A to Z Bird Names List in English with Pictures – Download in Pdf

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Bird Names in English with Pictures! It always has been fascinating to know and explore nature. Birds are an essential part of nature; some birds fly, some don’t, some have long beaks, and others do not.

So in this lesson, you will learn the extensive list of bird names in English with their images.

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List of Bird Names in English a to z

  • Canary
  • Cormorant
  • Crane (Stork)
  • Crow
  • Cuckoo
  • Dove
  • Duck
  • Eagle
  • Flamingo
  • Goldfinch
  • Goose
  • Guineafowl
  • Hawk
  • Hen
  • Hoatzin
  • Hornbill
  • Hummingbird
  • Jay
  • Kestrel
  • Kingfisher
  • Macaw
  • Magpie
  • Myna
  • Nightingale
  • Oriole
  • Ostrich
  • Owl
  • Parrot
  • Partridge
  • Peacock
  • Pelican
  • Penguin
  • Pheasant
  • Pigeon
  • Quail
  • Raven
  • Robin
  • Rooster
  • Seagull
  • Skylark
  • Sparrow
  • Starling
  • Stork
  • Swallow
  • Swan
  • Tailorbird
  • Toucans
  • Turkey
  • Vulture
  • Wagtails
  • Weaverbird
  • Woodpecker

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Bird names in English with their pictures

Birds with Short Info


The Canary bird is a small yellow passerine bird found across the northern hemisphere. It is well-known for its singing ability, which has been described as sweet and melodic.

Did you know, that the Canary is the bird that miners carried down into the mines with them? They did this to check for poisonous gases. A miner would lower the canary into the mine and wait to see if it died before entering it.

A flock of canaries is called an “aria.”


Cormorant birds are large water birds that can be found throughout the world. They have a distinctive bill, Cormorants are excellent swimmers and can dive deep into the water for food. These birds often live near lakes, rivers, or coastlines, feeding on small aquatic animals such as shrimp or crabs.

A flock of cormorants is called a “gulp.”

image of cormorant


A crane bird is a large, tall wader in many parts of the world. They are sociable birds that live in pairs or family units and feed on insects, seeds, small mammals, and other invertebrates. Some common characteristics of crane birds include their long legs and necks with relatively short beaks. They are excellent flyers and often use their wings to stay airborne for extended periods of time.

A group of cranes is called a “sedge.”

image of crane


A crow is a large, black-and-white bird that spends its days foraging for food. It has razor-sharp talons and a powerful beak, which it uses to rip apart meat from animals it has caught.

A group of crows called a “murder.”


The cuckoo is a bird that belongs to the family of Cuculidae. It is characteristically small, with long legs and a short bill. They are known for their unique vocalization.

A group of cuckoos is called an “asylum.”


A dove is a bird that belongs to the family Columbidae and is closely related to the pigeon. A dove is a type of bird that is associated with peace and love. It is known for its soft cooing voice and gentle nature.

A group of doves is called a “dule.”


A duck is a waterfowl that is typically found in temperate and cold climates regions around the world. It belongs to the family Anatidae, which also includes geese and swans. Ducks have a stout body shape with short legs and webbed feet that help them walk on wet surfaces.

A group of ducks is called a “paddling.”


An eagle is a bird of prey that belongs to the family Accipitridae. Eagles are Among the largest birds in the world. They have powerful talons and keen eyesight that allows them to hunt down their prey by soaring high into the sky and then swooping down on their unsuspecting victims.

A group of eagles is called a “convocation.”


A Flamingo is a type of bird that belongs to the family Phoenicopteridae. These birds are pink or salmon in color and have a long neck and bill that helps them feed on aquatic creatures.

A group of flamingos is called a “flamboyance.”


Goldfinch is a type of songbird that can be found all over North America. They are known for their beautiful yellow and red plumage, as well as their sweet singing voices.

A group of goldfinches is called a “charm.”


Geese are a type of large waterfowl that is found in many parts of the world. They can be considered tame, but some populations still migrate long distances.

A group of geese is called a “gaggle.”


Guineafowl is a type of bird that is indigenous to Africa. They are considered to be one of the most beautiful birds in the world, with their brilliant plumage and coo-ing sounds. Guineafowl mainly feeds on plant matter, but they will also eat insects and small mammals if necessary.

