Weirdly Interesting The Best Kind of Bird to Eat  

Jacob Shelton
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List Rules Birds only. Vote based on how delicious they are.

Barring a few groups of people with dietary restrictions, people love eating meat. And it’s a well-known fact that the meat that most people love to eat is chicken. The poultry industry is a massive business in America and no stranger to controversy. But did you know that there’s more out there than chicken? More even than turkey! In fact, there are so many edible birds that it’s kind of insane that most people  only eat a few standard birds. Depending on where you live, you could probably walk outside and catch dinner right now and you don’t even know it! In order to help you flesh out your dinner table with interesting meals, peruse and vote on this list of the best birds to eat.

Obviously, taste is subjective, so saying that one bird is the best bird to eat probably isn’t true, but we’d still like to know what you think. This list of edible birds ranges from the everyday chicken, to birds that you probably haven’t even heard of. And the birds on this list that you have heard of, well, you’ve probably never thought about eating them. We can guarantee that after reading this list of the best birds to eat that you’ll never be able to look at a pigeon or a swan the same way again.

Vote up your favorite kinds of bird to eat. And if you have a special kind of winged treat to munch on, add it to the list!
list ordered by

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142 39
Chicken is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kind of Bird to Eat
Chicken Gallus gallus domesticus

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2
116 34
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kind of Bird to Eat
Turkey Meleagris

3
110 36
Duck is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kind of Bird to Eat
Duck Anatidae Anseriformes

4
88 38
Quail is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kind of Bird to Eat

5
63 26
Pheasant is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kind of Bird to Eat
Pheasant Phasianinae

6
65 30
Dove is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kind of Bird to Eat
Dove Columbidae

7
44 24
Goose is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kind of Bird to Eat

8
39 20
Grouse is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kind of Bird to Eat
Grouse Tetraoninae

9
39 21
Capon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kind of Bird to Eat
Capon

10
31 20
Heath Hen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kind of Bird to Eat
Heath Hen Tympanuchus cupido cupido

11
38 28
Ostrich is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kind of Bird to Eat
Ostrich Struthio camelus

12
22 15
Guineafowl is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kind of Bird to Eat
Guineafowl Numididae

13
23 16
Partridge is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kind of Bird to Eat
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14
21 15
Chukar is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kind of Bird to Eat
Chukar Alectoris chukar

15
43 37
Squab is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kind of Bird to Eat
Squab

16
21 16
Grey-breasted Hill-partridge is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kind of Bird to Eat
Grey-breasted Hill-partridge Arborophila sumatrana

17
19 18
Snipe is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kind of Bird to Eat
Snipe

18
17 19
Emu is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kind of Bird to Eat
Emu Dromaius novaehollandiae

19
18 24
Woodcock is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kind of Bird to Eat
Woodcock Scolopax

20
14 20
Hooded Merganser is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kind of Bird to Eat
Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus

21
15 22
Swan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kind of Bird to Eat
Swan Cygnus