50 Birds With Red Beaks (Pictures and Identification)

Some of the rarest and most interesting birds in the world have red beaks. They can live in urban areas and some of the most remote islands around the world’s oceans.

Birds with red beaks are often migratory. They can travel long distances for overwintering or for new breeding sites.

Some birds with red beaks are found across wide areas, often in numerous subspecies. These types of birds may have a red beak across multiple subspecies.

Found from North America to Asia, these types of birds have different habitats, different feeding habits, and different types of breeding habits.

Here are some of the most common species of birds with colorful red beaks found around the world with their additional distinctive traits.

1. Northern Cardinal

Scientific name: Cardinalis cardinalis

Region: Eastern US

Migratory: Yes

Northern Cardinal

A vivid red color is mostly specific to The Northern Cardinal. This species grows to a size of up to 9 inches.

Males of the species have a dominant red color with a completely red beak. The face of the males has a contrasting black nuance.

Females of the species have yellow-brown and gray coloring. The young of the species also have a yellow-brown color up until they reach adulthood and grow feathers.

Various types of seeds are eaten by this species which is also settled in populated US areas.

Some of the most common areas the bird is seen in North America include the Northeastern range of the continent. It even lives in New York’s parks.

2. Common Merganser

Common Merganser

Scientific name: Mergus merganser

Region: Northern Hemisphere

Migratory: Occasional migration

This type of bird has a wingspan of almost 30 inches. A red-pink is seen across both males and females of this species.

Different nuances are spotted in its red beak. Males have a very bright red beak while females and juveniles of the species have a darker red nuance beak.

This species also stands out by having long crest feathers behind its head.

Common Mergansers are also known for migrating from their lakes and rivers in the winter.

3. Black Oystercatcher

Black Oystercatcher

Scientific name: Haematopus bachmani

Region: Western North America

Migratory: Yes

Only found along The West Coast, The Black Oystercatcher has a red beak which may sometimes appear pink, depending on its region.

The birds of this species living in Northern territories closer to Alaska tend to have darker coloring.

Dark brown plumage is specific to this species.

This species is always found around shores. It even lays eggs around beaches and coastal shores.

Adapted to survive in this habitat, this bird primarily feeds on mussels, crabs, and isopods.

This species is currently under observation for conservation purposes.

4. Java Sparrow

Java Sparrow

Scientific name: Padda oryzivora

Region: Indian Ocean

Migratory: No

This species of bird is dominated by a silver-gray color with a black and white head. The beak of these birds is mostly red.

Growing to a length of up to 6.7 inches, Java Sparrow is named after its native Java location in Indonesia.

The species gets a red beak as an adult both in the case of males and in the case of females.

A typical pest on local rice fields, this type of bird mainly feeds on seeds. It prefers to live in grasslands.

5. Pin-tailed Whydah

Pin-tailed Whydah

Scientific name: Vidua macroura

Region: Africa, Europe, Southwestern US

Migratory: No

Found in vast habitats South of The Sahara Desert, Pin-tailed Whydahs are named after their very long tails.

Reaching a maximum size of 5 inches, Pin-tailed Whydah is birds that also have a red beak, both in the case of males and females.

These birds have been introduced to different regions of the world.

They have known parasites as they can often seek out the nests of finches to lay eggs in. Aggressive behavior is further specific to the male Pin-tailed Whydah when it comes to its territory.

6. Tufted Puffin

Tufted Puffin

Scientific name: Fratercula cirrhata

Region: Northern Pacific Island

Migratory: Unknown

The Tufted Puffin is one of the species where its red beak stands out even more, contrasted by its black appearance.

This species lives in coastal areas in The Northern Pacific territories and may disappear during the winter.

One explanation for their winter retreat includes their capacity to move to remote islands.

This means these types of puffins eventually end up in spaces with no predators.

They survive on fish and small invertebrates throughout their range.

7. Gray-headed Swamphen

Gray-headed Swamphen

Scientific name: Porphyrio poliocephalus

Region: India

Migratory: No

Found around different types of swamps in India and Southeast Asia, this species has vivid coloring.

