15 Breathtakingly Beautiful Blue Birds in India

Blue is one of the three primary colours in the RYB, Nature has offers different colors of birds in India, From yellow to green. Here is the list of top 15 most beautiful Blue Color Birds of India.

Blue Peafowl – Indian Peacock


Indian Peacock or blue peafowl is native to the Indian subcontinent and also introduced to many other countries. The peacock is brightly coloured blue bird and also the National Bird of India.

Indian Roller


Indian roller is the most common blue bird of India, considered as sacred by Hindu. The bird contrasting light and dark blue on the wings and tail, occurs widely from Asia to the Indian subcontinent.

Black-naped Monarch


The black-naped monarch is from the family of monarch flycatchers and only the male having a distinctive black patch on the back of the head over all blue upperparts.

Verditer Flycatcher

Verditer flycatcher is found from the Himalayas to Kerala and named after its distinctive shade of copper- sulphate blue. The verditer flycatcher is a beautiful blue bird found in India.

Nilgiri flycatcher is a winter migrant to the Nilgiris of South India and very much similar to the verditer flycatcher with lighter shade of blue.

Indian Blue Robin


Indian blue robin is now considered as one of the Old World flycatcher bird and found in the Indian Subcontinent. The Indian blue robin was earlier called as Indian blue chat breeds in hill forests along the Himalayas.

Nilgiri Blue Robin

Nilgiri blue robin is another blue color bird found in India, A species of passerine bird in the family Muscicapidae endemic to the Shola forest of Western Ghats in South India.

Common Kingfisher


The common kingfisher of India is the real blue color bird found in the Indian Subcontinent along with White-throated Kingfisher and Blue-eared kingfisher. This sparrow-sized blue bird has blue upperparts, orange underparts and a long bill.

Blue-eared Kingfisher


Blue-eared kingfisher found across the Indian subcontinent, mainly in dense shaded forests and has different stripe from the common kingfisher. Also several plumage variations has been reported that occur across northeast India.


White-throated kingfisher is the most common and large species of tree kingfisher found in India. The adult male has bright blue back wings and tail, the shades of blue and chestnut lower belly with red beak.

Blue-winged Parakeet


The blue-winged parakeet known as the Malabar parakeet is endemic to the Western Ghats of southern India. Malabar parakeet has dark wings with blue contrast and long blue tail.

Blue-winged Pitta

The blue-winged pitta is another beautiful species of Pitta found in India along with the Indian Pitta,Fairy pitta and Mangrove pitta. Pittas are the most colourful birds found in the Indian Subcontinent.

Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher

This small passerine bird from the family of flycatcher is an insectivorous species and found from the Indian Subcontinent to Myanmar. They has blue color on the upperparts and rufous on throat and breast.

Ultramarine Flycatcher

The ultramarine flycatcher is a small arboreal blue bird, in size with a sparrow and found from the western Himalayas to Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. The male bird has deep blue upperparts with a prominent white patch on sides.

Wire-tailed Swallow


The wire-tailed swallow is a small passerine bird and a resident of India. It has bright blue upperparts, white underparts and a chestnut color cap with very long tail feathers like two wires.

Malabar Whistling Thrush

Malabar whistling thrush is known for the whistling calls and a resident in the Western Ghats of India. It is a large thrush bird with blue on the forehead and shoulders mixed with black.


Asian fairy-Bluebird

Asian fairy-bluebird is found in forests across Asia and eats fruits, nectar and some insects. This fairy-bluebird has glossed blue feathers with blue upperparts and black underparts.

Blue-tailed bee-eater,blue whistling thrush, Blue rock thrush, Purple Sunbird, Nilgiri blue robin and White-throated Kingfisher are also the most commonly seen blue color birds of India.

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