10 Species of Yellow Color Birds Found in India

The Indian subcontinent is home to a wide species of colourful birds from multi-coloured Indian pittas to bee eater, kingfisher, woodpecker to tree pies. Myna, crows, pigeons and parakeets are common but there are some yellow coloured birds you can spot.

Baya Weaver


Baya weaver birds are found in grasslands across the Indian Subcontinent and known for their hanging nests. Weaverbirds are widespread and nest in colonies in thorny trees or palm trees near water or hanging over water.

Common Iora


Common iora found across the tropical Indian subcontinent and can be easily detected from its loud whistles sound and bright yellow plumage. The yellow and black bird forage in trees and branches for insects and can produce a wide variety of calls.

Indian Golden Oriole


Indian golden oriole is the most commonly seen species of yellow bird found in India, The species was now considered a full species and there are two more oriole bird found in India named as black-hooded oriole and black-naped oriole.

Indian White-Eye


Indian white-eye is another small yellow bird from the open grass and woodland on the Indian subcontinent. The small passerine bird forage in small groups easily identified by the distinctive white eye-ring with yellowish upperparts.

Western Yellow Wagtail


Yellow Wagtail is from the family of Motacillidae, which also includes the pipits. The western yellow wagtail basically little olive above and full yellow below in plumages and other species also shows variety of colours and patterns like Citrine wagtail.

Yellow-browed Bulbul

The yellow-browed bulbul is mainly yellow in color with little olive above, found in the forests of southern India. Yellow-browed bulbuls are found in pairs or small groups and known for their loud calls around the plantations in the Western Ghats.

Flame-throated Bulbul

Flame-throated bulbul is another yellow birds from the forest of South India and the state bird of Goa, found only in the forests of the Western Ghats. They are also little olive at backed with yellow undersides like Yellow-browed Bulbul.

Indian Yellow Tit

Indian yellow tit also known as Indian black-lored tit is a common bird of the open tropical forest in the Indian subcontinent. The black and yellow bird is one of the common species of tit birds found in India and closest to yellow-cheeked tit.

Great Hornbill

Great hornbill is found in the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, one of the largerest members of the hornbill found in India. The yellow and black color bird is an important bird in many tribal cultures and rituals of Indian states like Nagaland and state bird of Kerala.

Yellow-rumped Flycatcher

Yellow-rumped flycatcher also known as tricolor flycatcher is a very distinctive species and only winter in parts of the South India. The flycatcher first noted to winter in central India and now also found to winter in southwestern India.

Other known species of yellow birds found in India are also includes black-hooded oriole and black- naped oriole. Yellow-bellied Prinia, yellow-bellied sunbird,Greater yellownape woodpecker and Yellow bellied Warbler.

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