names The Best Bands Named After Birds  

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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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Swans is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
Swans Noise rock, Rock music, No wave

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21 19
The Byrds is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
The Byrds Jangle pop, Pop music, Raga rock

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23 23
The Eagles is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
The Eagles Rhythm and blues, Rock music

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The Yardbirds is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
The Yardbirds British Invasion, Blues-rock, Rock music

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A Flock of Seagulls is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
A Flock of Seagulls Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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Counting Crows is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
Counting Crows Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock

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The Goslings is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
The Goslings

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9 14
Dixie Chicks is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
Dixie Chicks Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

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8 13
Sheryl Crow is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
Sheryl Crow Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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10 16
The Black Crowes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
The Black Crowes Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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Yellow Swans is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
Yellow Swans Electronic music, Drone music, Noise music

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8 14
Them Crooked Vultures is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
Them Crooked Vultures Rock music, Alternative rock, Hard rock

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The O'Jays is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
The O'Jays R&B

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Chickenfoot is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
1478629793029 added Chickenfoot Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Old Crow Medicine Show is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
Old Crow Medicine Show Americana, Folk music, Old-time music

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The Flamingos is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
The Flamingos Doo-wop, Rhythm and blues

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5 13
The Fabulous Thunderbirds is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
The Fabulous Thunderbirds Blues-rock, Rock music, Texas blues

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The Crows is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
The Crows Doo-wop, Rhythm and blues

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4 12
The Raveonettes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
The Raveonettes Shoegazing, Rock music, Garage rock

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4 12
Jayhawks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
Jayhawks Alternative rock, Alternative country, Psychedelic rock

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Owl City is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
Owl City Synthpop, New Wave, New Age

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3 13
Eagle-Eye Cherry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
Eagle-Eye Cherry Pop music, Rock music, Acoustic music

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3 13
Pelican is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
Pelican Post-metal, Heavy metal, Stoner rock

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The Wild Swans is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
Kristian King added The Wild Swans New Wave, Post-punk

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2 11
The Martins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
The Martins Contemporary Christian music, Southern Gospel

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An Albatross is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
An Albatross Noise rock, Nintendocore, Experimental rock

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2 12
Eagles of Death Metal is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
Eagles of Death Metal Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock

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2 12
Blackhawk Band is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
Blackhawk Band Country

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The Housemartins is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
The Housemartins Jangle pop, Pop music, Alternative rock

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Owls is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
Owls Indie rock

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1 10
The Mint Chicks is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
The Mint Chicks Noise rock, No wave, Power pop

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1 10
The Doves is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
The Doves Rock music, Alternative rock

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Finch is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
Finch Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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Department of Eagles is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
Department of Eagles Psychedelic folk, Experimental rock, Folk rock

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Jimmie's Chicken Shack is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
Jimmie's Chicken Shack Rock music, Post-grunge, Alternative rock

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The Starlings is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
The Starlings Alternative rock

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Stone the Crows is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Bands Named After Birds
Stone the Crows Blues-rock, Blues