Female Gray-headed Swamphen has a red beak while males have a black and red beak.

Both males and females have vivid blue coloring.

Adapted to living in swamps or even on aquatic vegetation, this is a new species categorized in the past few years as distinct.

A unique trait of the species includes a complex mating behavior where males try to impress females by holding aquatic plants in their beaks.

8. Common Waxbill

Common Waxbill

Scientific name: Estrilda astrild

Region: Africa

Migratory: No

A very common species South of The Sahara Desert, The Common Waxbill is a complex species with at least 17 subspecies.

This gray bird comes with a red or orange beak and it grows to 5 inches.

Generally docile, this species may be seen in zoos and captivity.

This species mostly eats grasses and small seeds.

Crabgrass is one of its favorite species. It also feeds on a few other weeds and grasses as it prefers living in grasslands.

The females of the species may also eat small insects as they need to lay eggs.

9. Mandarin Duck

Mandarin Duck

Scientific name: Aix galericulata

Region: Europe, North America, Asia

Migratory: Yes

Commonly found in Europe and parts of North America, this type of bird with a red beak undergoes a long migration process.

It moves to parts of Eastern Asia to overwinter. They arrive in China, Japan, and South Kore for overwintering.

Males of the species have brighter colors, a mostly white appearance, and a red beak. Females have gray coloring with a few blue and white feathers.

The species feed on various plants and insects and are often predated by raccoons.

10. Arctic Tern

Arctic Tern

Scientific name: Sterna paradisaea

Region: Northern Europe, Canada, Alaska

Migratory: Yes

Named after its arctic habitat, The Arctic Tern is found all around The Arctic Circle.

It covers parts of Northern Europe, as well as cooler parts of Canada and Alaska.

A white and gray color is specific to this species which also shows a red beak.

The species is known for its very long migration to The Antarctic as wintering grounds.  Covering thousands of miles, the species is a national bird and a local status symbol in many of its locations.

11. Violet-crowned Hummingbird

Violet-crowned Hummingbird

Scientific name: Leucolia violiceps

Region: Southwestern US

Migratory: Yes

This type of hummingbird is found in Southern US regions and Northwestern parts of Mexico.

It stands out with its red or red and black beak and violet-to-blue crowns.

The species is migratory as it moves around the Southwestern US deserts.

Preferring warmer climates, The Violet-crowned Hummingbird breeds in Mexico and moves to the Northern limit of Arizona.

12. ʻIʻiwi


Scientific name: Drepanis coccinea

Region: Hawaii

Migratory: Yes

A red beak and a red appearance are specific to this small bird species. Native to Hawaii, it is one of the most common species of birds on the islands to migrate vertically.

It moves up mountains with blooming flowers, as they bloom through the season.

This type of migration has been one of the reasons its exact numbers are unknown.

When making regular visits at low altitudes in the absence of food at high altitudes, this species exposes itself to predators or certain parasites.

13. Black Swan

Black Swan

Scientific name: Cygnus atratus

Region: Australia, Europe

Migratory: Yes

Known for their black appearance, Black Swans also have red beaks with white bands.

Young Black Swans may have a lighter appearance. They can have gray to brown coloring.

This species is common in coastal areas of Australia and New Zealand. It is now growing in numbers around the world as it has been introduced as a decorative species on lakes and ponds, as well as in coastal areas.

14. Red-billed Leiothrix

Red-billed Leiothrix

Scientific name: Leiothrix lutea

Region: East Asia

Migratory: No

Yellow, green, red, and gray colors are specific to the Red-billed Leiothrix. This species growing to 5 inches is known for its vivid red beak.

Multiple regions of Asia are its native habitats. It can be found in countries such as China and Nepal.

The small bird was also introduced to Hawaii and other parts of the world.

Found in 5 subspecies around the world, Red-billed Leiothrix feeds on different types of fruit,

15. Zebra Finch

Zebra Finch

Scientific name: Taeniopygia guttata

Region: Oceania

Migratory: Yes

From Australia to Timor, Zebra Finches have a red beak or an orange-red beak.

