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The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud

Updated November 21, 2019 22.4k votes 4.4k voters 275.3k views84 items

List RulesBird 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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  • 1
    986
    171
    Denise Hedgspeth added

    Andean Cock-of-the-rock

    Rupicola peruvianus
  • 2
    1,074
    195
    ChristopherPettersson added

    Great Tit

    Parus major
  • 3
    1,031
    211

    Dickcissel

    Spiza americana
  • 4
    1,095
    275

    Bushtit

    Psaltriparus minimus
  • 5
    729
    164

    Himalayan Snowcock

    Tetraogallus himalayensis
  • 6
    687
    164

    Masked Booby

    Sula dactylatra
  • 7
    362
    65
    jkriplean added

    Go-Away-Bird

    Corythaixoides
  • 8
    584
    167

    Titmouse

    Paridae
  • 9
    360
    84
    Michael J. Motta added

    Woodcock

    Scolopax
  • 10
    240
    37
    TK added

    Horned Screamer

  • 11
    428
    116
    Heather Dunford added

    Blue-Footed Booby

  • 12
    428
    122
    Bondo added

    Common Shag

    Phalacrocorax aristotelis
  • 13
    253
    56
    26jensotterness added

    brown booby

    Sula leucogaster
  • 14
    472
    172

    Hoary Puffleg

    Haplophaedia lugens
  • 15
    180
    29
    TK added

    Moustached Flowerpiercer

  • 16
    277
    84
    Bondo added

    Kākā

    Nestor meridionalis
  • 17
    387
    144

    Chachalaca

    Ortalis
  • 18
    395
    150

    Bananaquit

    Coereba flaveola
  • 19
    139
    18
    TK added

    Hottentot Buttonquail

  • 20
    183
    51
    Bondo added

    Abbott's Booby

    Papasula abbotti
  • 21
    197
    59
    nebula1400 added

    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

    Sphyrapicus varius
  • 22
    234
    99

    Coot

    Fulica
  • 23
    142
    41
    Bondo added

    Peruvian Booby

    Sula variegata
  • 24
    243
    109

    Potoo

    Nyctibius
  • 25
    210
    92

    Kori Bustard

    Ardeotis kori
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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.