense forests and their natural diet include seeds and small plant’s green leaves. They are also small in size, and maximum length of these beautiful birds can be upto 5 inches from head to tail. The reason why their numbers are declining is because they are one of the most popular birds for bird keepers.

Zebra Finches Bird

Cut throat Finches – They also belong to Australian rainforests and their live in open grass fields. They eat seeds, insects and fruits and in size they can be 2-4 inches long, which means they are a small tropical bird species. Their population in forests is good enough at the moment.

Cut throat Finches Bird

Parakeets – Again an Australian forests bird that looks amazingly so beautiful. This is also a dense forest and open grass-field bird species. They eat seeds and fruits. It’s a large size tropical bird and can be close to 14 inches from its beak to feather tail. Parakeet is also a favourite bird of millions of homeowners across the world as they like having them as pets. However, this should discouraged because birds shouldn’t be caged.

Parakeets Love Bird

Albatross – It is a both a rainforest and seabird that depends on fishes for food. In size it looks like a combination of a gull, pelican and parrot. It is one of the most gorgeous tropical birds you’ll ever see. It has dark grey shade on the face and head side and light grey feathers with white spots at the bottom. They are surprisingly one of those rare birds that live to long age, and still declared endangered.

Albatross Bird Image

Amazon Parrot – It’s a parrot bird species and quite a famous bird amongst bird lovers for its bright and catchy green color. It is a typical parrot with pleasant characteristics and an amazing diversity of color on its feathers is pure delight for those who like colourful birds. In size it is 5-6 inches long which falls it in mid size birds category. Their face and throat have yellow color, bills are black, nape is blue and has a bit of orange color on tail feathers.

Amazon Parrot

Antthrush – It’s a small size bird species that is found in rainforests mainly. They are also popular with a nick name of “Ant Birds”. These birds are predominantly found in latin american countries like Brazil, Venezuela, Peru, Argentine and Ecuador. The name given to them is based on their reliance on ants for food. They live in dense forest trees and their built is very small. They are generally 2-3 inches long. There are two types of Anthrush birds, Black-Faced and White Tail. What makes them look amazing is the orange crest around their neck.

Antthrush Bird

Barbet – When you’ll see a barbet bird the first thing that will attract your eyes is the red color crest spread around its neck area. It is a type of parrot and can be identified by the eye color. They have a distinct and unique looking beak and plumage shape that separates them from other species. Given its aggressive nature, Barbet bird is also known as the lion of parrot species. are also known as lion. Barbets are found in Central and South America rainforests.

Barbet Bird

Bee-Eater – If there is one blue feather bird you’ll ever want to watch, it has to be the Bee-Eater bird. The bird is an absolute master piece with its blue feather tail, bottom-mid yellow feather section and light green wings feathers. It also has a bit of orange color just below the neck area. The bird is also known as an intelligent and skilful hunter with ability to catch bees and insects airborne. You’ll see them sit on branched of trees and generally they are found in South American rainforests but can be found in Australian and Asian forests as well.

Bee-Eater Bird

Bellbird – They are one of the cute looking birds with their beautiful feathers. They have short and wide bills which makes it easier for them to catch fruits and seeds. They are extremely vocal and an absolute joy to hear them chirp.

Bellbird Image

Bulbul – This bird is found in Indian rainforests and also found in Israeli forests. Their are found in good numbers in the Himalayas as well. They have red feather tail, and overall plumage is of grey and black color. They are small size bird that comes under parrot birds category. They have short call and their chirping sound is low too.

bulbul bird image

Booby – This is one of those rare tropical birds that can swim, fly and swoop to hunt for food. It’s a seabird that quite a large bird and can be as big as pelicans. The bird has a long beak that helps it catch fishes easily. With smooth plumage, wide and long wings, and duck like feet makes it a perfect bird that can survive tropical forests environment.

Booby Bird

Cockatiel – It is one of the most popular parrot found in rainforests and scientific name of this bird is Nymphicus hollandicus. They originally belong to Australian forests. Their export to other parts of the world is illegal and prohibited. They have unique beak with a curve shape that helps them hunt insects and wood boring as well. They are quite popular for their attractive and colourful appearance.

