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The Best Kind of Bird to Eat 

Jacob Shelton
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Updated September 25, 2018 7k votes 2.1k voters 68.1k views 14 items

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
Chicken is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kind of Bird to Eat
Gallus gallus domesticus
2
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kind of Bird to Eat
Meleagris
3
Duck is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kind of Bird to Eat
Duck Anatidae Anseriformes
4
Pheasant is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kind of Bird to Eat
Phasianinae
5
Quail is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kind of Bird to Eat
6
Goose is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kind of Bird to Eat
7
Guineafowl is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kind of Bird to Eat
Numididae
8
Dove is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kind of Bird to Eat
monstersvsmartyrs added Columbidae
9
Ostrich is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kind of Bird to Eat
Ostrich Struthio camelus
10
Squab is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kind of Bird to Eat
Squab
11
Partridge is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kind of Bird to Eat
KostasKohi added Partridge
12
Emu is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kind of Bird to Eat
monstersvsmartyrs added Dromaius novaehollandiae
13
House Sparrow is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kind of Bird to Eat
monstersvsmartyrs added Passer domesticus
14
Swan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kind of Bird to Eat
monstersvsmartyrs added Cygnus