Animals The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud  

Amy Boal
12.9k votes 2.3k voters 161.2k 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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439 86
Great Tit is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
ChristopherPettersson added Parus major

2
347 57
Andean Cock-of-the-rock is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Denise Hedgspeth added Rupicola peruvianus

3
592 146
Dickcissel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Spiza americana

4
698 193
Bushtit is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Bushtit Psaltriparus minimus

5
445 111
Masked Booby is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Masked Booby Sula dactylatra

6
471 125
Himalayan Snowcock is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Tetraogallus himalayensis

7
411 133
Titmouse is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Paridae

8
325 114
Hoary Puffleg is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Haplophaedia lugens

9
158 47
Blue-Footed Booby is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Heather Dunford added Blue-Footed Booby

10
264 114
Bananaquit is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Bananaquit Coereba flaveola

11
257 113
Chachalaca is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Ortalis

12
103 24
Woodcock is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Michael J. Motta added Scolopax

13
117 36
Kākā is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Bondo added Kākā Nestor meridionalis

14
102 28
Common Shag is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Bondo added Common Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis

15
173 85
Kakapo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Strigops habroptila

16
170 83
Smew is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Mergellus albellus

17
108 42
Red-billed Oxpecker is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Denise Hedgspeth added Red-billed Oxpecker Buphagus erythrorhynchus

18
161 82
Potoo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Nyctibius

19
159 83
Coot is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Fulica

20
146 76
Kori Bustard is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Ardeotis kori

21
133 75
Tawny Frogmouth is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Tawny Frogmouth Podargus strigoides

22
44 13
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
nebula1400 added Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius

23
39 9
Peruvian Booby is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Bondo added Peruvian Booby Sula variegata

24
116 74
Limpkin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Aramus guarauna

25
86 49
Motmot is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Momotidae

26
49 19
Brown Booby is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
26jensotterness added brown booby Sula leucogaster

27
39 11
Abbott's Booby is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Bondo added Abbott's Booby Papasula abbotti

28
103 66
Kittiwake is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Rissa

29
39 12
Red-footed Booby is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Bondo added Red-footed Booby Sula sula

30
120 82
Pygmy Nuthatch is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Sitta pygmaea

31
86 53
Corn Crake is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Crex crex

32
81 49
Kerguelen Shag is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Kerguelen Shag Phalacrocorax verrucosus

33
96 64
Hammerkop is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Hammerkop Scopus umbretta

34
92 61
Puffbird is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Puffbird Bucconidae

35
51 26
Whip-poor-will is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Cindy Moongirl Morris added Whip-poor-will Caprimulgus vociferus

36
46 23
Hoopoe is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Denise Hedgspeth added Hoopoe Upupa epops

37
92 65
Godwit is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Godwit Limosa

38
32 11
Nazca Booby is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Bondo added Nazca Booby Sula granti

39
75 51
Horned Guan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Oreophasis derbianus

40
74 51
Jabiru is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Jabiru Jabiru mycteria

41
104 79
Cockatiel is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Nymphicus hollandicus

42
122 96
Loon is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Loon Gavia

43
46 28
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

44
86 66
Jack Snipe is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus

45
73 55
Shoebill is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Balaeniceps rex

46
67 52
Dunnock is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Dunnock Prunella modularis

47
81 66
Crab Plover is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Dromas ardeola

48
62 48
Lappet-faced Vulture is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Torgos tracheliotos

49
62 48
Anhinga is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Anhinga Anhinga anhinga

50
73 59
Gentoo penguin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Pygoscelis papua