Cockatiel Parrot Bird

Other popular species of tropical birds include: Cockatoo, Cuckoo, Conure, Crane, Frigatebird, Darter, Flamingo, Grackle, Gannet, Hoatzin, Honeycreeper, Guan, Hummingbird, Ibis, Honeyguide, Kingbird, Jacamar, Jacana, Kiskadee, Lory, Kingfisher, Macaw, Lovebirds, Thrasher, Mockingbird, Oystercatcher, Quetzal, Manakin, Osprey, Owl, Peacock, Oilbird, Parrot, Potoo, Motmot, Screamer, Plover, Skimmer, Roller, Scythebill, Pelican, Spoonbill, Tanager, Puffbird, Tinamou, Woodcreeper, Tropicbird, Toucan, Swift, Tityra, Swallow, Warbler, Waxbill, Trogon, Tern, and Vireo.

There are several other birds that we may have missed out in this list of names, please contact us if you want to add a species in this list. We will be updating this page as soon as we have more information about other tropical rainforests birds that are not mentioned here.


  1. Dale Watson says:

    I really like Blue & Gold Macaw! It looks so bright and attractive. I have an African Grey Parrot, but i really want to bring home a Blue & Gold Macaw parrot as a pet.

    • Lisa says:

      Please don’t. This is creating an international trade of animals/birds who are trapped, many killed just so that we in the USA can put them in cages. These beautiful wild birds belong in the wild, not in our living rooms in a cage.

      • John Preston says:

        All imports of any wild creature should have a world wide ban. The human race is not a God however i’m sure they be there own downfall, then the world will be a better place to live.

      • Shancho says:

        Yea Lisa, caging them is more or less like imprisoning them. imagine that you too are taking from your home and forced to live in the forest……

      • Kay grant says:

        My sentiments exactly!!!!!

      • DJ says:

        Your bleeding-heart, tree-hugger, liberal gibberish, lack of knowledge and facts are just downright hilarious!

        There are hundreds of private breeders world-wide, and those are where most domesticated birds come from these days, trying to smuggle illegal birds in is not only expensive but also time consuming.
        Many breeders are legit and qualified, and of course there are many that are NOT legit, it’s easy to tell the difference between a stand up breeder and a schyster..

        And as far as you thinking that domesticated birds are all just trapped in cages you’re highly mistaken and have watched too many fake TV documentaries.

        My Parrot is rarely ever in her cage, she only goes in it whenever SHE wants to, she lives here with my family and I and always has free roam of our child and parrot proof home, anything she may ever chew on can’t hurt her. She sleeps right on my chest every single night, were so bonded that she doesn’t want to leave and my sub-conscience always knows shes on me, so I would never roll over and squish her, and she if really good at always walking up onto whichever side of me is facing up. LOL:)

    • Tom says:

      Hi, Are you Dale Watson, The country singer in Austin???

    • Raymond says:

      Yes the macaws are beautiful,I have a double yellow Amazon and I truly love him he has some beautiful colors and quite the personality.

    • momnoah says:

      Please do research first. Macaws are big birds and can do a lot of damage without really trying to. They can be VERY loud. They can be very temperamental. That being said, they can be great pets. Find a reputable breeder near you and visit.

      To those of you who speak without having all the facts, inform yourself before posting. There HAS been a ban on importing parrots and other endangered wildlife & plants since 1975. It is called the “Conservation on International Trade In Endangered Species” of Wild Fauna and Flora. Also known as CITIES. It is a UN treaty that currently has 181 members including the United States. Any animal or plant that is on the CITIES list CAN NOT be imported to the U.S, or any other country/territory etc that is a member of the CITIES treaty except in rare circumstances with a special permit that has a very lengthy and involved process and are reserved for zoos and wildlife parks that are working on breeding & reintroduction projects. Not to individuals. Look it up.

      There is really no need to import parrots, as many are now bred in captivity and they can be great companions with proper care. They can be very happy and healthy birds. Not all birds are caged all the time. I know some who never cage them.