A of guineafowls is called a “confusion.”


The hawk is a medium-sized raptor. The hawks are noted for their sheer aerial agility and hunting skills, which make them some of the preeminent predators. In addition to their hunting skills, hawks are also renowned for their ability to hover in the air for long periods of time without moving their wings. Their large eyesight allows them to see prey at great distances, and they can dive down quickly on unsuspecting prey. Their sharp talons help them catch and kill their prey with ease.

A group of hawks is called a “kettle.”


The hen is a domesticated bird that typically weighs between 2 and 4 pounds, has a length of approximately 16 inches, and has a wingspan of up to 24 inches. The female lays one or two eggs per day and incubates them for around 21 days. Once hatched, the chicks will remain with their mother for another six weeks until they are able to fend for themselves. Also, chicken has become one of the world’s most commonly eaten animals.

A group of hens is called a “brood.”


The Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin) is a peculiar bird that has an interesting history and ecology that lives in the Amazon rainforest. Hoatzin is the only member of its genus. Hoatzin is a bizarre and fascinating bird due to its unusual digestion process and awful smell.

A group of hoatzins is called a “range.”


Hornbills are the large bird that is found in Africa and Asia. They are unique because of their eminent bill. Hornbills are omnivorous, meaning that they consume both plant and animal foods. They can be very noisy birds and make quite an impression when they fly in to view!

A group of hornbills is called a “party.”


A Hummingbird is a type of bird that is renowned for its exceptional aerial skills. They can fly at speeds up to 98 kilometers per hour and their superb flying skills make them vital for pollinating plants. The special ability of hummingbirds is they can fly both forward and backward. Also, the hummingbird is the smallest bird in the world.

A group of Hummingbirds is called a “glittering.”


A bird jay is a small bird, that can be found throughout North America and is known for its loud and curious nature. They are omnivorous and eat a variety of foods including insects, seeds, fruits, nuts, carrion (dead animals), eggs, poultry feed, etc. It is the national Bird of Canada.

A group of jays is called a “scold.”


The Kestrel is a small falcon that ranges throughout much of North America. They are known for their keen eyesight, superior agility, and strong hunting skills. This bird feeds mainly on rodents and other small animals, but can also take down larger prey if necessary.

A group of kestrels is called a “soar.”


The kingfisher is a mighty hunter that inhabits tropical and subtropical regions throughout the world. It has a striking appearance with its black-blueish head, bright orange chest, and blue wings. The kingfisher is well known for being one of the most intelligent bird species due to its clever hunting tactics.

A group of kingfishers is called a “concentration.”


Macaw birds are a type of parrot that is known for their colorful plumage and interesting vocalizations. These beautiful creatures have been popular pets, and they make great indoor companions thanks to their loving nature and intelligence.

A group of macaws is called a “cry.”


Magpies are a type of bird that is often associated with bad luck. They are also known as “the thief of the sky,” because they regularly pilfer food from other birds. Magpies have long tails and mostly black and white feathers, which makes them easy to spot.

A group of magpies is called a “congregation.”


The myna bird is a small passerine south Asian bird with a long tail and a light brown body. Mynas typically live in close proximity to humans, where they scavenge food from our garbage or steal bread off of tables.

A group of mynas is called a “statutory.”


The Nightingale bird is a songbird that is found across much of Europe and parts of Asia. The Nightingale’s song has been described as “the most melodious warbling sound in nature”. It is considered one of the most beautiful birds in the world, and its vocalizations are some of the most astounding sound spectacles on Earth.

A group of nightingales is called a “watch.”


An oriole bird is a passerine bird in the family Icteridae. Oriole is a passerine bird that typically has yellow plumage, black wings, and strong legs. Orioles eats insects including beetles, grasshoppers, and others, and fruits like mulberries, etc.

A group of orioles is called a “split.”


The ostrich is the largest living bird on earth. Ostriches are the flightless bird that is native to Africa. Ostriches have long necks and legs, which make them excellent runners. They are capable of running at speeds of up to 45 miles per hour, and they can grow to be over 9 feet tall. The largest ostriches can reach weights of up to 320 pounds.

A group of ostriches is called a “herd.”


