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The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud

Updated November 21, 2019 18.9k votes 3.5k voters 225.9k 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
    717
    126

    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
    816
    162

    Great Tit

    Parus major
  • 3
    Dickcissel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
    876
    208

    Dickcissel

    Spiza americana
  • 4
    Bushtit is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
    955
    270

    Bushtit

    Psaltriparus minimus
  • 5
    Masked Booby is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
    588
    145

    Masked Booby

    Sula dactylatra
  • 6
    Himalayan Snowcock is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
    574
    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
    339
    91

    Blue-Footed Booby

  • 8
    Titmouse is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
    507
    167

    Titmouse

    Paridae
  • 9
    Go-Away-Bird is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
    169
    19

    Go-Away-Bird

    Corythaixoides
  • 10
    Common Shag is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
    308
    94

    Common Shag

    Phalacrocorax aristotelis
  • 11
    Woodcock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
    250
    68

    Woodcock

    Scolopax
  • 12
    Hoary Puffleg is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
    419
    167

    Hoary Puffleg

    Haplophaedia lugens
  • 13
    Kākā is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
    225
    69

    Kākā

    Nestor meridionalis
  • 14
    brown booby is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
    177
    43

    brown booby

    Sula leucogaster
  • 15
    Bananaquit is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
    346
    140

    Bananaquit

    Coereba flaveola
  • 16
    Chachalaca is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
    349
    146

    Chachalaca

    Ortalis
  • 17
    Abbott's Booby is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
    135
    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
    97
    13

    Horned Screamer

  • 19
    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
    136
    43

    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

    Sphyrapicus varius
  • 20
    Potoo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
    216
    102

    Potoo

    Nyctibius
  • 21
    Smew is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
    228
    113

    Smew

    Mergellus albellus
  • 22
    Peruvian Booby is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
    105
    28

    Peruvian Booby

    Sula variegata
  • 23
    Moustached Flowerpiercer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
    83
    15

    Moustached Flowerpiercer

  • 24
    Coot is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
    205
    103

    Coot

    Fulica
  • 25
    Kori Bustard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud
    192
    94

    Kori Bustard

    Ardeotis kori
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