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Ten of the Most Beautifully Colored Creatures in the World


       I absolutely love beautiful creatures in nature. There are many that are indeed beautiful. Here are ten of the most beautifully colored creatures in the world.

Gouldian Finch
By Ltshears - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10846526

       The Gouldian Finch is native to Australia. It is around 4.7 - 5.9 inches in length. The beak is flesh-colored in general, but once the adult is in mating condition, its beak tip turns red, orange, or black. It is an endangered species with only about 2,500 of them left.

Source: https://www.beautyofbirds.com/gouldianfinch.html

Mandarin Duck
By Heinz Albers, www.heinzalbers.org - Own work, CC BY 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1408590
       The adult male Mandarin duck is a beautiful and prominent bird. It has a red bill, large white crescent above the eye and many more colors around its face. The breast is purple with two vertical white stripes. It has two orange "sails" at the back. In molting season, the male looks like the female but can be distinguished by the red bill. As they are endangered, Mandarin ducks in eastern Russia and in China are both probably well below 1,000 pairs, but Japan may have around 5,000 pairs.
Golden Pheasant
By Jmhullot - Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=40373608

       Also known as the Chinese pheasant, the adult male golden pheasant is about 40 inches in length, with his tail accounting for two-thirds of the total length. It is native to China but has established its own habitat in areas of the United States and the United Kingdom as well. Its colors are very vibrant, making it one of the most beautifully colored birds in the world.

Source: https://www.beautyofbirds.com/goldenpheasants.html

Keel-billed Toucan

       Keel-billed Toucans are native to southern Mexico. They are amongst the larger species of toucans. There are actually about forty different species of toucans! The keel-billed toucans measure 17 to 22 inches in length - including the multi-colored beaks, which alone are about 5 - 7.9 inches long.


Jewel Beetle
By Bernard DUPONT from FRANCE (Jewel Beetle (Chrysochroa baudoni)) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

       Native to Japan, the jewel beetle it is typically found in woods or forests in the summer. The larvae live inside a rotten nettle or zelkova tree. They are very rare. The larger and more spectacularly colored jewel beetles are highly prized by insect collectors. 

Source: http://carnivoraforum.com/topic/10160803/1/

Panther Chameleon
Fanomezantsoa Andria… [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

      The panther chameleon is native to Madagascar, Nosey Be, and Sambava. Its colors are mainly green, and could have various markings from red to blue, and from yellow to black. It is also kept as a household pet by many around the world.


Collared Lizard
By Hovenweep National Monument (Collared Lizard) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

       The male collared lizard is beautiful in colors, with a blue body and a bright yellow head. It can grow up to ten inches in length. It can also be kept as a house pet.

Source: https://www.desertmuseum.org/kids/oz/long-fact-sheets/Collared%20Lizard.php

Mandarin Dragonet
I, Luc Viatour [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5-2.0-1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

       The Mandarin dragonet is native to the Philippines and Australia. It is a non aggressive fish with beautiful colors and no scales.


Rosy Maple Moth
By Andy Reago & Chrissy McClarren (# 7715 – Dryocampa rubicunda – Rosy Maple Moth) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

        The rosy maple moth is native to the United States and Canada. Its wingspan is 1.26 to 2.17 inches. It lives in forests with trees that lose their leaves, such as red maples.

Source: http://www.biokids.umich.edu/critters/Dryocampa_rubicunda/

Madagascan Sunset Moth
By Frank Vassen from Brussels, Belgium [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

        The beautiful Madagascan sunset moth is unusually active during the day, which causes it to be mistaken for a swallowtail butterfly, along with its bright colors and wing shape. One must be cautious around the moth, though, because it is poisonous.


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