This species is often the subject of research as it represents one of the few to learn vocalizations, a rare trait in different other birds.

The vocalizations of the species are used in direct communication while also having the role of impacting the female’s desire for a mating partner.

Zebra Finches tend to live and migrate in groups.

16. Common Shelduck

Common Shelduck

Scientific name: Tadorna tadorna

Region: Europe, Asia

Migratory: Yes

A white brown and black species, Common Shelducks are characterized by their black heads and contrasting red beaks.

As one of the most common migratory species of Europe, Common Shelducks also venture out during the winter.

Lakes and mudflats are among their common areas.

Recognized by their loud vocalization compared to a car’s honk, this species is also seen in North America, albeit rarely.

17. Red Avadavat

Red Avadavat

Scientific name: Amandava amandava

Region: Asia, Africa, Europe

Migratory: No

While differently colored, both male and female Red Avadavats have red beaks.

Males are almost completely red, only showing a few white spots on the wings. Females are multicolored, mostly yellow, grey, red, and black.

There are 3 subspecies of birds around Asia. India to Thailand, the species is also confirmed in Europe and Africa.

The species is commonly found in the pet trade.

18. Yellow-collared Lovebird

Yellow-collared Lovebird

Scientific name: Agapornis personatus

Region: East Africa

Migratory: No

A red beak is specific to The Yellow-collared Lovebird, a species with yellow and green colors and a black head.

Different other color mutations of the species have been confirmed. For example, a blue and white morph of the Yellow-collared Lovebird has been confirmed.

Common in the pet industry based on its colorful appearance, this type of bird is now established in remote Southern US territories as it has escaped its private enclosure.

19. Fischer’s Lovebird

Fischer’s Lovebird

Scientific name: Agapornis fischeri

Region: East Africa

Migratory: No

Fischer’s Lovebird is a multicolored species growing to a size of around 5.5 inches.

It has a Central and Eastern African distribution. High populations have been found around Lake Victoria.

This type of multicolored bird is found in countries such as Tanzania and Burundi.

Commonly found around savannahs, this is a species that mostly feed on various small seeds.

Unlike Yellow-collared Lovebirds, Fischer’s Lovebirds are less common in captivity due to their roaming needs.

Furthermore, unlike other captive species, Fischer’s Lovebirds need a high daily variety of seeds and fruit.

20. Red-crested Pochard

Red-crested Pochard

Scientific name: Netta rufina

Region: North Africa, Asia, India

Migratory: Yes

A long red beak measuring up to 3 inches is specific to The Red-crested Pochard.

This is a species that also comes in a brown variant with a black and orange beak. The color differences separate the sexes as it’s only male Red-crested Pochards that have a red beak.

Red-crested Pochards are migratory ducks. They move South in the winter to warmer climates. Wintertime migration also shows the year when these ducks become gregarious.

21. Rosy-billed Pochard

Rosy-billed Pochard

Scientific name: Netta peposaca

Region: South America

Migratory: Yes

Rosy-billed Pochards are named after the red beak of the males. Clear coloring differences exist between the sexes of this duck.

Males are mostly black with gray wings and red beaks. Females are chestnut to brown with gray-black beaks.

The species is a known migrator from South America.

It inhabits vast territories from Argentina to Brazil and remote islands such as The Falkland Islands.

These ducks can eat all types of foods but most of their diet is based on plants. While it can eat anything, this type of duck is often spotted eating aquatic weeds.

22. Black-rumped Waxbill

Black-rumped Waxbill

Scientific name: Estrilda troglodytes

Region: Africa, Middle East

Migratory: Yes

A species native to the Southern parts of Africa, the Black-rumped Waxbill has extended its distribution across Africa.

Most recent sightings include areas of the Middle East.

This type of bird stands out with its red beak and contrasting gray, black, and white appearance.

Most common in sub-Saharan areas, the male Black-rumped Waxbill also comes with a red-colored top of the head.

