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The Funniest Bird Names to Say Out Loud

Updated November 21, 2019 19.8k votes 4.0k voters 252.6k 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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  • 1
    817
    147

    Andean Cock-of-the-rock

    Rupicola peruvianus
  • 2
    910
    174

    Great Tit

    Parus major
  • 3
    916
    202

    Dickcissel

    Spiza americana
  • 4
    1,002
    262

    Bushtit

    Psaltriparus minimus
  • 5
    631
    158

    Himalayan Snowcock

    Tetraogallus himalayensis
  • 6
    614
    155

    Masked Booby

    Sula dactylatra
  • 7
    253
    40

    Go-Away-Bird

    Corythaixoides
  • 8
    369
    98

    Blue-Footed Booby

  • 9
    299
    69

    Woodcock

    Scolopax
  • 10
    517
    167

    Titmouse

    Paridae
  • 11
    365
    101

    Common Shag

    Phalacrocorax aristotelis
  • 12
    165
    21

    Horned Screamer

  • 13
    436
    164

    Hoary Puffleg

    Haplophaedia lugens
  • 14
    201
    45

    brown booby

    Sula leucogaster
  • 15
    364
    141

    Bananaquit

    Coereba flaveola
  • 16
    235
    76

    Kākā

    Nestor meridionalis
  • 17
    357
    143

    Chachalaca

    Ortalis
  • 18
    160
    40

    Abbott's Booby

    Papasula abbotti
  • 19
    127
    23

    Moustached Flowerpiercer

  • 20
    103
    12

    Hottentot Buttonquail

  • 21
    127
    28

    Peruvian Booby

    Sula variegata
  • 22
    162
    51

    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

    Sphyrapicus varius
  • 23
    221
    104

    Potoo

    Nyctibius
  • 24
    230
    113

    Smew

    Mergellus albellus
  • 25
    196
    91

    Kori Bustard

    Ardeotis kori