The Top 10 Cutest Birds In America

Cutest Birds In America

We all know that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and everyone has separate choices to define beauty in different words such as cute, adorable, lovely, charming, etc. What one person finds the cutest, another might not think attractive at all, hence there is a cluster of opinions. Well, some creatures are exceptionally beautiful that one can’t resist. Therefore, we have compiled a list of the cutest birds in America, let’s see how many of you vote for the same. 



1. American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch

The American Goldfinch is a small bird with vibrant yellow feathers and black wings in the finch family. Due to sexual dimorphism, male finches are vibrant yellow in the summer and olive during the winter while female finches are dull yellow-brown which slightly brightens during the summer.


It has a cheerful song and loves to feed on sunflower seeds and thistle plants. So, if you want these cuties in your garden, you must have thistle plants there. 

2. Northern Cardinal

Northern Cardinal


The Northern Cardinal is famous for its striking red plumage and distinctive crest on its head. It is also known as the redbird, common cardinal, red cardinal, and just cardinal. Male Northern Cardinals have bright red feathers while females have reddish olive color. One other distinguishing feature of Northern Cardinals is the mask on the face, which is black in the males and gray in the females. 

Habitating in woodlands, gardens, wetlands, and shrublands, they are granivorous; feeding on the seeds of plants as a main food source.


3. Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird

The Eastern Bluebird is a small North American migratory bird with a bright blue back and a rusty-colored chest. Female Eastern Bluebirds are not as brighter as males but have some blue tinges in their wings and tails. The bright blue breeding plumage of males makes them the favorite of birders.


The Eastern Bluebird is known for its sweet warbling song and is often found perched on fence posts or hunting insects from low branches. Mostly their diet consists of insects and other invertebrates.

4. American Robin

American Robin


American Robin is a migratory bird with a reddish-orange breast and gray back. It is named American Robin due to its bright reddish-orange color as European Robin. Males and females are similar but females are duller in color than males. They are the earliest birds to sing a sweet and repetitive song at dawn.

Their diet comprises invertebrates such as earthworms, beetle grubs, and caterpillars, and sometimes they also eat fruits and berries.


5. Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird is a tiny jewel-like bird with iridescent green feathers and a shimmering red throat. They have long, straight, and slender bills that help them to suck nectar from the flowers. Female Hummingbirds are slightly larger than males.


It is the only hummingbird species that regularly breed in the eastern part of North America. 



6. Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse

The Tufted Titmouse is a cute little songbird of America, belonging to the Paridae family. These birds have gray feathers outlined with red-colored flanks and white from the front. Their tufted gray crest on their heads and black feathers on their foreheads make their appearance more striking. Male birds of Tufted Titmice are larger than females.


They are known for their energetic behavior and the ability to hang upside down while foraging for insects, seeds, and other invertebrates. They are regular visitors to bird feeders, hence there is a chance you will behold the sight of this cute bird in your backyard. 

7. Pileated Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker


The Pileated Woodpecker is a large striking bird with a vibrant red crest and black and white feathers. Due to their prominent red crest or cape, they are named Pileated from the Latin word pileatus, meaning “capped”. Pileated Woodpeckers have a white line down the dies of their throat. 

They have a loud, distinctive call that echoes through forests. These woodpeckers use their strong beaks to create large holes in trees while searching for insects, especially ant colonies. They also eat fruits, nuts, and berries. 


8. Painted Bunting

Painted Bunting

The Painted Bunting is a small bird of the cardinal family, native to North America. They are brightly colored with a mix of blue, green, and red feathers. Males are especially vibrant and often described as the most beautiful bird in North America. Surprisingly they are nicknamed nonpareil, or “without equal”


The green and yellow plumage of the female buntings and juveniles enable them to blend in with their surroundings and protect themselves from predators. Painted Buntings are also known for their beautiful songs and can be found in grassy habitats and brushy areas.

9. Cedar Waxwing

Cedar Waxwing


The Cedar Waxwing is a medium-sized passerine bird of the waxwing family. They have soft brown feathers, a crest, and a black mask on their face. Cedar Waxwings are named after their wax-like wing tips. 

The color of their tail varies from yellow to orange, depending on their diet. Their silky shiny markings reflect the shades of brown, gray, and lemon-yellow with the bright-red wax droplets on the wing feathers. They have a unique call and response and are often seen in large groups feeding on madrone berries. 


10. Baltimore Oriole

Baltimore Oriole

The Baltimore Oriole is a stunning bird with vibrant orange and black feathers. They have sturdy bodies with a long tail, long legs, and pointed bills. Baltimore Orioles are known for their unique hanging nests and beautiful flute-like songs.
Mainly, they eat insects and make short flights among trees and shrubs to catch insects. They also feed on fruits, berries, and nectar.


Hope you have made your choice for the cutest bird. Tell us in the comments. 



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