23. Inca Tern

Inca Tern

Scientific name: Larosterna inca

Region: South America, Central America

Migratory: No

Inca Tern is one of the typical species of birds living in coastal areas. It has a small size and a constant presence on The Western Coast of South America.

Some of its furthest-reach zones outside of its native areas include the Islands of Hawaii.

Often compared to doves in shape, color, and size, Inca Terns have a mostly gray appearance with contrasting red beaks and red legs.

Yellow cheeks and a white lateral stripe around the head is also contrasting the dark appearance of the species.

This type of bird is known to feed on small fish. Reduced food availability is among the reasons why its numbers are now lowering in many of its native areas.

24. Common Gallinule

Common Gallinule

Scientific name: Gallinula galeata

Region: North America, South America

Migratory: Yes

The Common Gallinule is one of the most widespread birds with red beaks across North and South America.

Much of its range is impacted by the breeding season and the migratory habits of the species.

Found in the highest numbers across Central America, this species also live in the Eastern and Southeastern US habitats.

A large area in South America is also specific to its distribution. However, this specie is absent from the Northern parts of North America and tropical rainforests.

This species has a dark blue and black appearance with a red beak. Its legs are yellow and white.

A species that grows to a maximum of 15 inches, The Common Gallinule eats all types of small aquatic fish and plants.

25. Caspian Tern

Caspian Tern

Scientific name: Hydroprogne caspia

Region: Caspian Sea, Europe, North America

Migratory: Yes

A mostly white body with a black head and a red beak is specific to The Caspian Tern.

This type of bird often undergoes extensive migration but it is a well-studied species with constant numbers around the world.

This species reaches North America in its migration from Asia. It has been confirmed in the area of The Great Lakes.

In Europe, this species also establishes itself around large bodies of water such as seas. It is confirmed next to The Black Sea and The Baltic Sea.

A coastal species, Caspian Terns mostly feed on fish.

26. Laughing Gull

Laughing Gull

Scientific name: Leucophaeus atricilla

Region: North America, Central America, South America

Migratory: Yes

Growing up to 16 inches, Laughing Gulls and their 2 subspecies are mostly white and black, with a red beak.

Some females of the species also exhibit large gray areas across their wings.

The coloring of the species may be influenced by age as some Laughing Gulls darken over time.

A long-living species, these types of gulls take years to reach maturity.

27. White Ibis

White Ibis

Scientific name: Eudocimus albus

Region: Southeastern US states

Migratory: Yes

This species stands out with white plumage and red beaks. It is widely found around The Gulf of Mexico in an area expanding from Florida to Texas.

A species often seen in its thousands during the breeding season, White Ibis is almost always found close to water.

Highly territorial, this species has been studied thoroughly in North America.

It spends almost half of the day looking for food. Some of its favorites include small fish and crustaceans.

28. Wood Duck

Wood Duck

Scientific name: Aix sponsa

Region: North America

Migratory: Yes

A species found both on The West Coast and The East Coast of The United States, Wood Ducks are a native species with a highly colored and contrasting appearance.

Major color differences exist between males and females.

It’s the males that have a red beak while the females have a brown beak.

Males are dominated by brown, yellow, blue, and white sections. Females have a light brown-gray body contrasted by light gray sections.

Swamps and lakes are among the typical habitats of the species which move South to overwinter.

29. Red-breasted Merganser

Red-breasted Merganser

Scientific name: Mergus serrator

Region: Northern Hemisphere

Migratory: Yes

The Red-breasted Merganser is one of the widespread birds with yellow beaks. It lives in Europe, Asia, North America, and Greenland.

Males of the species have a black head with metallic green nuances and a red beak. Females have a brighter appearance and an orange or orange-brown beak.

Red-breasted Mergansers are also some of the fastest ducks in the world. They can be seen flying at high speed and they also use speed to quickly capture prey such as fish.

30. Black Skimmer

Black Skimmer

Scientific name: Rynchops niger

Region: North America, South America

Migratory: 1 subspecies is migratory while 2 others aren’t

A contrasting black and white appearance is specific to Black Skimmers, a species with a red beak.

