Birds Eye Chilli refers to numerous varieties of chilli that grow throughout Africa and South East Asia. They are small pods but are very hot and pungent as they come from the Capsicum Annuum species. Dependent on where you are in the world, Birds Eye Chilies have regional name – Piri Piri, Phrik Khi Nu in Thailand or the African Devil across some parts of Africa. T.C.D. Heat Rating 7/10.