Are you a true bird lover? Maybe you already have some of these cute little animals in your home? However, have you thought about expanding your collection? Birds can help with anxiety, you can feel more loved and appreciated, and they are also a great companion to talk with! Keep on reading as we talk about some of the prettiest and coolest kinds that start with the letter P down below!

What Are Some Birds That Start With P?

If you have never owned a bird as a pet why not try doing it right now? There are tons of different options and bird types that one can own at their home and make into their pet. In this article, we’re going to talk about:

  • Plushcap
  • Parrot
  • Puffin
  • Pelican
  • Partridge

And so on! All of these cute birds have unique features and characteristics. We will talk about some of them and help you find your cutest bird down below!

Top 33 Birds That Start With P

1. Plushcap

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Who wouldn’t want to have this little and adorable creature as their pet?! Plush-cap is a unique and elegant species of bird. Males and females look the same, although males are larger. Oftentimes this bird is linked to Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador. They are not scared of their surroundings, and they will blend easily with other kinds of birds.

2. Parrot

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All of us have owned a parrot, or at least have known someone who has a parrot. If you want a bird that is going to be a helpful little addition to your home and you want a bird that can learn new words with ease, a parrot is a must! Did you know that parrots are believed to be one of the most intelligent bird species? They can even live up to 50 years.

3. Palawan Tit

Palawan Tit
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Such an extravagant little bird! Do you admire its beauty? It is a unique species that has some pops of yellow to its front portion. Its roots are linked to Calauit and Balabac in the Philippines. You can tell males and females apart. The back is bright yellow in males and olive in females. You will enjoy their yellow hue that is also easy to spot.

4. Pitohui Bird

Pitohui Bird
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Pitohui bird is so chic and retro in its own way. Have you ever seen this type of bird out and about? Pitohui is a genus of birds endemic to New Guinea. It is also a rare kind that contains toxins. Do not touch it too much or annoy it since it can get violent. You will easily spot this kind since it is so fluffy and different than the rest.

5. Pallid Dove

Pallid Dove
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Pallid dove is a cute little bird that will add so much character to your home if you keep it as a pet! It is found in Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. It can grow up to 26cm long. You will find it in different colors, but mostly in places that are over 800m of sea level.

6. Pallid Harrier

Pallid Harrier

Pallid harrier is a bird that you will encounter in loads of different locations and parts of the world. Adults measure 40–48 cm in length and they are cute and chubby when it comes to their appearance. It is linked to Europe and Asia when it comes to its background. It is also a popular kind of bird.

7. Palm Lorikeet

Palm Lorikeet
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Green, cheerful, and majestic looking, this birdie comes in tons of different cheerful colors. Don’t you see how specific it is because of its beak?! One bird can grow up to 17cm in size. Males and females look different when it comes to their presence. Males have a red chin and females have an orange bill.

8. Puffback Bird

Puffback Bird
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This little Puffback bird has a specific and intriguing pop of blue to it. You will easily spot it when in the wild. They measure about 17 cm in length, and the sexes are similar though easily distinguishable. Males have deep blue-black lines while females have a black loral stripe. You will mostly spot them in pairs when out in the wild.

9. Pelican Bird

Pelican Bird
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Pelican birds are often spotted together and in larger groups. This is why this “lovebird” pair will seek a lot of looks. Pelicans are a genus of large water birds that make up the family Pelecanidae. They inhabit lakes, rivers, and seacoasts in many parts of the world. Length-wise they can reach up to 180 cm.

10. Plain Pigeon

Plain Pigeon
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A plain pigeon is one of the most common birds in the world and in the wild. You’ll spot it literally on every corner. It is found in Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico. A large pigeon can grow up to 38 cm. The female is slightly smaller and duller than the male, which means that you will easily tell them apart.

11. Pacific Dove

Pacific Dove
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Some birds are thicker or chubbier (if you will) than other kinds. This is why this one is easy to spot in the open. This is a common species in rainforest and similar dense wet woodlands, farms, gardens, mangroves, and coastal heaths. It is naturally found a lot and often in Indonesia and Australia. Do not overfeed them since they can get fat pretty easily.

12. Parrotlet

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How cute is this parrotlet?! You won’t miss its gracious beauty and elegant presence when you see it yourself on the open field. Pacific parrotlets are the smallest members of the parrot family. They are also known as pocket parrots. If you end up having one yourself just know that it will live up to 30 years and stay with you for so long.

13. Pine Siskin

Pine Siskin
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So picturesque and easy to interact with. This little birdie will look good when captured with the right light. It is also one of the most common kinds worldwide. Pine Siskins are very small songbirds with sharp, pointed bills and short, notched tails. You will easily spot their brown & white line patterns. Expect them to grow up to 14cm.

14. Peacock

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Who doesn’t love to see a peacock? These are magnificent and gorgeous birds that have that royal and elegant beauty to them. All peacocks are believed to have originated in Asia, but they now inhabit Africa and parts of Australia. This colorful and magnificent bird will live up to 20 years!

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15. Pacific Swallow

Pacific Swallow
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Would you like to own this birdie and have it as your pet in your home? It breeds in tropical southern Asia and the islands of the South Pacific. It will grow up to 13cm. It is a fast, persistent, and lively little kind. It doesn’t have specific dietary needs either. Make sure to take care of it and let it fully adjust to your surroundings.

16. Pygmy Batis

Pygmy Batis
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Such an unusual kind and a rare flying creature for you to spot out in the open. Pygmy batis has a unique beak and is so pretty and different from the rest of the birds. You will easily spot a small batis with typical black, white, and gray markings. It is super small as well and can grow up to 10cm. Its origin is linked to parts of north-eastern Africa.

