Tropical Bird Christmas Ornaments

by CruiseReady

Birds live in trees, so add a few to your Christmas tree this year. For a warm and colorful feel, tropical birds, like parrots, toucans, and flamingos are sure to please!

Think about it. Tropical birds for your Christmas tree. Why not? They're pretty, cheerful, and colorful... and they'll make you smile. They're just what you want in a holiday ornament.

If you’re looking for something new to add to your collection of things to hang on your tree this year, a little flock of tropical birds just might be a good place to start. After all, what’s more appropriate to attach to a branch of a tree than a few of our feathered friends?

While not all of the real, live versions of the ones shown here live in trees, they surely will add a nice touch to yours. There are parrots, parakeets, flamingos, toucans and more!

These tropical colorful holiday decorations are adorable, and your Christmas tree will look fantastic decorated with lovely tropical birds!

Some of these beautiful decorations can also be used for package toppers and stocking stuffers!

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Pink Flamingos


James's Flamingos at Laguna Colorada
James's Flamingos at Laguna Colorada

Healthy Flamingos

Are Truly In the Pink

Not all flamingos are pink, but healthy adults are. The color of a flamingo may range from a very pale (almost white) pink to bright red. A healthy flamingo's diet is rich in beta carotene, which produces the pink to red color in their feathers.

Healthy flamingos actually recognize other healthy flamingos and choose them for mates.

Surprisingly, not all of them live in hot climates, though we tend to think of them as tropical birds. For example, Chilean Flamingos will spend time as far south as the southern tip of South America, where it gets really cold. However, they do fly to a warmer part of the continent when breeding time comes around.




The National Bird of Belize

Is the Keel Billed Toucan

Toucans are so colorful, they are sure to be a lovely addition to your holiday!

Have you been to Belize? Do you know someone who has? I've been there several times, and I'm ready to go back!

The keel-billed toucan is the national bird of Belize, so this toucan holiday ornament is a perfect reminder of your time spent in that beautiful spot on the western edge of the Caribbean Sea.

Grab a Toucan for Your Tree!




A World of Parrots

There are over 370 parrots around the world.  Most of them are native to tropical and subtropical climates.

These beautiful avian creatures come in a wide variety of sizes and colors, and some of them are among the most intelligent members of the bird kingdom.  The large and diverse parrot family includes  macaws, cockatoos, lorakeets, parakeets, and conures.

Scarlet Macaw

Scarlet Macaw
Scarlet Macaw

The Colorful National Bird of Honduras

Scarlet Macaw

The Scarlet Macaw must be one of the most colorful birds on the planet. Maybe that's why it was chosen for the national bird of the hot and humid Latin American country of Honduras.

Their red, yellow, blue and green plumage add bright splashes of primary color to the subtropical rain forests in Central and South America.

A large member of the parrot family, full grown ones can have a wingspan of over three feet.

It's estimated that their intelligence level is equivalent to that of a human of about four to eight years old. They are easily trained, and can learn to talk. You may have seen them doing tricks in bird shows.

We could take a lesson in faithfulness and family unity from them, too. In the wild, Scarlet Macaws mate for life, and both parents participate in rearing their young.

Colorful Scarlet Macaws

Hanging Tree Ornament

The Beautiful Blue Macaw

Hyacinth Macaw at the Brevard Zoo
Hyacinth Macaw at the Brevard Zoo

Hyacinth Macaw

A Blue Parrot

The Hyacinth Macaw, a large species of parrot, is a true blue bird! Their feathers are blue, head to tail. They can grow to be well over three feet long, measuring all the way to the tip of their tails.

Though they are popular denizens of zoos around the world, you'll probably have to go to Brazil, Bolivia, or Paraguay to try to spot one in the wild. Their status is listed as vulnerable by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.

Meet Ruby and Friday

Scarlet and Hyacinth Macaws

Fun Parrot Ornaments

For Your Holiday Decor




Parakeets or Budgies

Melopsittacus undulatus flock 5
Melopsittacus undulatus flock 5

Parakeets or Budgies, and Lorikeets

Are Small Parrots

Lorikeets and Parakeets are actually small parrots. They are native to Australia, Papua New Guinea, Polynesia, and southeastern Asia. "Budgie," a nickname for the common pet parakeet, actually is a derivative of the longer name, budgerigar, for the species M. undulatus.

One particular species, the ultramarine lorikeet, is endangered, and is one of the 50 rarest birds in the world.

Budgies are so popular as pets that most of us either had one when we were children, or knew someone who did.  

I had one when I was young, and his cage sat high atop the refrigerator. That was to prevent the cat, Patches, from coming near the cage. The bird heard us yell "Patches!" a lot when the cat would try to jump up there. Soon, Pretty Bird (yes, that was his name) figured the whole thing out. Then,  when the cat would try to get near the cage, Pretty Bird would screech "Patches!"

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Fun Themes for Holiday Ornaments
Crabs on a Christmas Tree? They are red and blue and pretty in their own way. There's even a real crab called the Christmas Island Red Crab. So, why not?
You probably already have stars on your holiday tree, so why not a planet? Or perhaps a rocket ship, or other space themed ornament would honor those who've gone to space.
Add a fun nautical touch on your holiday tree - hang a a sailboat, cruise ship, fishing boat, tugboat or other boat Christmas ornament on a branch or two..

Vote Your Preference

Which of these is your favorite bird for the holidays?

Tropical Flowers

Are a Perfect Compliment for Topical Birds

Tropical Flower Christmas Ornaments

Poinsettias aren't the only flowers to decorate with at Christmas. Don't forget hibiscus, plumeria, orchids, and bird of paradise flowers

Updated: 12/01/2016, CruiseReady
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DerdriuMarriner on 07/13/2017

CruiseReady, Just about every locale that celebrates Christmas has winter emigrants/immigrants and year-round populations. Some tropical birds live at higher altitudes where snow can be seen if not experienced. So why not remember them during Christmas and on Christmas trees?

CruiseReady on 09/26/2015

Interesting thought about the flocking. We don't put snow simulating substances on ours. But we do use sea colored plastic icicles. Never gave that a thought!

blackspanielgallery on 09/26/2015

Tropical birds are beautiful, and will certainly enhance a Christmas tree. It is a bit of irony though to place a tropical bird on s flocked tree as though the birds were suddenly in snow. But, why not>? A Christmas tree is not to be analysed.

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