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The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud

Updated November 21, 2019 19.0k votes 3.5k voters 226.7k 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
    721
    128

    Andean Cock-of-the-rock

    Rupicola peruvianus
  • 2
    Great Tit is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
    825
    162

    Great Tit

    Parus major
  • 3
    Dickcissel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
    879
    208

    Dickcissel

    Spiza americana
  • 4
    Bushtit is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
    958
    272

    Bushtit

    Psaltriparus minimus
  • 5
    Masked Booby is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
    590
    145

    Masked Booby

    Sula dactylatra
  • 6
    Himalayan Snowcock is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
    579
    164

    Himalayan Snowcock

    Tetraogallus himalayensis
  • 7
    Blue-Footed Booby is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
    343
    91

    Blue-Footed Booby

  • 8
    Titmouse is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
    510
    167

    Titmouse

    Paridae
  • 9
    Go-Away-Bird is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
    173
    21

    Go-Away-Bird

    Corythaixoides
  • 10
    Common Shag is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
    313
    94

    Common Shag

    Phalacrocorax aristotelis
  • 11
    Woodcock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
    253
    68

    Woodcock

    Scolopax
  • 12
    Hoary Puffleg is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
    420
    168

    Hoary Puffleg

    Haplophaedia lugens
  • 13
    brown booby is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
    178
    44

    brown booby

    Sula leucogaster
  • 14
    Kākā is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
    225
    71

    Kākā

    Nestor meridionalis
  • 15
    Bananaquit is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
    348
    141

    Bananaquit

    Coereba flaveola
  • 16
    Chachalaca is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
    350
    147

    Chachalaca

    Ortalis
  • 17
    Abbott's Booby is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
    136
    37

    Abbott's Booby

    Papasula abbotti
  • 18
    Horned Screamer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
    99
    13

    Horned Screamer

  • 19
    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
    139
    46

    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

    Sphyrapicus varius
  • 20
    Potoo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
    218
    103

    Potoo

    Nyctibius
  • 21
    Peruvian Booby is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
    107
    28

    Peruvian Booby

    Sula variegata
  • 22
    Smew is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
    231
    114

    Smew

    Mergellus albellus
  • 23
    Kori Bustard is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
    193
    94

    Kori Bustard

    Ardeotis kori
  • 24
    Coot is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
    205
    104

    Coot

    Fulica
  • 25
    Moustached Flowerpiercer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
    85
    18

    Moustached Flowerpiercer

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