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The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud 

Amy Boal
Updated November 21, 2019 18.4k votes 3.4k voters 219.6k views 81 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.

list ordered by
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Bushtit is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Bushtit Psaltriparus minimus
2
Dickcissel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Spiza americana
3
Great Tit is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
ChristopherPettersson added Great Tit Parus major
4
Andean Cock-of-the-rock ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Denise Hedgspeth added Rupicola peruvianus
5
Masked Booby is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Masked Booby Sula dactylatra
6
Himalayan Snowcock is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Tetraogallus himalayensis
7
Titmouse is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Paridae
8
Hoary Puffleg is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Haplophaedia lugens
9
Bananaquit is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Bananaquit Coereba flaveola
10
Chachalaca is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Ortalis
11
Blue-Footed Booby is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Heather Dunford added Blue-Footed Booby
12
Common Shag is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Bondo added Common Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis
13
Woodcock is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Michael J. Motta added Scolopax
14
Kākā is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Bondo added Kākā Nestor meridionalis
15
Potoo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Nyctibius
16
Smew is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Mergellus albellus
17
Kakapo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Strigops habroptila
18
Coot is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Fulica
19
Kori Bustard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Ardeotis kori
20
Brown Booby is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
26jensotterness added brown booby Sula leucogaster
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Go-Away-Bird is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
jkriplean added Go-Away-Bird Corythaixoides
22
Tawny Frogmouth is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Tawny Frogmouth Podargus strigoides
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Red-billed Oxpecker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Denise Hedgspeth added Red-billed Oxpecker Buphagus erythrorhynchus
24
Abbott's Booby is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Bondo added Abbott's Booby Papasula abbotti
25
Limpkin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Aramus guarauna