Singing Birds in the World – Oh, she sings like a bird! You must have heard such a compliment if not for yourself then for your buddy or siblings. It is quite a common way of praising someone’s voice. But have you ever given a thought that although crow is a bird, still no one loves its hoarse voice. Forget about loving its voice, it is absolutely irritating with all the clicks and coos. Who would love such a terrible tone? but all love a Cuckoo’s melodious tone in the summer. Do you know why? Well, it is because cuckoo is a singing bird.
Get into the realm of melody countdown
There are so many singing birds all around us some have nailed their name in the world of music while some are still struggling in this competition. You must have heard some singing birds at night while some are a day singer. Here we are not going to discuss “the bird version of our larynx”. We’ll introduce you to the top 10 singing birds in the world and this list is not segregation in male and female.
1. Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos)
When singing birds images come to your mind then the first one is nonetheless that of Nightingale. Who can challenge the first spot to a nightingale, the queen of all singing birds? There is something in her soft beautiful mesmeric voice that makes you forget all your pain. That is why nightingale is considered as a synonym to the best voice on this earth. Refer to any piece of literature and you will find its reference as the epitome of melody. The literary meaning of Nightingale itself is to sing at night, though it can sing both at the dawn and the dusk.
2. Asian Koel (Eudynamya scolopaceus)
This bird is all about its melodious voice, you cannot forget its tone as it is so captivating. Found broadly in subcontinents of India, Southeast Asia and China, they are quite intelligent and lay their eggs in the crow’s nest. Myriad poems and stories have been woven in the parts India and China on its sweet voice. The males make the sound of Kookoo and evolve it into a song by repeating it incessantly. They are not much beautiful but who cares as the voice itself can make you fall in love with this singing bird.
3. Canary (Serinus canaria)
The native of Macaronesian island is a bird that got its name from the Spain’s Canary island. Found in the areas of Azores, Madeira and Canary Island, it is a famous pet bird with the name of Tweety Bird. They are highly sensitive to instrumental tones and can imitate it easily. With the yellow-green color body at the front and streak of brown on the back this bird certainly falls in the most beautiful singing bird’s names list.
4. The Whistling Cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus)
Well a renowned pet bird, the whistling cockatiel as the names suggest is known of its imitating whistles. They are good at training and their temperament depends on the environment where they are kept. The Cockatiel are able to recognize the sound of jingling keys, owner’s vehicle, etc. They can even imitate your speeches, so beware when talking in front of them. These remarkable qualities give it the third position on the list of singing birds.
5. American Robin (Turdus migratorius)
Coming back to American Robin, as aforementioned, it has a beautiful voice and also sings when the storm approaches. Found mainly in North America and South of Canada, this bird is a singing bird of migratory nature. It loves eating berries and fruits. It has a complex song that is mostly cheerful and varies from place to place.Highly active in the day these singing birds at night are found in big flocks.
6. Song Thrush (Turdus Philomelos)
Found in gardens, parks and forests of Eurasia, this sharp sounding bird has the loudest call with respect to its weight and size. This bird weighs around 50-107 Gms and is about 20-23.5cm long. These are the omnivorous bird and have chook-chook sound that becomes sharper when it is in danger. This is our sixth position holder of singing birds list.
7. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus Iudovivianus)
Eating seeds and enjoying the cool climate of North America is what this small-pretty red breasted singing bird do. In winters they do migrate to tropical America. The voice of this singing bird is quite similar to American Robin so when you hear its voice do not get confused. The only difference in both of their tones is that of sweetness. The latter is more has a more refined version that is why you will read about it later in this top ten list of singing birds. With their sharp beak they easily feed on seeds.
8. House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
You must have seen it, as it is one of the most commonly found bird. This singing bird can survive in any setting whether urban or rural. They like eating seeds, grains, weeds, insects and have a pretty cute chirruping voice. You must have read in Khushwant’s Singh’s story portrait of a lady, the chirruping of birds. In this story, these birds are quite fond of the protagonist grandmother. These voices are made with a purpose to invite males for nest ownership and pairing.
9. Orange winged Amazon (Amazona amazonica)
This singing bird’s name itself could help you in picturising it. With beautiful yellow and blue color feather, these orange winged parrots can attract you from their high pitched loud noise. They love fruits of palm and cocoa and are basically found in the tropical region of South America. They are one of the most domesticated birds in the world.
10. Yellow-Tailed Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus Funereus)
Found mainly in South-west part of Australia, this bird with a crest on its head is a noisy bird always busy in chatting and eating. Its voice is something similar to the sound of fingernails on a chalkboard. Their noise makes them help connect their groups and they favor eucalypt woodland as their habitat. They feed mainly on seeds and grubs of wood but are also fond of eating some small insects.
The list of the top ten singing birds is over but the melody of their beautiful voices must be still ringing in your heart and soul. Keep it there and enjoy it for the day. This way the singing birds images will retain in your mind. Do not forget these singing birds names as if tomorrow they perch on your balcony you can call them by their names.