Species of bird - synonyms or related words
barn owl noun
a type of owl with white and brown feathers and a face shaped like a heart
a type of bird common in Europe and North America. The male is black with an orange beak.
a small blue bird found in North America
a common blue North American bird with feathers that come to a point at the top of its head
blue tit noun
a small European bird with a blue head, tail, and wings, and a yellow chest
a small bright blue, green, or yellow bird often kept as a pet. Budgerigars are often called budgies.
informal a budgerigar
American a vulture
carrier pigeon noun
a pigeon that has been trained to carry messages
a small bird that is common in Europe and Asia. The male has a red-brown breast and a grey head.
a bird kept for its eggs and meat. The sound it makes is called clucking. The female chicken is called a hen and the male is called a cock or a rooster. A baby chicken is called a chick.
Australianinformal a chicken
a large light-coloured Australian bird with a crest of feathers on its head. A cockatoo is a type of parrot.
a large black bird that makes a loud sound called cawing
a grey bird that leaves its eggs in other birds’ nests and makes a loud call that sounds like its name
a large bird that no longer exists and could not fly
a large Australian bird that has very long legs and cannot fly
a small bird with a short thick beak. There are many types of finch.
a small bird with yellow feathers on its wings that is common in Europe
a large brown bird that lives on the ground and is hunted for its meat
a very small brightly-coloured bird that makes a low continuous noise when it moves its wings
a bird with a black head and a grey body that steals shiny objects. It is a type of crow.
a noisy colourful bird that lives in Europe, Asia, and North America
American a jay
the bird that is the symbol of New Zealand. It has a long thin beak and cannot fly.
a small European bird with dark feathers, a white breast, and raised feathers on its head. A lapwing is sometimes called a peewit.
a small brown bird that is common in Europe and is known for singing while it flies
a small colourful parrot (=a tropical bird with a curved beak)
a South American bird with a long tail and brightly coloured feathers
a noisy black and white bird with a long tail
a large African stork (=bird) with long legs and a long beak
a small bird with long wings and a short tail that flies very fast
mynah bird noun
a black bird that is often kept as a pet and can copy speech
a black and yellow bird that lives mainly in Europe, Africa, and Asia
a North American bird that is black and orange, or yellow
a large African bird with a long neck and long legs that runs very fast but cannot fly
a large bird with a big head and eyes and a small sharp beak. Owls hunt small animals at night and make a sound called hooting.
a brightly coloured tropical bird that is often kept as a pet and can be taught to say a few words
a large brightly-coloured male bird with long blue-green tail feathers that sometimes spread out and up. The female is called a peahen.
a large brown bird that is a female peacock
a large bird with a long tail that is hunted for sport and food
a brown and white bird with a long tail that runs very fast and lives in deserts in North America
a small brown European bird with a red chest. Robins are often used as a symbol of winter and are often shown on Christmas cards and decorations.
a grey bird with a red chest that lives in North America
a large black European bird that is a type of crow and lives in big noisy groups
a brown and white European bird that sings while flying
a small brown bird that is common in the US and northern Europe
a large bird with long legs and a long beak, said to bring people their new babies
a small bird whose tail has two points like a fork
a brown bird that has spots on its front
a small bird that is common in Europe
a large bird similar to a chicken that has no feathers on its head and is often eaten at Christmas and Thanksgiving. The sound that turkeys make is called gobbling.
turtle dove noun
a bird similar to a pigeon that is sometimes used for representing love
a small bird with a long tail that quickly moves up and down when the bird walks
wood pigeon noun
a type of pigeon that lives mainly in forests
a European bird that has a yellow head and a musical call