With a wingspan of up to 50 inches, this species has black wings and white underparts.

A high presence is specific to these birds across South America, with many of them reaching Southeastern US territories in their migration.

Some populations across North America never make it to South America. They prefer to overwinter in The Caribbean.

Black Skimmers live in groups and often look for food in groups.

Flying just above the water, they can quickly snatch different small fish and mollusks. Atlantic Killifish is one of the small species these birds feed on.

31. American Purple Gallinule

American Purple Gallinule

Scientific name: Porphyrio martinica

Region: North America, Caribbean, South America

Migratory: Yes

The American Purple Gallinule is one of the migrating birds with red beaks in The Americas.

Red and yellow beaks are specific to this migratory species which exhibits green and blue coloring.

The American Purple Gallinule is a bird that grows to 15 inches and which is sometimes referred to as The Yellow-legged Bird given it has contrasting bright yellow legs.

Found in different types of aquatic regions, these birds have adaptations such as very long yellow toes. They use them to walk over vegetation.

In The United States, this bird species can be found in remote Southeastern habitats such as The Everglades National Park.

32. Common Tern

Common Tern

Scientific name: Sterna Hirundo

Region: Europe, North America, Asia

Migratory: Yes

The beak of Common Terns may come in different colors such as red or orange. Some of its subspecies may even show an orange and black beak color combination.

Found around Subarctic regions of the world, this white bird often has a black head and a white and gray appearance.

Some color differences are specific between the birds in different regions of the world.

4 subspecies of this bird each come with different changes such as colors or the length of the wingspan.

All of its subspecies are involved in long wintertime Southwards migrations.

33. Broad-billed Hummingbird

Broad-billed Hummingbird

Scientific name: Cynanthus latirostris

Region: North America, Central America

Migratory: Yes

A long red beak is specific to this bird. Reaching a size of up to 5 inches, The Broad-billed Hummingbird is a species dominated by metallic green coloring.

Some coloring differences are seen between males and females, as well as the young birds which mostly resemble females.

A common sight around honeysuckle and agave, The Broad-billed Hummingbird feeds on plant nectar but it can also eat insects.

Its migratory movements are well-documented as the species often moves from the Northern territories of US states into Mexico.

34. Buff-bellied Hummingbird

Buff-bellied Hummingbird

Scientific name: Amazilia yucatanensis

Region: North America, Central America

Migratory: Yes

The colorful Buff-bellied Hummingbird has a metallic green color and a red beak. Some differences between males and females are specific to the species, in terms of colors.

While also green, the female is marked by less of a metallic hue to its appearance. The tail of the female also has a chestnut nuance.

Highly present around The Gulf of Mexico, this type of hummingbird feeds on flowers, shrubs, and trees.

Apart from plant nectar, it can also feed on small insects it finds on plant leaves and flowers.

35. American Oystercatcher

American Oystercatcher

Scientific name: Haematopus palliatus

Region: North America, South America

Migratory: Yes

A contrasting black-and-white appearance characterizes the American Oystercatcher, a species with a red beak.

This species only lives in coastal areas around North America and South America.

Known for its long lifespan, the bird can leave for up to a few years.

Both males and females reach sexual maturity by their 4th year when their start courting.

These birds have a complex mating process where the male and the female may be seen walking on the beach.

36. Black-bellied Whistling Duck

Black-bellied Whistling Duck

Scientific name: Dendrocygna autumnalis

Region: Central America, South America

Migratory: No

Black-bellied Whistling Ducks have a dark brown color with considerable black regions around the wings and the belly.

Both males and females have a red beak.

A species that prefer to feed at night, Black-bellied Whistling Ducks have a varied diet.

They eat both plants and insects. Some of the aquatic plants they consume include weeds and millet. On land, they can even eat corn.

Water bugs and water spiders are also frequently eaten by these ducks as they can also be nocturnal.

