Animals The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud  

Amy Boal
11.7k votes 2.1k voters 150.9k views 70 items

List Rules Bird names only - no lizards or anything. Vote based on the silliness of the name, when spoken to a friend or even just yourself.

Are you a real loon? Or even a bit of a smew? Well good for you! That means you have a funny bird name that will make everyone giggle, morning, noon, or night. These silly names of birds are a fun way to learn about the many wondrous bird species that inhabit the earth, but also treat yourself to a laugh at the same time! On the off chance you are here trying to pick out a name for your very own new pet bird (lucky!), check out these punny bird names, too!

Birds are pretty weird when you stop to think about them. They are covered in feathers, they are related to dinosaurs (!!!), and they can fly through the air like it's just an everyday thing and not totally amazing. But the thing that is best about many kinds of birds is that they have cool names that provide endless hours of entertainment.

Try it right now. Say "bushtit" to your BFF or closest bro. I bet you he or she will laugh out loud. It's just a funny name to say. And why not enjoy life instead of just being grumpy all the time? Go on, scroll through this list of bird names, say some out loud with your voice, upvote the funniest, and maybe even learn the scientific name of the little bittern bird while you're at it. You never know when any piece of bird information might come in handy!

Also, if you are an avid birder, and can think of a few more top notch bird names that make you giggle out in the field so hard that the whooper swan you were spotting got startled and flew away, then definitely add those funny birds to this list so we can all laugh and laugh together.

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Andean Cock-of-the-rock is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Denise Hedgspeth added Andean Cock-of-the-rock Rupicola peruvianus

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Dickcissel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Dickcissel Spiza americana

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Great Tit is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
ChristopherPettersson added Great Tit Parus major

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Bushtit is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Bushtit Psaltriparus minimus

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Masked Booby is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Masked Booby Sula dactylatra

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Himalayan Snowcock is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Himalayan Snowcock Tetraogallus himalayensis

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Titmouse is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Titmouse Paridae

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Hoary Puffleg is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Hoary Puffleg Haplophaedia lugens

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Bananaquit is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Bananaquit Coereba flaveola

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Blue-Footed Booby is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Heather Dunford added Blue-Footed Booby

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Chachalaca is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Chachalaca Ortalis

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Woodcock is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Michael J. Motta added Woodcock Scolopax

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Kākā is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Bondo added Kākā Nestor meridionalis

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Common Shag is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Bondo added Common Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis

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Red-billed Oxpecker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Denise Hedgspeth added Red-billed Oxpecker Buphagus erythrorhynchus

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Smew is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Smew Mergellus albellus

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Potoo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Potoo Nyctibius

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Coot is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Coot Fulica

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Kakapo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Kakapo Strigops habroptila

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Kori Bustard is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Kori Bustard Ardeotis kori

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Tawny Frogmouth is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Tawny Frogmouth Podargus strigoides

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Motmot is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Motmot Momotidae

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Limpkin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Limpkin Aramus guarauna

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Kittiwake is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Kittiwake Rissa

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Abbott's Booby is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Bondo added Abbott's Booby Papasula abbotti

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Pygmy Nuthatch is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Pygmy Nuthatch Sitta pygmaea

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Hammerkop is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Hammerkop Scopus umbretta

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Kerguelen Shag is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Kerguelen Shag Phalacrocorax verrucosus

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Peruvian Booby is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Bondo added Peruvian Booby Sula variegata

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Corn Crake is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Corn Crake Crex crex

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Godwit is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Godwit Limosa

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Brown Booby is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
1520279467371 added brown booby Sula leucogaster

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Whip-poor-will is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Cindy Moongirl Morris added Whip-poor-will Caprimulgus vociferus

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Jabiru is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Jabiru Jabiru mycteria

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Puffbird is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Puffbird Bucconidae

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Yellow-bellied Sapsucker is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
nebula1400 added Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius

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Loon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Loon Gavia

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Hoopoe is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Denise Hedgspeth added Hoopoe Upupa epops

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Red-footed Booby is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Bondo added Red-footed Booby Sula sula

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Cockatiel is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Cockatiel Nymphicus hollandicus

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Jack Snipe is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus

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Nazca Booby is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Bondo added Nazca Booby Sula granti

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Chuck-will's-widow is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Cindy Moongirl Morris added Chuck-will's-widow Caprimulgus carolinensis

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Horned Guan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Horned Guan Oreophasis derbianus

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Dunnock is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Dunnock Prunella modularis

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Shoebill is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Shoebill Balaeniceps rex

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Crab Plover is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Crab Plover Dromas ardeola

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Tinamou is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Tinamou Tinamidae

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Whooper Swan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus

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Whimbrel is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus