Birds Names in English: Pictures | Videos | Charts

Collection of 22 birds names in English and 5 Indian languages- 1. Hindi, 2. Bengali, 3. Tamil, 4. Kannada and 5. Marathi. For each of 22 birds in this list, we have carefully curated high-quality photos and videos. Our interesting facts and trivia for every bird is a bonus! Download high quality and print-ready birds chart, birds stickers and birds coloring sheets. Please use the table of contents to click and navigate.

1. Cuckoo

Black Cuckoo
Coucals
Couas
Malkohas
Roadrunner
Common cuckoo
Cuckoo in Indian Languages
Hindi कोयल  (Koel)
Bengaliকোকিল  (Kōkila)
Tamilகுயில்  (Kuyil)
Kannadaಕೋಗಿಲೆ  (Kōgile)
Marathiकोकिळ  (Kōkiḷa)
Cuckoo Video & Sound

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Coucal Bird in the garden Video

Common Cuckoo Call Video

Cuckoo and its Chicks Video

Cuckoo Talking Points
  • The cuckoo family includes the common Cuckoo, Roadrunners, Koels, Malkohas, Couas, Coucals and Anis.
  • The cuckoos feed on insects, insect larvae, animals and fruit.
  • Some species like koels are “brood parasites” who lay their eggs in the nests of other birds.
  • Most species live in trees, but few are ground-dwelling also.
  • Cuckoo calls resembles whistles, flutes or hiccups.

2. Dove

Dove
Rock Dove / Rock / Common Pigeon
Common Ground-Dove
Mourning Dove
White-tipped Dove
Dove in Indian Languages
Hindiकबूतर  (Kabootar)
Bengaliপায়রা  (Pāẏarā)
Tamilபுறா  (Puṟā)
Kannadaಪಾರಿವಾಳ  (Pārivāḷa)
Marathiकबूतर  (Kabūtara)
Dove Video & Sound

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Mourning Dove Call Video

White Dove Dancing Video

Doves Cooing Video

Dove Talking Points 
  • Dove and Pigeon belong to one bird family. Usually the smaller species of the family is called “dove” and the larger ones are referred to as “pigeon”.
  • They primarily feed on seeds, fruits and plants.
  • Doves and pigeons build flimsy nests using sticks and other debris on trees, ledges or the ground.
  • Baby of a dove and pigeon is called a “squab”.
  • Pigeons were used for thousands of years to carry written messages. White doves are also commonly used in magic acts.

3. Duck

Mallard Duck

American Pekin

Indian Spot-Billed Duck

Rosy Shelduck

Northern Pintail

Eurasian Teal

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Duck in Indian Languages
Hindiबत्तख  (Battakh)
Bengaliহাঁস পাখি  (Hām̐sa pākhi)
Tamilவாத்து  (Vāttu)
Kannadaಬಾತುಕೋಳಿ  (Bātukōḷi)
Marathiबदक  (Badaka)
Duck Video & Sound

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Duck Sounds Video

White Duck in the Lake Video

Mandarin Duck Video 

Duck Talking Points 
  • Duck is the common name for a family of birds which also includes swans and geese.
  • Ducks are mostly aquatic birds living in both freshwater and seawater.
  • A male duck is called a “drake”, a female duck a “hen” and a baby duck a “duckling”.
  • Ducks are omnivores. They feed on aquatic plants, small fish, insects, worms, grubs and more.
  • Ducks are social. They live in groups called “rafts” or “teams”.
  • Ducks are farmed for their meat, eggs and feathers.
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4. Crow

House Crow
Common Raven
Fish Crow
Pied Crow
Rook
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Crow in Indian Languages
Hindiकौआ  (Kaua)
Bengaliকাক  (Kāka)
Tamilகாகம்  (Kākam)
Kannadaಕಾಗೆ  (Kāge)
Marathiकावळा  (Kāvaḷā)
Crow Video and Sound

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Raven & Crow -Difference (Video)

Raven Video

Raven Talking Video

Crow Talking Points 
  • Crow is the common name for a family of birds which includes more than 35 different species like jungle crows, ravens, rooks and jackdaws.
  • Crows are considered to be among the “world’s most intelligent birds”.
  • Group of crows is called a “flock”. Baby crow is called “rookery”.
  • Crows are omnivorous in nature and their diet includes fruits, mice, frogs, carrion, etc.
  • Crow says “Kaw Kaw”.

5. Parrot

Indian Parrot

Small Parakeets
Small Cockatoos
Lories & Lorikeets
Macaws
Cockatiels
Parrot in Indian Languages
Hindiतोता  (Tota)
Bengaliতোতাপাখি  (Tōtāpākhi)
Tamilகிளி  (Kiḷi)
Kannadaಗಿಳಿ  (Giḷi)
Marathiपोपट  (Pōpaṭa)
Parrot Video and Sound

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Beautiful Cockatoo Video

Parrots Unusual Eating Habit Video

Macaw Dancing Video

Parrot Talking Points
  • Parrot is the common name for a family of birds which includes more than 393 different species.
  • Parrots diets includes seeds, nuts, fruit, buds and other plant material.
  • Parrots nest in tree hollows and lay white eggs.
  • Parrots are very amusing, intelligent and affectionate birds. Some species are known for imitating human voices and so are popular pets.

6. Kingfisher

Common Kingfisher

Paradise Kingfisher

Yellow-billed Kingfisher

Giant Kingfisher

Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher

Kingfisher in Indian Languages
Hindiरामचिरैया  (Ramchiraya)
Bengaliমাছরাঙ্গা  (Mācharāṅgā)
Tamilமீன்கொத்தி  (Mīṉkotti)
Kannadaಕಿಂಗ್‌ಫಿಶರ್  (Kiṅg‌phiśar)
Marathiकिंगफिशर  (Kiṅgaphiśara)
Kingfisher Video

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Beautiful Kingfisher Video

Common Kingfisher catching fish Video

Kingfisher Video

Kingfisher Talking Points
  • Kingfisher is the common name for a family of small to medium-sized brightly colored birds which includes more than 114 different species.
  • All kingfishers have large heads, long, sharp and pointed beaks, short legs and stubby tails.
  • Kingfisher nest in cavities, tunnels dug into the natural or artificial banks in the ground.
  • Kingfisher has sharp eyesight and is famous for hunting and eating fish.
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7. Sparrow

Home Sparrow

Dark-Eyed Junco

Black-throated Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
White-throat Sparrow
Sparrow in Indian Languages
Hindiगौरैया  (Gauraiya)
Bengaliচড়ুই  (Caṛui)
Tamilசிட்டுக் குருவி  (Cittuk kuruvi)
Kannadaಗುಬ್ಬಚ್ಚಿ  (Gubbacci)
Marathiचिमणी  (Cimaṇī)
Sparrow Video & Sound

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House Sparrow Video

Baby Sparrow Chirping Video

Sparrow Video in Hindi

Sparrow Talking Points 
  • Sparrows are a family of small birds with short tails, stubby and powerful beaks and covered with brown, black and white feathers.
  • They are primarily seed-eaters though they also consume sm,all insects.
  • Sparrows prefers to nest in man made structures like buildings, roofs and the house.
  • Sparrow takes frequent dust baths. It throws soil and dust over its body feathers, just as if it were bathing with water.
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8. Robin

European Robin

American Robin
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Robin in Indian Languages
Hindiरोबिन चिड़िया  (Robin chidiya)
Bengaliশিংবিল পাখি  (Śimbila pākhi)
Tamilராபின்பறவை  (Rāpiṉ paṟavai)
Kannadaರಾಬಿನ್ಹಕ್ಕಿ  (Rābin hakki)
Marathiरॉबिनपक्षी  (Rŏbina pakṣī)
Robin Video and Sound

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Robin Singing Video

Robin Calling Video

American Robin Singing Video

Robin Talking Points
  • There are two types of Robin birds: 1. American Robin & 2. European Robin.
  • American Robin is a songbird which produces a diverse and elaborate bird song. It is migratory bird.
  • European Robin is a small songbird with an orange breast and face lined with grey, brown upper-parts and a whitish belly. It is sedentary bird.
  • Robin diet consists of invertebrates (such as beetle grubs, earthworms, and caterpillars), fruits and berries.
  • Their nest is most commonly located above the ground in a dense bush or in a fork between two tree branches.
  • Robin is among the earliest birds to sing at dawn.

9. Hummingbird

Magnificent Hummingbird
Anna’s Hummingbird
Violet-crowned Hummingbird
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Hummingbird  in Indian Languages
Hindiगुंजन पक्षी  (Gunjan pakshee)
Bengaliখঁজনা  (Kham̐janā)
Tamilஓசனிச்சிட்டு  (Ōcaṉicciṭṭu)
Kannadaಹಮ್ಮಿಂಗ್ಬರ್ಡ್  (Hammiṅgbarḍ)
Marathiहमिंगबर्ड  (Hamiṅgabarḍa)
Hummingbird Video and Sound

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Beautiful Hummingbird Video

Hummingbird Battleground Video

Hummingbird Facts Video

Hummingbird Talking Points 
  • Hummingbirds are among the smallest of birds. They produce humming sound by beating their wings, which flap at high frequencies audible to humans.
  • Hummingbird nests are small, usually hidden away in the fork of a branch along a thin twig or buried deep inside a protective bush.
  • Hummingbird is the only bird which can fly backwards because of their ability to move their wings in a figure-of-eight pattern.
  • Hummingbird eats nectar, small insects, spiders and sips tree sap or juice from broken fruits.

10. Myna

Common Myna

Jungle Myna
Common Hill Myna
Golden-faced Mynah
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Myna in India Languages
Hindiमैना  (Maina)
Bengaliমাইনা  (Māinā)
Tamilமைனா  (Maiṉā)
Kannadaಮೈನಾ  (Mainā)
Marathiमायना  (Māyanā)
Myna Sound Video

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Common Myna Video

Jungle Myna Video

Hill Myna Video

Myna Talking Points 
  • Myna can be identified by the brown body, black hooded head and the bare yellow patch behind the eye. Beak and legs are bright yellow.
  • Myna builds their nest in holes of a tree or building walls.
  • Mynas are popular pets as cage birds for their singing and speaking abilities.
  • Myna is omnivorous and feeds on insects, reptiles, small mammals, seeds, grain and fruits etc.
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11. Peacock

Blue Peacock
Green Peacock
White Peacock
Congo Peacock
Peacock in Indian Languages
Hindiमोर  (Mor)
Bengalময়ুর  (Maẏura)
Tamilமயில்  (Mayil)
Kannadaನವಿಲು  (Navilu)
Marathi मोर  (Mōra)
Peacock Sound Video

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Indian Peacock dance Video

Beautiful Peacock Video

White Peacock dance Video

Peacock Talking Points 
  • Peacock is from peafowl family and it represents male peafowl. Female peafowl is called as “peahens”.
  • Peacock is an ornamental bird having very distinctive tail feathers called as “coverts”.
  • Peacocks are forest birds that nest on the ground.
  • Peacocks are omnivores and eat mostly plant parts, flower petals, seed heads, insects, reptiles and amphibians.
  • Peacock is the national bird of India.

12. Flamingo

American Flamingo
Greater Flamingo
Chilean Flamingo
Flamingo in Indian Languages
Hindiराजहंस  (Raajahans)
Bengaliফ্লেমিংগো পাখি  (Phlēmiṅgō pākhi)
Tamilஃபிளமிங்கோ பறவை  (Ḥpiḷamiṅkō paṟavai)
Kannadaಫ್ಲೆಮಿಂಗೊ ​​ಹಕ್ಕಿ  (Phlemiṅgo ​​hakki)
Marathiफ्लेमिंगो पक्षी  (Phlēmiṅgō pakṣī)
Flamingo Video & Sound

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Flamingo dance Video

Carribean Flamingo Video

Flamingos of Bogoria

Flamingo Talking Points 
  • Flamingo is a long-legged, long-necked, brightly colored pink wading bird with large wings, short tail and thick down-turned beak.
  • Flamingos usually stand on one leg while the other is tucked beneath their bodies.
  • Flamingos are omnivores birds which feed on brine shrimp and blue-green algae as well as insect larvae, small insects etc.
  • Flamingos are very social birds. They live in colonies whose population can number in the thousands.
  • Their nest is a truncated cone of muddy clay piled up a few inches in a shallow lagoon.

13. Swan

Mute Swan
Trumpeter Swan
Black Swan
Swan in Indian Languages
Hindiहंस  (Hans)
Bengaliরাজহাঁস  (Rājahām̐sa)
Tamilஅன்னம்  (Aṉṉam)
Kannadaಹಂಸ  (Hansa)
Marathiहंस  (Hansa)
Swan Sound Video 

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Black Swan Video

Mute Swan dance Video

Baby Swan Walking Video

Swan Talking Points
  • Swan is a a large swimming-bird with long curved necks.
  • Male swans are called “cobs” and females are known as “pens”. A group of swans are generally called a “flock”. A baby swan is called a “cygnet”.
  • Swans are almost entirely herbivorous, although they may eat small amounts of aquatic animals. In waters, their diet is composed of the roots, tubers, stems and leaves of aquatic and submerged plants.
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14. Owl

Eurasian Eagle-Owl
Indian Eagle Owl
Snowy Owl
Short-eared Owl
Great-Horned Owl
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Owl in Indian Languages
Hindiउल्लू  (Ulloo)
Bengaliপেঁচা  (Pēm̐cā)
Tamilஆந்தை  (Āntai)
Kannadaಗೂಬೆ  (Gūbe)
Marathiघुबड  (Ghubaḍa)
Owl Video & Sound

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White Owl Video

Owl Info Video

Great Horned Owl

Owl Talking Points
  • Owls species are mostly solitary and nocturnal birds typified by an upright stance, large and broad head, binocular vision, binaural hearing, sharp talons and feathers adapted for silent flight.
  • Owls have 270 degrees of rotation in their necks.
  • Most owls build nests in natural cavities,  in trees or cliffs or in woodpecker holes. Some of the larger owls utilize old hawk or crow nests.
  • Owls are difficult to sight mainly because of their camouflage abilities, daytime immobility, and silent flight.

15. Eagle

Bald Eagle
Indian Spotted Eagle
Golden Eagle
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Eagle in Indian Languages
Hindiचील  (Cheel)
Bengaliগল  (Gala)
Tamilகழுகு  (Kaḻuku)
Kannadaಹದ್ದು  (Haddu)
Marathiगरुड  (Garuḍa)
Eagle Video & Sound

Eagle Talking Points
  • Eagles are large and powerfully built birds of prey with heavy heads and beaks.
  • Eagle eyes are extremely powerful.
  • Eagles normally build their nests in tall trees or on high cliffs.
  • Eagles are considered the “King of Birds”.

16. Penguin

Gentoo Penguin
Adelie Penguin
Galápagos Penguin
Emperor Penguin
Penguin in Indian Languages
Hindiपेंगुइन  (Penguin)
Bengaliপেংগুইন  (Pēṅguina)
Tamilபெங்குயின்  (Peṅkuyiṉ)
Kannadaಪೆಂಗ್ವಿನ್  (Peṅgvin)
Marathiपेंग्विन  (Pēṅgvina)
Penguin Video & Sound

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Penguins Video

Emperor Penguins Video

Penguin Family Video

Penguin Talking Points
  • Penguins are a group of aquatic flightless birds, counter shaded for camouflage-they have black backs and wings with white fronts.
  • Most penguins feed on krill, fish, squid and other forms of sea life which they catch while swimming underwater.
  • Penguins spend roughly half of their lives on land and the other half in the sea.
  • Their wings have evolved to become flippers, useless for flight in the air.

17. Rooster

Common Rooster
White-Leghorn Rooster
Plymouth Rock Rooster
Black-Australorp Rooster
Rooster in Indian Languages
Hindiमुरग़ा  (Muraga)
Bengaliগৃহপালিত মোরগ  (Gr̥hapālita mōraga)
Tamilசேவல்  (Cēval)
Kannadaಹುಂಜ  (Hun̄ja)
Marathiमुर्गा  (Murgā)
Rooster Video & Sound

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Rooster Crowing Video

Rooster Family with Chicks Video

Rooster Fight Video

Rooster Talking Points
  • Adult male chickens are called “cocks” or “roosters” and adult females chickens as “hens”.
  • They are known for their fleshy combs, lobed wattles hanging below the beak and high-arched tails.
  • Roosters are often portrayed as crowing at the break of dawn (“cock-a-doodle-doo”).
  • Roosters are Omnivore. They peck at worms, fruit, grain, seeds, insects, snails, acorns, slugs and similar foods.

18. Hornbill

Great Indian Hornbill 
Knobbed Hornbill
Rufous Hornbill
Oriental Pied-Hornbill
Hornbill in Indian Languages
Hindiसींग का बना पक्षी  (Seeng ka bana pakshee)
Bengaliশিংবিল পাখি  (Śimbila pākhi)
Tamilஹார்ன்பில் பறவை  (Hārṉpil paṟavai)
Kannadaಹಾರ್ನ್ಬಿಲ್ ಹಕ್ಕಿ  (Hārnbil hakki)
Marathiहॉर्नबिल पक्षी  (Hŏrnabila pakṣī)
Hornbill Video & Sound

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Great Indian Hornbill Video

Hornbill Feeding Video

Hornbill Video

Hornbill Talking Point
  • Hornbills are typically large-headed, with thin necks, broad wings and long tails. The plumage is brown or black, usually with bold white markings.
  • They are characterized by a long, down-curved beak which is brightly colored.
  • Hornbills are omnivorous birds, eating fruit, insects and small animals.
  • Hornbills possess binocular vision.
  • Hornbills nest in cavities, usually in large trees.
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19. Crane

Sandhill Crane
Indian Sarus Crane 
Black Crowned Crane
Siberian Crane
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Crane in Indian Languages
Hindiसारस  (Saaras)
Bengaliবক  (Vaka)
Tamilகொக்கு  (Kokku)
Kannadaಕ್ರೇನ್ ಹಕ್ಕಿ  (Krēn hakki)
Marathiबगळा  (Bagula)
Crane Video & Sound

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Common Crane Dancing Video

Cranes in the Springtime Video

Sandhill Crane Calling Video

Crane Talking Point
  • Cranes are large, long-legged and long-necked wading birds often considered the world’s tallest flying birds.
  • Being omnivores, they eat a range of items from small rodents, fish, amphibians and insects to grains and berries.
  • Cranes construct platform nests in shallow water.
  • The male and female cranes dance and call together in an elaborate display that can include leaping high in the air with outstretched wings, tossing sticks or grass, flapping the wings, pumping the head, and bowing.

20. Ostrich

Common Ostrich
Red-necked Ostrich
Masai Ostrich
Ostrich in Indian Languages
Hindiशुतुरमुर्ग  (Shuturamurg)
Bengaliগল  (Gala)
Tamilதீக்கோழி  (Tīkkōḻi)
Kannadaಉಷ್ಟ್ರಪಕ್ಷಿ  (Uṣṭrapakṣi)
Marathiशुतुरमुर्ग  (Śuturamurga)
Ostrich Video & Sound

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Ostrich Egg Video

Ostrich Video

Ostrich Sound Video

Ostrich Talking Points
  • Ostrich is the largest living species of bird and lays the largest eggs of any living bird.
  • Ostriches live mainly on vegetation but also take some animal food, mainly insects. They can go without water for long periods.
  • Ostrich is also the heaviest, flightless bird that can never take to the skies; instead, it’s built to run. Its long, thick, and powerful legs can cover great distances without much effort.
  • Ostrich is farmed around the world, particularly for its feathers, which are decorative and are also used as feather dusters.

21. Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker
Golden-backed woodpecker
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Woodpecker Video & Sound

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Woodpecker Info Video

Indian Woodpecker Video

Great Spotted Woodpecker Video

Woodpecker Talking Points
  • Woodpeckers have strong beaks for drilling and drumming on trees. They also have long sticky tongues for extracting food (insects and larvae).
  • In addition to their strong claws and feet, woodpeckers have short, strong legs.
  • They mostly nest and roost in holes that they excavate in tree trunks.
  • Most woodpeckers eat insects, but some also feed on fruits and berries.

22. Turkey

Female wild Turkey
White Turkey
Turkey Video & Sound

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Funny Turkey Video

Turkey and the baby Video

Turkey Sound Video

Turkey Talking Points
  • The distinguishing features of the common turkey are a long red fleshy ornament (called a snood) that grows from the forehead over the beak, a fleshy wattle growing from the throat, a tuft of coarse, black, hairlike feathers (known as a beard) projecting from the breast, and prominent leg spurs.
  • The wild turkey prefers woodlands near water. It eats seeds, insects, and an occasional frog or lizard.
  • Male turkeys are called “gobblers”, while female turkey are called “hens” and baby turkeys are called “poults”.
  • A turkey’s gender can be determined from its droppings–males produce spiral-shaped poop and female’s poop is shaped like the letter J.
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