37. Red-billed Tropicbird

Red-billed Tropicbird

Scientific name: Phaethon aethereus

Region: Central Atlantic, Persian Golf, East Pacific

Migratory: Yes

Found in different tropical areas around the world, The Red-billed Tropicbird has a red beak, throughout its 3 subspecies.

A species that cannot easily walk, this type of bird likes to fly at slow speeds of up to 27 miles per hour.

Its long cruises are preferred.

Much of their lives is unknown as these birds prefer uninhabited areas. They also prefer to lay eggs in remote areas on cliffs to avoid predation.

38. Heermann’s Gull

Heermann’s Gull

Scientific name: Larus heermanni

Region: Western North America

Migratory: Yes

A gray-and-white appearance is specific to Heermann’s Gulls. This species also has red beaks with black tips.

Found around The Gulf of California and Northwards along The West Coast, these types of gulls live most of their lives close to water.

Their diet is represented by species they can catch close to the coast. This includes fish and lizards.

These types of gulls may also eat carrion.

Some of the best periods to see these gulls is when they lay eggs. Heeremann’s Gulls lay eggs in colonies, typically right on the ground.

39. Eurasian Oystercatcher

Eurasian Oystercatcher

Scientific name: Haematopus ostralegus

Region: Europe, Asia, Africa

Migratory: Yes

Eurasian Oystercatchers live in regions of Europe and Asia. Most of these birds migrate but those in Northwestern Europe don’t.

The migration area of the species includes Southeast Asia in regions around the Indian Ocean as well as to the Coasts of Northern Africa.

A black-and-white appearance characterizes these birds which stand out with elongated red beaks.

The common nature of this bird in coastal areas or on small islands often makes it a status symbol in its native range.

40. Australasian Swamphen

Australasian Swamphen

Scientific name: Porphyrio melanotus

Region: Australia and Oceania

Migratory: Yes

With a dark blue throat and black wings, the Australian Swamphen is a species that also features a long red beak.

It can be found in the coastal regions of Australia from where it migrated to nearby territories such as New Zealand.

Some differences exist between Australian Swamphen in different regions. Populations in New Zealand have evolved into larger bodies.

Some populations have even evolved to have black upperparts, but all of these birds have a red beak, regardless of their location.

41. Dusky Moorhen

Dusky Moorhen

Scientific name: Gallinula tenebrosa

Region: Oceania, Asia

Migratory: No

A dark type of bird found in Australia and different countries in Asia such as Indonesia, the Dusky Moorhen has a black and chestnut appearance.

Its beak is bright red, often with a white tip.

Growing to a maximum size between 12 and 13 inches, this type of ground-dwelling bird eats whatever it can find in its range. This mostly includes seeds and insects.

This species generally lives in groups and it also moves locations for food in groups.

Birds of the species have short black tails which they may use for communication. Flicking black tails is often believed to be a trait of the most important birds in a group.

42. White-throated Kingfisher

White-Throated Kingfisher

Scientific name: Halcyon smyrnensis

Region: Asia

Migratory: Yes

White-throated Kingfisher birds are named after their white throats. These small birds are also colorful in other areas such as is the case with their blue wings and long red beaks.

Living in open grasslands and prairies at various altitudes, the bird is seen in different Southern parts of Asia and even in coastal regions.

It can be seen looking for food most times of the day.

White-throated Kingfishers eat small fish, crustaceans, worms, and even small mice.

Only migrating over short distances, the movements of the White-throated Kingfishers are mostly influenced by the monsoon season.

43. Rufous-tailed Hummingbird

Rufous-tailed Hummingbird

Scientific name: Amazilia tzacatl

Region: Central America, South America

Migratory: Yes

There are 5 subspecies of Rufous-tailed Hummingbirds found across Central America and Northern parts of South America.

All of its subspecies come with a long red beak. This species is, however, mostly identified by its metallic green appearance.

Rufous-tailed Hummingbirds are a species that can migrate short distances when it comes to finding ideal overwintering sites.

Insects and flower nectar are among its preferred foods.

This hummingbird also has a passion for sweet foods which means it can be spotted in banana plantations.

It can also be spotted in Costa Rica’s coffee plantations.

