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The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud

Updated November 21, 2019 19.4k votes 3.6k voters 229.5k views81 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
    Andean Cock-of-the-rock
    747
    130

    Andean Cock-of-the-rock

    Rupicola peruvianus
  • 2
    Great Tit
    855
    163

    Great Tit

    Parus major
  • 3
    Dickcissel
    893
    209

    Dickcissel

    Spiza americana
  • 4
    Bushtit
    981
    272

    Bushtit

    Psaltriparus minimus
  • 5
    Masked Booby
    603
    147

    Masked Booby

    Sula dactylatra
  • 6
    Himalayan Snowcock
    594
    164

    Himalayan Snowcock

    Tetraogallus himalayensis
  • 7
    Blue-Footed Booby
    350
    93

    Blue-Footed Booby

  • 8
    Titmouse
    519
    170

    Titmouse

    Paridae
  • 9
    Go-Away-Bird
    183
    22

    Go-Away-Bird

    Corythaixoides
  • 10
    Common Shag
    324
    96

    Common Shag

    Phalacrocorax aristotelis
  • 11
    Woodcock
    261
    68

    Woodcock

    Scolopax
  • 12
    Hoary Puffleg
    427
    170

    Hoary Puffleg

    Haplophaedia lugens
  • 13
    brown booby
    184
    44

    brown booby

    Sula leucogaster
  • 14
    Bananaquit
    356
    141

    Bananaquit

    Coereba flaveola
  • 15
    Kākā
    227
    72

    Kākā

    Nestor meridionalis
  • 16
    Chachalaca
    356
    150

    Chachalaca

    Ortalis
  • 17
    139
    38

    Abbott's Booby

    Papasula abbotti
  • 18
    Horned Screamer
    104
    16

    Horned Screamer

  • 19
    Peruvian Booby
    113
    28

    Peruvian Booby

    Sula variegata
  • 20
    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
    140
    47

    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

    Sphyrapicus varius
  • 21
    Potoo
    221
    106

    Potoo

    Nyctibius
  • 22
    Smew
    233
    117

    Smew

    Mergellus albellus
  • 23
    Kori Bustard
    199
    94

    Kori Bustard

    Ardeotis kori
  • 24
    Moustached Flowerpiercer
    91
    19

    Moustached Flowerpiercer

  • 25
    Coot
    208
    106

    Coot

    Fulica