Animals The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud  

Amy Boal
12.2k votes 2.2k voters 156k 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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407 79
Great Tit is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
ChristopherPettersson added Parus major

2
316 51
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
567 139
Dickcissel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Spiza americana

4
678 184
Bushtit is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Bushtit Psaltriparus minimus

5
435 108
Masked Booby is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Masked Booby Sula dactylatra

6
463 121
Himalayan Snowcock is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Tetraogallus himalayensis

7
398 131
Titmouse is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Paridae

8
317 109
Hoary Puffleg is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Haplophaedia lugens

9
258 109
Bananaquit is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Bananaquit Coereba flaveola

10
147 46
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

11
250 110
Chachalaca is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Ortalis

12
94 20
Woodcock is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Michael J. Motta added Scolopax

13
109 34
Kākā is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Bondo added Kākā Nestor meridionalis

14
89 26
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
165 80
Smew is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Mergellus albellus

16
165 83
Kakapo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Strigops habroptila

17
101 39
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
155 79
Potoo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Nyctibius

19
141 71
Kori Bustard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Ardeotis kori

20
153 80
Coot is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Fulica

21
127 71
Tawny Frogmouth is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Tawny Frogmouth Podargus strigoides

22
113 68
Limpkin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Aramus guarauna

23
82 43
Motmot is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Momotidae

24
101 60
Kittiwake is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Rissa

25
116 75
Pygmy Nuthatch is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Sitta pygmaea

26
33 7
Abbott's Booby is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Bondo added Abbott's Booby Papasula abbotti

27
33 7
Peruvian Booby is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Bondo added Peruvian Booby Sula variegata

28
93 59
Hammerkop is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Hammerkop Scopus umbretta

29
82 50
Corn Crake is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Crex crex

30
34 9
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
nebula1400 added Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius

31
42 16
Brown Booby is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
1520279467371 added brown booby Sula leucogaster

32
77 47
Kerguelen Shag is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Kerguelen Shag Phalacrocorax verrucosus

33
47 22
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

34
87 58
Puffbird is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Puffbird Bucconidae

35
41 19
Hoopoe is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Denise Hedgspeth added Hoopoe Upupa epops

36
88 62
Godwit is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Godwit Limosa

37
71 47
Jabiru is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Jabiru Jabiru mycteria

38
31 11
Red-footed Booby is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Bondo added Red-footed Booby Sula sula

39
119 92
Loon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Loon Gavia

40
100 76
Cockatiel is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Nymphicus hollandicus

41
43 24
Chuck-will's-widow is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Cindy Moongirl Morris added Chuck-will's-widow Caprimulgus carolinensis

42
70 49
Horned Guan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Oreophasis derbianus

43
27 10
Nazca Booby is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Bondo added Nazca Booby Sula granti

44
83 62
Jack Snipe is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus

45
65 48
Dunnock is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Dunnock Prunella modularis

46
69 52
Shoebill is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Balaeniceps rex

47
79 62
Crab Plover is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Dromas ardeola

48
69 57
Gentoo penguin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Pygoscelis papua

49
25 14
Raisin Bran Cereal is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Help added Raisin Bran Cereal

50
58 47
Anhinga is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
Anhinga Anhinga anhinga