44. Black Bulbul

Black Bulbul

Scientific name: Hypsipetes leucocephalus

Region: Himalayas

Migratory: Partially migratory

Black Bulbuls are birds that live in Asia, often at high altitudes. At least 9 subspecies of these birds are well-documented.

Some of these subspecies may fly to lower elevations during the winter given the harsh temperatures in this area of the world.

A mostly black-and-white appearance is characteristic of Black Bulbuls. A red beak is also spotted on most of its subspecies.

Insects and fruits are among the typical types of food part of their diets.

Black Bulbuls are often seen feeding in small groups. They fly together for new food sources and may be spotted eating small fruits specific to high-elevation areas such as berries.

45. Brown-hooded Kingfisher

Brown-hooded Kingfisher

Scientific name: Halcyon albiventris

Region: Sub-Saharan Africa

Migratory: No

Only found South of The Sahara Desert, The Brown-hooded Kingfisher is a multicolored species with a red beak.

This bird has dark brown, white, and chestnut coloring and even light blue colors on its wings.

It eats different types of insects and arachnids in its range. Brown-hooded Kingfishers are even known for eating small scorpions and small snakes.

This species also has complex mating rituals where the male stays with the female for a long period after mating.

46. Red-billed Chough

Red-billed Chough

Scientific name: Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax

Region: Europe, North America, Asia, Oceania

Migratory: No

A uniform black color is contrasted by a red beak on The Red-billed Chough.

This is a species found all around the world except in the Southern Hemisphere where it only lives in Australia.

It prefers North America, European, and Asian ranges at high elevations. Found in grasslands and prairies at elevations of thousands of feet, The Red-billed Chough is also highly specific to coastal areas.

It is estimated there are hundreds of thousands of Red-billed Choughs in Europe alone.

A known predator, this species feeds on spiders, bugs, and flies.

47. Dollarbird


Scientific name: Eurystomus orientalis

Region: Oceania, Asia

Migratory: Yes

A common species in The Eastern Hemisphere, Dollarbirds are among the species with red beaks.

The bird has a green color or a green-blue color with a darker green head.

Also known as The Dark Roller, this species stands out with both its legs and its beak having a similar contrasting red appearance.

Growing up to a size of 11 inches, this species is seen across a wide range from Australia to Japan.

It mostly feeds on insects and it has particular methods to find them. This includes short recognition flights.

48. Coscoroba Swan

Coscoroba Swan

Scientific name: Coscoroba coscoroba

Region: South America

Migratory: Yes

A species commonly found in South America, Coscoroba Swan is known for migrating for breeding.

It moves up North for overwintering after breeding in the Southern parts of South America, across multiple countries.

The species has a uniform white color with its red beak contrasting its appearance.

Adapted to the changing habitats of South America, this bird can be found from low elevations to elevations of over 4.000 feet.

A good swimmer, the bird mostly feeds on small fish species.

49. Red-billed Blue-Magpie

Red-billed Blue-Magpie

Scientific name: Urocissa erythroryncha

Region: Southeast Asia

Migratory: Yes

A black-and-white appearance with a red beak is specific to The Red-billed Blue Magpie.

This is a species that has a short red beak and similar short red legs.

Red-billed Blue-Magpie also has long black tails. While not a long-distance migrator, this bird can still migrate over short distances, mainly by changing altitude.

Much of the lives of these birds is spent up on trees or tall shrubs.

Their diet is represented by seeds, grasses, small invertebrates, and small insects.

50. Common Moorhen

Common Moorhen

Scientific name: Gallinula chloropus

Region: Europe, Africa, Asia

Migratory: Yes

Common Moorhen birds have mostly black bodies and red beaks.

They live across multiple continents from Africa to Asia. These types of birds only live in vegetated areas around marshes or around lakes or rivers.

Common Moorhen living in areas with harsh winters can migrate to warm or temperate climates.

The species can share its habitat with other birds that love water, such as ducks.

Male Common Moorhen is particularly known for being aggressive and highly territorial of its waters and marsh areas during the mating season.