5 most purple birds in the world (pictures & videos) 2022

5 most purple birds in the world (pictures & videos) 2022

Purple birds?

Purple might seem like a weird color to see on birds, definitely, not everyone has had the opportunity to see a purple bird physically and many still doubt their existence, in this blog post I would be showing you some of the world’s most purple-colored birds in the worlds and I would be telling you a brief history about each of them, let’s get started.

It is important to know that many of these birds might not be purple colored in every part of their body but they do have a significantly large amount of purple on them

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This list isn’t arranged in any special order, just my level of interest

1. Violet-backed Starling

The violet-backed starling, also known as the plum-coloured starling or amethyst starling, is a relatively small species of starling in the family Sturnidae. It is the only member of the genus Cinnyricinclus.

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Here’s what I found out about this beautiful bird:

  • Native Country: South Africa
  • Length: 18cm
  • kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Sturnidae
  • Species: Cinnyricinclus leucogaster

They are the smallest of the South African starlings, the males and the females have different colors, it would interest you to know that their males have bright purple-violet colors with black wings, face, and throat, while the females on the other hand are mostly brown in color.

They are omnivorous in nature and they feed on fruits, insects, and figs. They love insects like termites, wasps, bees,u and locusts. The females lay on their eggs for a period of 10-14 days while both parents provide food for the younger ones when they hatch.

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2. Purple Starling

The purple starling, also known as the purple glossy starling, is a member of the starling family of birds. its binomial name is Lamprotornis purpureus

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By Francesco Veronesi from Italy – Purple Glossy-Starling – Gambia 17_CD5A1256, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=74529423

Here’s what I found out about this beautiful bird:

  • Native Country: Senegal, north Zaire, Sudan, and Kenya
  • Length: 22-23 cm
  • kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Sturnidae
  • Species: L. purpureus

They have yellow eyes with metallic purple-colored heads and bodies with glossy green-colored wings, they are omnivorous and they feed on insects and fruits

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3. Purple Honeycreeper

The purple honeycreeper is a small Neotropical bird in the tanager family Thraupidae. It is found in the tropical New World from Colombia and Venezuela south to Brazil, and on Trinidad. A few, possibly introduced birds have been recorded on Tobago.

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Here’s what I found out about this beautiful bird:

Native Country: northern South America
Length: 11.5 cm
kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thraupidae
Species: C. caeruleus

The males of these beautiful birds are purple in color with black wings, belles, and tails, with nice-looking yellow feet, the females have green-colored body parts, and the sound of a purple honeycreeper sounds like a high-pitched zree.

They feed on nectar berries and seeds majorly they are usually found in small groups.

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4. Purple Martin

The purple martin is a passerine bird in the swallow family Hirundinidae. It is the largest swallow in North America. Despite its name, the purple martin is not truly purple.

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Here’s what I found out about this beautiful bird:

Native Country: North America,
Length: 19–20 cm
kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Hirundinidae
Species: P. subis

Their males are black in color with a glossy steel blue sheen, both genders suffer from delayed plumage maturation.

They are insectivorous, they feed majorly on insects and her known to be good hunters.

They breed in colonies close to humans.

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5. Varied Bunting

The varied bunting is a species of songbird in the cardinal family, Cardinalidae. The range of the varied bunting stretches from the southern parts of Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas in the United States south throughout Mexico as far as Oaxaca.

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purple bird
By Elliott Coues (1842-1899, author and/or artist), or Louis Agassiz Fuertes (1874-1927, artist works in 5th edition, ) – Key to North American Birds, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=848846

Native Country: the United States, Mexico
Length: 11–14 cm
kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cardinalidae
Species: P. versicolor

They have short tails and rounded bills, males are purple read in color with a bright red patch on their nape while on the females are brown

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Conclusion

Now you know purple birds exist. I hope you have been able to learn a thing or two, this post would be updated to the top 10, and subscribe to our email list to get notified when we do so.

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