Foods 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

1
393 108
Chicken is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kind of Bird to Eat
Gallus gallus domesticus

2
303 85
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kind of Bird to Eat
Meleagris

3
285 94
Duck is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kind of Bird to Eat
Anatidae Anseriformes

4
269 103
Quail is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kind of Bird to Eat

5
212 77
Pheasant is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kind of Bird to Eat
Phasianinae

6
154 79
Goose is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kind of Bird to Eat

7
111 46
Dove is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kind of Bird to Eat
monstersvsmartyrs added Columbidae

8
116 65
Guineafowl is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kind of Bird to Eat
Numididae

9
126 85
Ostrich is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kind of Bird to Eat
Struthio camelus

10
173 125
Squab is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kind of Bird to Eat
Squab

11
132 98
Partridge is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kind of Bird to Eat
KostasKohi added Partridge

12
28 33
Emu is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kind of Bird to Eat
monstersvsmartyrs added Dromaius novaehollandiae

13
6 14
Hi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kind of Bird to Eat
andrewsstore2018 added Hi

14
28 44
Swan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kind of Bird to Eat
monstersvsmartyrs added Cygnus

15
3 14
House Sparrow is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kind of Bird to Eat
monstersvsmartyrs added Passer domesticus