Many people believe that life isn’t all about rainbows and unicorns, but… well, it’s not exactly like that in nature. There is a bird called a warbler, which is practically a flying rainbow. In a nutshell, its color pattern so unique that it is without a doubt makes it one of the most beautiful and colorful birds in the world!
This species of warbler, called Leptopoecile sophiae , can be found in boreal forests in China, Tian Shan and Himalayas. There are other variations of this species in India, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan
Its plumage is purplish blue, with variations of golden brown. Its tummy is pink and this bird has a small “eyebrow” that appears to be gray or white.
Males of this species have more vibrant colors than female warblers, the species being able to weigh between 6 and 8 g and measuring about 8.5 to 10 cm in length.
Beauty is not just an attribute of this species: they are also very simple: they make very subtle sounds and live in pairs, and after the breeding seasons, they come back in flocks of 25 or more. Their diet is also varied – and colorful like their plumage – ranging from insects and even small spiders to seeds and berries during fall and winter.
Luckily for us, this magnificent bird is not threatened with extinction, due to the lack of local predators and because its nests are very well positioned and camouflaged in nature.
This means that you can see these beauties naturally, as long as you visit their habitat.