100+ Words Related to Birds

You see birds everywhere, but how well do you know these majestic featured creatures? If your answer is not that much, well, this article is for you! We’ll be covering different types of birds, as well as words related to birds. 



At the top of most lists for words related to birds is “vulture.” If you have ever lived in or visited a rural area, you may have observed these large birds of prey because they often circle overhead. Like all members of the Aves class, vultures have feathers. What makes them unique, however, is the absence of feathers on their neck and head. Vultures often rely on other predators (I.e., hyenas, coyotes, eagles) to tear open a carcass before they eat it.


You will want to include the term “feather” in your bird vocabulary. A feather is basically a fringed plume that comes in many sizes, textures, and colors. A feather can be a neutral color like brown or gray. There are also many birds with vibrantly colored plumes. Parts of a bird feather include the shaft, vane, and quill. Just as you might enjoy looking at a bird’s colorful, vibrant feathers, other birds of the same species do, too. This is why many birds use their feathers for display to attract a mate.


Think of a bird’s wing as similar to your arm. The wing of a bird is an appendage. It helps a bird balance. Like their feathers, birds also use their wings for display. Birds that migrate have longer wings than non-migratory birds. 


If you have taken a stroll through a wooded area, you may have walked right past an owl without realizing it. An owl is a solitary type of bird of prey. It has a special, serrated edge on its feathers, which helps maintain silence in flight. An owl has an acute sense of hearing, enabling it to locate prey in the dark.


A parrot is a colorful bird that is native to tropical areas. Parrots are usually quite vocal. In the wild, a parrot helps propagate the forest by dropping undigested seeds through its guano. They feast on fruit and seeds. Many parrots also drink nectar and help pollinate plants.


Have you ever sat outside on a quiet evening or morning and listened to birdsong? “Chirp” is the most common term people use to describe the sound a bird makes. As opposed to a shriek or screech (like an owl), a chirp is a short, melodious sound.


Birds do not have teeth. All birds, however, have bills or beaks. Birds of prey like owls, hawks, or eagles have hooked beaks. Other birds have coniferous beaks, and some have curved beaks. The type of beak a bird has can tell you a lot about the kind of food it eats.


The word “egg” refers to the offspring produced from a bird. They come in all sorts of colors and sizes. Some bird eggs are quite strong, withstanding up to 26 pounds of pressure before cracking. The number of eggs in a single laying is called a “clutch.” A clutch might contain one egg or up to 17. A bird egg has a yolk, albumen, and inner and outer membranes. If the egg is fertilized, live young will hatch.


A nest is the bed or shelter that a bird uses to lay eggs. Females will incubate their eggs (keep them warm) by sitting on the eggs in a nest. Birds raise their young in a nest until the young are ready to fly off on their own.


Ostriches are flightless birds. Males can grow to be over eight feet tall. These massive birds can run at speeds exceeding 40 miles per hour. Unlike a parakeet or other small bird, you can’t hold an ostrich since they weigh more than 300 pounds!

Other Words Related to Birds

  1. Kingfisher 
  2. Flamingo 
  3. Hummingbird 
  4. Sparrow 
  5. Falcon 
  6. Albatross
  7. Eagle 
  8. Hawk 
  9. Raven 
  10. Stork 
  11. Quail 
  12. Swan 
  13. Swallow 
  14. Blackbird
  15. Ibis 
  16. Goose
  17. Robin 
  18. Kiwi 
  19. Peacock 
  20. Cockatoo 
  21. Penguin 
  22. Pigeon 
  23. Seagull 
  24. Rooster 
  25. Crane 
  26. Hatch 
  27. Turkey 
  28. Scavenger 
  29. Woodpecker
  30. Finch
  31. Osprey
  32. Owl
  33. Toucan
  34. Parrot
  35. Wren
  36. Vulture
  37. Pelican
  38. Cormorant
  39. Oriole
  40. Magpie
  41. Jay
  42. Kite
  43. Lark
  44. Grouse
  45. Ptarmigan
  46. Puffin
  47. Skylark
  48. Nightingale
  49. Thrush
  50. Plover
  51. Lapwing
  52. Heron
  53. Egret
  54. Sandpiper
  55. Curlew
  56. Ostrich
  57. Emu
  58. Rhea
  59. Sparrowhawk
  60. Kestrel
  61. Harrier
  62. Buzzard
  63. Widgeon
  64. Teal
  65. Mallard
  66. Shelduck
  67. Gadwall
  68. Warbler
  69. Titmouse
  70. Goldfinch
  71. Starling
  72. Grosbeak
  73. Pheasant
  74. Goshawk
  75. Woodcock
  76. Lapwing
  77. Swamphen
  78. Dodo
  79. Whimbrel
  80. Kinglet
  81. Tern
  82. Grebe
  83. Skua
  84. Shrike
  85. Nuthatch
  86. Grosbeak
  87. Weaver
  88. Rail
  89. Mynah
  90. Avian
  91. Feathered
  92. Aerial
  93. Plumaged
  94. Majestic
  95. Melodic
  96. Graceful
  97. Soaring
  98. Swift
  99. Colorful
  100. Elegant
  101. Nocturnal
  102. Preened
  103. Regal
  104. Agile
  105. Chirpy
  106. Hardy
  107. Vocal
  108. Gliding
  109. Territorial
  110. Cautious
  111. Stealthy
  112. Prolific
  113. Dazzling
  114. Resilient
  115. Tropical
  116. Endemic
  117. Elusive
  118. Migratory
  119. Striking


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