Owls are some of the most iconic and recognizable birds in the world. Owls are nocturnal solitary bird of prey that hunts at night. These birds are known for their keen eyesight and ability to turn their head around 180 degrees so they can see in all directions. They hunt mainly small mammals such as rodents, rabbits, and hares but will also eat insects and other birds.

A group of owls is called a “parliament.”



A parrot is a bird of the family Psittacidae. There are approximately 398 species of parrots and they are found in most tropical areas of the world. Some popular types of parrots include macaws, Amazon parrots, Budgerigars, African Grey Parrots… Parrots birds are popular for their colorful plumage and intelligent behavior. They make excellent pets and can be very affectionate.

A group of parrots is called a “flock.”


A partridge is a type of bird in the family of Phasianidae. Partridges are typically small, with long legs and sharp claws that help them to feed on insects and other small prey. It is known for its characteristic quack, which helps to ward off predators. Generally, Partridges are monogamous and mate for life. They build nests out of sticks and leaves and raise their young together.

A group of partridges is called a “covey.”


A peacock is a majestic bird with colorful plumage and a long tail. Peacocks are considered to be amongst the most beautiful animals in the world and have been used by humans for decorative purposes for centuries. Peacocks are mostly kept as pets due to their strikingly unique colors and plumes.

A group of peacocks is called a “pride.”


The Pelican is a large water bird that is classified in the family Pelecanidae. They are characterized by their large beaks and propensity for diving underwater to catch prey. The Pelican bird is known for its enormous bill and throat pouch that it uses to store food. The Pelican bird is a scavenger that feeds on carrion, fish, and other animal carcasses.

A group of pelicans is called a “brief.”


A penguin is a flightless bird from the genus Spheniscus that lives on the shores of Antarctica. They are distantly related to seabirds, and their wings have evolved into flippers instead of feathers. There are several different kinds of penguins, including the Magellanic Penguin, Emperor Penguin, Humboldt Penguin, and Adélie Penguin.

A group of penguins is called a “colony.”


A Pheasant is a small, gamebird that belongs to the order of Galliformes and the family of Phasianidae, which also contains chickens and turkeys. Pheasant is related to the partridge and grouse. Pheasants live in open areas such as woodlands, prairies, grasslands, or marshes where they forage for food and they feed primarily on insects, seeds, fruit, nuts, plant material, insects, grubs, and other vegetation.

A group of pheasants is called a “bouquet.”


Pigeons are one of the most intelligent animals that belong to the Columbidae family and are found throughout the world. They are considered to be one of the fastest birds on earth. They were used for sending messages over long distances. Pigeons are commonly seen in urban areas, where they live on rooftops and other high places. They can be often seen walking around on city sidewalks. Pigeons primarily eat seeds.

A group of pigeons is called a “flight.”


A quail is a small game bird that is generally considered to be poultry. Its head is rounded with a short, pointed crest. Quails are often raised for their meat, but they also make good pets and can be quite tame when handled correctly. Quails live in open country habitats such as grasslands and shrublands.

A group of quails is called a “bevy.”


A raven is a black and white bird that is known for its intelligence, strong sense of self-awareness, and ability to remember events from long ago. This omnivorous bird eats a variety of things including meat, fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, etc. The males often display dominance over their nests by knocking down other birds or digging out their caches of food. Raven behavior has been extensively studied due to its cognitive abilities which make them ideal candidates for experiments concerning cognition development and problem-solving. The raven commonly symbolizes loss and bad luck because these birds feed on carrion and their black color.

A group of ravens is called an “unkindness.”


A robin is a small, brown bird that belongs to the thrush family and can be found in most temperate climates. The males are generally bigger than the females, have a black head, and are more vocal. They mainly feed on insects such as larvae and other small creatures, but will also eat seeds occasionally.

A group of robins is called a “round.”


A rooster is a male chicken that has been given the gift of crowing. Roosters are a type of poultry bird that is known for their loud crowing. They typically have reddish-brown feathers, and males can weigh up to 6 kilograms (12 pounds). Roosters are territorial animals, and when they feel threatened or intruding on their territory, they will crow loudly to ward off the threat.

A group of roosters is called a “brood.”


The seagull is a large, wading marine bird that lives on or near the coast. They are known for their ability to fly very long distances and navigational skills. Seagulls also have a characteristic curved beak that helps them feed on scraps of food that they can find in the water or on land. nd tails but may also be grey or dark brown. They have webbed feet that allow them to walk on land as well as in water.

