As you may or may not be aware, today marks the 5th birthday of everyone’s favourite microblogging site – Twitter! In order to pay homage, here at ARKive we decided to celebrate in the only way we know how, with a countdown of our top 5 blue birds in honour of Twitter’s famous logo!
Kicking off our countdown at number five is the…..
Ok ok, so this bird might not be blue all over, but surely these funky feet deserve a mention? And for the fashionistas out there they even come in different shades!
Fluttering in at number four is the…..
The beautiful blue jay is not just a pretty face, this cunning corvid can also copy the cries of local hawks so well that it is sometimes difficult to tell which is which!
Making an elegant appearance at number three is the…..
The largest and perhaps the most elaborate of all the pigeons, this blue beauty is the size of a small turkey and sports a fan-like crest of lacy light blue feathers.
Swooping into the number two spot is the…..
With its striking plumage, this colourful character would certainly win the prize for the biggest range of blues on a single bird, with feathers ranging from turquoise to ultramarine!
And in at number one we have the….
With its brilliant cobalt blue plumage, the hyacinth macaw is a worthy winner of our blue bird countdown, although it may be more of a squawker than a tweeter!
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Claire Lewis, ARKive Media Researcher