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The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud

Updated November 21, 2019 19.3k votes 3.8k voters 241.0k views83 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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  • Andean Cock-of-the-rock1
    761
    134

    Andean Cock-of-the-rock

    Rupicola peruvianus
  • Great Tit2
    863
    163

    Great Tit

    Parus major
  • Dickcissel3
    887
    201

    Dickcissel

    Spiza americana
  • Bushtit4
    982
    265

    Bushtit

    Psaltriparus minimus
  • Masked Booby5
    593
    149

    Masked Booby

    Sula dactylatra
  • Himalayan Snowcock6
    593
    159

    Himalayan Snowcock

    Tetraogallus himalayensis
  • Go-Away-Bird7
    211
    30

    Go-Away-Bird

    Corythaixoides
  • Titmouse8
    511
    165

    Titmouse

    Paridae
  • Blue-Footed Booby9
    356
    97

    Blue-Footed Booby

  • Woodcock10
    280
    70

    Woodcock

    Scolopax
  • Common Shag11
    334
    96

    Common Shag

    Phalacrocorax aristotelis
  • Hoary Puffleg12
    428
    162

    Hoary Puffleg

    Haplophaedia lugens
  • brown booby13
    194
    45

    brown booby

    Sula leucogaster
  • Bananaquit14
    354
    140

    Bananaquit

    Coereba flaveola
  • Horned Screamer15
    135
    20

    Horned Screamer

  • Kākā16
    227
    73

    Kākā

    Nestor meridionalis
  • Chachalaca17
    350
    146

    Chachalaca

    Ortalis
  • 18
    145
    38

    Abbott's Booby

    Papasula abbotti
  • Peruvian Booby19
    121
    28

    Peruvian Booby

    Sula variegata
  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker20
    152
    49

    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

    Sphyrapicus varius
  • Moustached Flowerpiercer21
    103
    19

    Moustached Flowerpiercer

  • Hottentot Buttonquail22
    84
    8

    Hottentot Buttonquail

  • Potoo23
    220
    102

    Potoo

    Nyctibius
  • Kori Bustard24
    193
    89

    Kori Bustard

    Ardeotis kori
  • Smew25
    225
    114

    Smew

    Mergellus albellus