      • vipari vatre says:

        hello. yeah i got birds previously. and i let them out in the room and they used to sit on my putting their headsclose to get warmth. they used to walk and fly down on the bed and desk too. now i mis them esp Pihu the yllow one ,cause they went away.

    • Jan says:

      Please if you obtain a Blue & Gold buy a rescue bird Please do not keep in a closed cage. A bird must have it’s own private space in fact they demand it. But they must have freedom & be able to fly daily.

      Please ignore naive comments regarding birds being imported. It’s illegal as is trapping.
      Breeding is prolific Birds are cheap so importing is needless. People talk nonsense. Anyone wants to buy a parrot there are breeders everywhere.
      Please purchase a rescued unwanted parrot. These birds scream loud unless happy. Unless kept happy all of the time yours will too. Two males will not like each other even same species Male & female may not either. So be careful when introducing to your Grey. B & G’s are very jealous birds & do not expect to share their bonded human with anyone

  2. Steve Smith says:

    I did not know about Cut Throat Finches bird. It looks heck of a bird. I mean it looks scary and beautiful at the same time. Love those colors!

  3. Chris Morris says:

    I really want to have a Congo African Grey Parrot, can somebody please recommend me a reputed breeder in Pittsburgh, PA? Thanks in advance!

    • April Jones says:

      There is going to be a bird show tomorrow in PA.

      That is how we found our Congo African Grey baby. There is never a guarantee that there will be one there, but its worth a shot and if nothing else, someone may be able to lead you in the direction of getting one. Good luck in your search!

      • April Jones says:

        It’s in Lancaster, not sure how convenient that is or how far from you it might be, but if you are able to get there, its definitely worth it! 🙂

  4. FontsDownloadFree says:

    From learning about how to properly care for tropical birds to learning how to identify different species of tropical birds.

  5. lena tilak says:

    i love these birds they are very cute.i have parakeets at home so they are also tropical birds like the other ones.

  6. cynthia calderon says:

    I had 2 beautiful Cockatiels. One was white (Lutino) as they are called and her name was Angel. One Saturday while I was cleaning the house, I would always open the cage and let them fly since during the week while I was working they were in their cage. All of a sudden I heard a “screeching” sound and I went over to the cage and my Angel was in distress. I put her in my hands and I put her beak near the water to see if that would help her but she did not drink. I was crying because she did not look good and the next thing I knew while I was holding her she took her last breath and died in my hands. I was hysterical crying because I had her since she was a tiny baby and I had to feed her with a syringe. I will never forget my Angel! I loved her so much. Then I had another Cockatiel and his name was Snuggles. He was grey, in fact he looked just like the bird shown in the picture above. I was in the hospital and I had told my neighbor to watch them for me and she opened the cage to let them fly in the house but she forgot that one of the windows in the living room was open and Snuggles went out the window, never to be found again. I was devastated! After that I just gave away the cage because it was kept very clean and I never wanted to get another pet bird again because my heart had been broken 2 times and that was more than enough for me. I loved Snuggles, he would whistle and copy sounds. He was a pleasure to listen to. I love Cockatiels, they are very beautiful, smart birds. Thanks for all the beautiful pictures!

  7. Robert Nathaniel Guntle says:

    I like the booby more with its blue feet.

  8. Dave says:

    This is so stupid I still haven’t got the bird I’m looking for

  9. Shreyansh says:

    They are so beautiful.

  10. llll says:

    They shouldn’t be caged, but left in natural habitat. They are not decorations. ….many birds have up to 11 owners during their lifetimes and are often dumped when owners get tired or bored.

  11. Bassem Dawood says:

    Country origin of this parakeet and does it talk.
    Grey color with light orange beak

  12. dadi says:

    yes its beautiful birds in the world

  13. A.S. says:

    These are wild creatures and they belong in the wild. Why does humankind seem to think they have the right to do what they want with the Earth and everything in it; take whatever they wish?
    Leave these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat, their home, where they belong and deserve to be.

  14. bazibu julius says:

    I am so much interested in birding trips because i love watching birds all the time.

  15. corbin says:

    hi I like your birds

  16. chandreshekar says:

    The birds of tropical forest

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