Dantea's Baby Names

{November 15, 2011}   Bird Names – Boys

Name                         Origin                      Meaning

Albatross                   bird name              Large seabirds described as the most legendary of all birds. Sailors thought they were good luck

Baza                              bird name              small bird of prey

Becard                         bird name              tropical American bird

Blackbird                    bird name             seen as a sacred though destructive bird in Classical Greek folklore and is in many songs and poems

Bluebird                      bird name              medium sized thrush

Bluejay                        bird name              African-American folklore of the southern United States says Blue Jay was a servant of the Devil

Brambling                  bird name              small bird in the Finch family

Brant                            bird name               goose that lives in Alaska

Cardinal                      bird name               robust north American birds

Condor                        bird name               vulture

Cormorant                 bird name                medium/large seabird

Crake                            bird name               wetland birds

Crane                           bird name                Greek omen bird ” Ibycus called to a flock of passing cranes, who followed the attacker to a theater

and hovered over him until, stricken with guilt, he confessed to the crime.”

Crow                            bird name                 In Irish mythology, crows are associated with Morrigan, the goddess of war and death.

In Norse mythology, Huginn and Muninn are a pair of ravens that fly all over the world.

In Australian Aboriginal mythology, Crow is a trickster, culture hero and ancestral being.

Curlew                        bird name                 ancient species of water bird

Drake                           bird name                name for a male duck

Dunlin                         bird name                 gregarious water bird

Dunnock                     bird name                 European and Asian mountain bird

Eagle                            bird name                 comes from Latin aquila meaning dark colored. Many nations use eagle on their flags.

Egret                            bird name                 species of Heron

Eider                            bird name                 large seaduck

Falcon                         bird name                 bird of prey

Finch                           bird name                 seed eating songbirds

Gannet                        bird name                 They are like the juggernauts of the seabird world. They have no nostrils, binocular vision, and air

bags around their faces to allow them to dive into the sea at speeds upwards of 100 km/h.

Hawk                           bird name                  bird of prey

Heron                         bird name                  fresh water and coastal bird

Ibis                              bird name                  associated with the Egyptian God Thoth, the god of wisdom and learning

Jackdaw                    bird name                  member of the crow family

Jacamar                    bird name                  small perching bird

Jay                              bird name                   noisy and colorful bird in the crow family. American slang – Jay is someone who talks too much

Kestrel                       bird name                  member of the Falcon family

Kinglet                       bird name                  derived from the Latin regulus meaning petty king

Macaw                       bird name                   small-large new world parrot

Mallard                     bird name                   wild duck (the ones with blue/green heads)

Merlin                       bird name/Welsh      small species of Falcon/ name of the famous fifth-century sorcerer and mentor of King Arthur

Nighthawk               bird name                    nocturnal bird

Osprey                      bird name                     sea hawk

Peregrine                 bird name                    large Falcon/also the name of Pippin in Lord of the rings – Peregrine Took

Phoenix                    bird name/Greek     mythological fire bird. 500-1000 year life span after which is burns to ash and is reborn

Raven                        bird name                    large black bird.

Robin                        bird name/English    bright fame/migratory song bird

Sanderling              bird name                     arctic small wader

Sora                           bird name                     north American waterbird

Swift                          bird name                      similar to a swallow

Tanager                   bird name                      small-medium sized birds

Tern                          bird name                      seabird

Thrush                     bird name                      plump, soft-plumaged, small to medium-sized birds, inhabiting wooded areas

Willet                        bird name                      large shorebird


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