Birds (from the Old English brid, but otherwise etymology unknown) are not only wonderfully diverse, but they have some pretty great names. There are approximately 10,000 species of birds in the world, and while I can’t promise that every single one has an interesting backstory, I’ll do my best to showcase some of the coolest English and scientific avian names.



Questions? Comments? Requests? Email me at catherine (dot) sheard (at) bristol (dot) ac (dot) uk!


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