A group of seagulls is called a “colony.”


A Skylark is a type of bird that often features in nature poetry. This small but beautiful creature is known for its sweet voice. They are slender, small birds with streaky brown plumage with a small crest, and long tails. They usually forage for food on the ground or in low-level trees, frequently singing during their interaction with invertebrates or insects.

A group of skylarks is called an “exultation.”


A Sparrow is a small passerine bird that is commonly found in warm climates. As birds of the air, sparrows play an important role in pollination and seed dispersal. Their thin bills help them access tiny objects inside plants that Feldspathians (larger birds) cannot reach. Due to their widespread distribution across the world, sparrows have played an important role in human culture and religion over the centuries.

A group of sparrows is called a “host.”


Starlings are a type of passerine bird that is known for their spectacular displays of aerial courtship. The plumage of a Starling ranges from light to dark, with the majority being purplish-green. They are often seen soaring high above lakes and rivers, feeding on aquatic insects such as mosquitoes or other small creatures.

A group of starlings is called a “murmuration.”


A stork is a tall, long-legged long-necked, wading bird with a long heavy bill and typically with white and black plumage. Storks are commonly black and white feathered. They are symbols of fertility, new life, peace, hope, happiness…the list goes on! So next time you’re out in nature watching these majestic creatures fly overhead.

A group of storks is called a “mustering.”


A Swallow bird is a small passerine bird. Swallows are mostly small, slender-bodied birds that fly with the help of their long, pointed wings. They have short legs and a short square-cut tail. Swallows have a relatively large head that is not as pointed as an eagle’s or as round as a pigeon’s.

A group of swallows is called a “gulp.”


A swan is a waterfowl that has white wings and a head with a strong yellow beak. They are experts at swimming with their necks extended. Swans closely resemble to geese and ducks. These gentle birds are often depicted in art and literature, usually as symbols of beauty and elegance.

A group of swans is called a “game.”


The tailorbird is a small, thin bird that eats insects. They nest in the holes of trees and sometimes in the holes found in buildings. It is a small bird with a long beak, short wings, and greenish upper body plumage. 

A group of tailorbirds is called a “flock.”


A toucan is a colorful bird, native to the rainforests of Central and South America. These birds are characterized by their enormous beaks and colorful plumage. They reside in the canopy of the rainforest, and they have a large beak which they use to eat fruit and insects. Toucans live in small family groups inside of the rainforest, consisting of a male and females who mate for life as well as their offspring.

A group of toucans is called a “durante.”


A turkey is a domesticated bird that is typically eaten during the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States. Turkeys are usually raised by farmers who feed them corn and soybean meal mixed with water, which helps them to grow fast and become strong enough to bear weight.

A group of turkeys is called a “rafter.”


A vulture is a bird of prey that scavenges food from corpses or carcasses. They are known for their large, hooked beaks and strong legs that allow them to carry heavy loads. The diet of a vulture typically consists of decaying animals, but they will also eat insects and other small animals. Vultures can live up to 10-15 years.

Vultures play an important role in ecosystems by recycling nutrients from carcasses, which helps to keep populations healthy and supported. As scavengers, vultures play an important role in keeping our environment clean by removing rotting meat from the environment.

A group of vultures is called a “committee .”


A Wagtail is a small bird that belongs to the family Motacillidae. It typically dwells in open areas near water. It is known for its diminutive size and its colorful plumage, which includes shades of blue, green, yellow, and brown.

A group of wagtails is called a “flight.”


A Weaverbird is a small, brightly colored bird that primarily eats insects. These birds are known for their ability to build hanging nests from thin strips of wood that they weave together with their beaks. They use this nest to raise their young.

A group of Weaverbirds is called a “flock.”


A Woodpecker is a bird that belongs to the family Picidae. Woodpecker is a bird that is often considered to be cute and cuddly but don’t let the appearance fool you. This bird is an extremely hard worker and can demolish trees with its powerful beak in just a matter of minutes. They have a very unique way of finding food. They have a long, sticky tongue that can reach into small holes in tree bark to get out the insects hiding there.

A group of woodpeckers is called a “descent.”

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  5. Helen Rauwerda

    The bird with the name “woodpecker” is not a woodpecker but a “hop” (Dutch name). Sorry.

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