Colorful Animals

The animal kingdom is home to a wide variety of creatures that come in an assortment of colors. Here are some species considered to be the most colorful in the world.

Colorful Animals

List of 28 Colorful Animals

1. Blue Morpho Butterfly

A resident of Central and South American rainforests, the blue morpho butterfly is a striking specimen. Its wings appear to be blue but only appear so due to the scales on its wings. The edges of the blue morpho’s wings are dark with white spots.

2. Blue Poison Dart Frog

The blue poison dart frog is a subspecies of the poison dart frog, known for its intense blue hue. Its bright blue skin serves as a warning to predators.

3. Blue Tang

A visually appealing surgeonfish, the blue tang can be found in Indo-Pacific waters. Its upper body is primarily blue with black palettes, and its tail and lower body are yellow. The blue tang gained a lot of public appeal with the character of Dory in the Pixar animated movie “Finding Nemo”.

4. Cobalt Blue Tarantula

The cobalt blue tarantula is a beautiful spider, with its most notable feature being its iridescent legs. Despite its venom causing inflammation and muscle cramps, its beauty makes it a popular pet.

5. Common Agama

Male common agamas have a visually striking color palette – an orange head with a blue body and a tail with light stripes.

6. Common Collared Lizard

As its name might indicate, the first thing to catch someone’s eye when looking at a collared lizard is the series of black bands on its neck. Besides their black collars, males have bluish-green bodies, yellowish-orange throats, and yellow stripes on their tails.

7. Emerald Tree Boa

While adults have a beautiful green hue broken with white stripes, the juveniles have a completely different color, brick red to orange.

8. Golden Pheasant

Golden pheasants, the males specifically, are extremely beautiful. They have a golden crest and rump, a red body, and an orange “cape”, which they unfurl to attract mates.

9. Golden Snub-nosed Monkey

Both male and female golden snub-nosed monkeys have bright golden guard hairs, though the females have smaller guard hair than their male counterparts.

10. Gouldian Finch

Gouldian finches are an attractive combination of green, yellow, red, and black. The critical difference between the male and female finches is that the male’s chest is purple, while the female’s is mauve.

11. Indian Peafowl

The peacock, or male peafowl, has a beautiful blue neck and body and a trail of tail feathers covered with colorful eyespots.

12. Keel-billed Toucan

A beautiful toucan living in Latin America, the keel-billed toucan is black, with a yellow chest and a green bill with a red tip.

13. Lilac-breasted Roller

As its name indicates, the lilac-breasted roller has a deep lilac breast as well as an olive crown and a brown abdomen.

14. Loch’s Chromodoris

Loch’s chromodoris is a bluish-white sea slug with dark or black lines running down its body to the mantle and foot.

15. Madagascan Sunset Moth

This moth is black with iridescent blue, green, and red markings and a fringe of white scales on the edges of its wings.

16. Mandarin Duck

Male mandarin ducks are more pretty than their female counterparts, with red bills, purple chests with two white bars, and a whitish crescent above their eyes.

17. Mandarinfish

Mandarinfish are small fish species belonging to the family of dragonets. They are bright blue with swirly orange spots.

18. Mandrill

It is an Old World monkey whose body is a drab olive-brown. But its face has blue skin, and a red nose with the same color observed in the exposed rump and genital areas.

19. Painted Bunting

Sometimes referred to as the “most beautiful bird in North America”, the male painted bunting has a dark blue head, a green back, and a red rump and underparts.

20. Panther Chameleon

A chameleon found in Madagascar, the panther chameleon has several color morphs which appear to vary based on where they live. For instance, those in places like Ambanja, Ankify, and Nosy Be are a vibrant blue, while chameleons in Maroantsetra and Tamatave are generally red.

21. Paradise Tanager

The paradise tanager is a songbird living in the Amazon. It has a black upper body plumage, a light green head, and sky-blue underparts.

22. Peacock Mantis Shrimp

One of the more colorful mantis shrimps, the peacock mantis shrimp is green, with orange legs and leopard-like spots on its carapace.

23. Peacock Tarantula

The peacock tarantula is a critically endangered Old World tarantula known for the blue setae covering its body.

24. Rainbow Lorikeet

Rainbow lorikeets are beautiful birds who, as their names indicate, have plumage made up of feathers as varied as the colors of the rainbow.

25. Resplendent Quetzal

The largest species of trogon, the resplendent quetzal has plumage that appears to be bright green thanks to the iridescent feathers, but is in reality brown.

26. Ring-necked Snake

These snakes are dorsally olive brown and ventrally bright orange or red. They also have a neck band the same color as the ventral region.

27. Scarlet Macaw

Scarlet macaws have bright scarlet plumage, blue tail feathers, and yellow upper wing converts. They are one of the most popular birds in the world.

28. Yellow Boxfish

Yellow boxfish are a species of boxfish with yellow bodies and black spots. They are very popular as pets.

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