17. Painted Stork

Painted Stork
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At first, this bird can look scary or intimidating. However, as you can see, they don’t mind having their picture taken. It is found in the wetlands of the plains of tropical Asia south of the Himalayas. It can grow up to 160cm. Like all storks, they fly with their neck outstretched. This is why you will easily spot it.

18. Palm Tanager

Palm Tanager
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Do you think that this little palm tanager is pretty and gorgeous looking? It is a smaller bird but with a lot of “power”. This tanager is a resident breeder from Nicaragua south to Bolivia, Paraguay, and southern Brazil. The bird is very friendly and social, you can often find it hanging with other kinds in the wild.

19. Piping Hornbill

Piping Hornbill
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Have you ever seen this kind in the world, or maybe at the place where you live at? It is very unique and special because of its black feathers and pointy beak. This bird can grow up to 45cm. You will also easily spot it since when in flight, it has very distinctive bicolored wings. It also eats often and a lot within one day.

20. Puna Ibis

Puna Ibis
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Puna ibis has a cool name, for starters. When it comes to its colorful feathers, you can see that it reminds a lot of a peacock. There is a lot of different kinds out there. The northern bald ibis is critically endangered, with fewer than 1,000 existing in the wild. It has long legs, a long decurved bill, and a patch of bare reddish facial skin.

21. Plover Bird

Plover Bird
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The plover bird looks like such a cool and cute little creature. It is also colored in this all-white pure color. In this picture, we can see a mom and her little birdie. Piping Plovers are sandy grayish brown birds with white underparts. You can find over 40+ different kinds out in the wild. Expect them to grow up to 18cm.

22. Piculet

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Piculet birdies are such fun and unique little creatures. This one is quite different than other kinds that are on our list. You can find 29 different kinds of piculet birdies out in the wild. These birds can grow up to 14cm. Mostly, these are found and linked to Guiana and Argentina parts.

23. Penguin

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Did you know that penguins are also birds?! Although they don’t look like your typical bird (and they can’t fly), they still fall within this category. Penguins are a group of aquatic flightless birds. They can vary in size and weight. Adults will reach 1.1m in size and will weigh around 35 kg. Have you ever seen one in person?

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24. Peafowl Bird

Peafowl Bird
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Peafowl bird is one quirky and different bird, as you can probably see and agree on it yourself. The blue peafowl generally makes the best pet, as it is more adaptable, tamer, and less aggressive than other types. This kind is a lot like a peacock, just with its unique presence early on in its development.

25. Partridge

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Partridge is such a cool and cute little kind. It looks quite fluffy and funny because of its thicker appearance. Partridges are native to Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. You will see them often out in the wild since they are commonly used as hunting birds. They are cute and gorgeous, and they will attract your looks with ease.

26. Ptarmigan Bird

Ptarmigan Bird
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Ptarmigan bird is viscous and so elegant when it comes to its unique color combo and presence. Do you like its color combo and unique splashy patterns on its wings? Ptarmigan is also known as a Lagopus. It is usually very tall and can weigh up to 500 grams. These are also a common target for hunters. It is quite popular in the US and Canada.

27. Phalarope

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One more bird that looks unusual and that might stand out when it comes to this list and category. Wilson’s Phalaropes almost always lay a clutch of exactly four eggs! This is such an interesting fact. These birds are so unique and you can tell apart males from females. Females have rich gray color and males often take the role of raising the young (how crazy is that?)

28. Pied Myna

Pied Myna
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Have you ever seen Pied myna out in the wild? If you did, you were probably mesmerized by its pops of red color. These birds are usually found in small groups mainly on the plains and low foothills. You will like them because of their cool colors + both birds can sing. They are free and wild.

29. Plain-backed Thrush

Plain-backed Thrush
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This cutie has been everywhere and anywhere around you, but have you spotted it with ease before? Plain-backed thrush is a common name for a broad species concept of Zoothera mollissima. It is often found and is a popular kind in China. It is small and petite, quite cute when compared to other kinds.

30. Purple Swamphen

Purple Swamphen
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Do you like this purple swamphen? It is definitely one of the biggest birds that you can spot out in the world. Purple Swamphens are proficient swimmers and you will be amazed by their skills. They are usually linked to eastern and northern Australia. You’ll be amazed by their beauty if you run up to them.

31. Picochato Gargantinegro

Picochato Gargantinegro
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Cute bird with an amazing and mesmerizing color pattern. You won’t spot a lot of birds with this lime green color and grey tones. It is found in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. Alone or in pairs they forage in the thickets at the edge of the forest, sometimes following mixed-species flocks.

32. Pochard

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You have to admit that pochard looks a lot like an actual duck?! It is a rare bird that can feel comfortable in the water. In winter and spring, male pochards are very distinctive and bigger than females. These birds can grow up to 46cm. You will often spot them in England and Scotland.

33. Pintail Bird

Pintail Bird
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This pintail bird is so cute! It looks like a weird combination of a duck and a penguin, wouldn’t you agree? This is why you’re going to spot it with ease out in the open. Northern Pintails are elegant, long-necked ducks that are linked to parts of Europe and North America. You will spot males with chestnut-colored heads and grey bodies. Females are a lot more slim and graceful.

Are You A Fan Of Birds?

Ready to own a pet? Which bird did stand out the most according to you? Are you into ordinary or more-so extravagant species? Let us know which one is the prettiest, and if you can’t wait to own one yourself, or if you’re just admiring their beauty through pictures.

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