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The Best Bands Named After Birds 

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Updated April 16, 2020 1.9k votes 338 voters 23.8k views 60 items

List Rules Upvote the top bands with birds in their names.

Bands get their names in all kinds of ways. But when it comes to bands named after birds, you might be surprised at how many of them there actually are. Each of these bird bands got a little avian inspiration. As for which one is the greatest – that's up to you to decide.

Some of the best bands with birds in their name include classic groups that have carved their place in contemporary music. The Byrds, for example, most certainly count, despite the unconventional spelling. And who can forget the Eagles? Supposedly, the iconic band was inspired by Hopi mythology and took the name of an eagle. The rest, as they say, was rock and roll history. Some of these bands named after a bird evoke quaint flocks around birdhouses: The Housemartins, Finch, and The Yardbirds, to name a few. Other bands took their moniker from a more dramatic kind of bird, like The Black Crowes and The Fabulous Thunderbirds.

These are some great bird band names, so start voting for all of your favorites!

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The Eagles is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
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The Byrds is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
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The Yardbirds is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
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Counting Crows is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
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A Flock of Seagulls is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
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Swans is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
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The Black Crowes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
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Sheryl Crow is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
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Them Crooked Vultures is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
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The O'Jays is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
The O'Jays
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Andrew Bird is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
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Dixie Chicks is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
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Nick Drake is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
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The Penguins is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
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Wild Blue Herons is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
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Old Crow Medicine Show ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
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Birdy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
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Eagle-Eye Cherry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
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The Fabulous Thunderbird... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
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Fuzzy Duck is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
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Robins is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
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Orioles is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
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The Doves is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
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Atomic Rooster is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
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Eagles of Death Metal is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds