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Birds (from the Old English brid; etymology otherwise unknown) are wonderfully diverse. 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.

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Questions? Comments? Requests? Twitter’s the best way to get in touch, or you can email ces29 (at) st-andrews (dot) ac (dot) uk.

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