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How many birds can you name with bird in the name?
« on: June 01, 2020, 03:43:43 pm »
Like blackbird for instance.

Worldwide birds are allowed.

We came up with 5 but there must be more.

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Re: How many birds can you name with bird in the name?
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2020, 03:48:02 pm »
Humming bird, Weaver bird, Bell bird - but these are all two-word names, whereas blackbird is one word.  How strict do you want to be?

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Re: How many birds can you name with bird in the name?
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2020, 03:49:19 pm »
Secretary Bird
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Re: How many birds can you name with bird in the name?
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2020, 03:59:02 pm »
Bluebird, Frigate Bird, Butcher Bird, Bird of Paradise
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Re: How many birds can you name with bird in the name?
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2020, 04:13:34 pm »
Bowerbird.

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Re: How many birds can you name with bird in the name?
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2020, 04:14:21 pm »
Most of these are families of birds rather than individual species.

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Re: How many birds can you name with bird in the name?
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2020, 04:18:44 pm »
Ladybird.

That's my olive green waistcoat with the binoculars and notebook in the oversized pockets.
Let's go for a ride to the Old Sawmill, Valentina, Buzz and you.

Re: How many birds can you name with bird in the name?
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2020, 04:21:31 pm »
Robin

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How many birds can you name with bird in the name?
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2020, 04:30:01 pm »
John
Harold, aka Dickie
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Baby
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Re: How many birds can you name with bird in the name?
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2020, 04:38:01 pm »
fboab.
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Re: How many birds can you name with bird in the name?
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2020, 05:15:26 pm »
Adding some of these to our list gets us to 10.

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Re: How many birds can you name with bird in the name?
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2020, 05:23:04 pm »
Secretary Bird

In fact Secretarybird is what it appears to be called.
If you don't like your democracy, vote against it.

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Re: How many birds can you name with bird in the name?
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2020, 05:39:56 pm »

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Re: How many birds can you name with bird in the name?
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2020, 05:43:22 pm »
Firebird, Thunderbird.
There's no vibrations, but wait.

Re: How many birds can you name with bird in the name?
« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2020, 05:58:05 pm »
Red-billed Tropicbird
Red-tailed Tropicbird
White-tailed Tropicbird
Oilbird
White-bellied Go-away-bird
Brown-faced Go-away-bird
Black-faced Go-away-bird
Grey Go-away-bird
Surfbird
Speckled Mousebird    
White-headed Mousebird
Red-backed Mousebird
White-backed Mousebird
Blue-naped Mousebird
Red-faced Mousebird
Oriental Dollarbird

About 50 tyoes of hummingbird and the same for puffbirds and a host of others.

Just do a search on "bird" against the complete list of birds like this:

http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/results?thrlev1=&thrlev2=&kw=&fam=0&gen=0&spc=&cmn=bird&reg=0&cty=0
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: How many birds can you name with bird in the name?
« Reply #15 on: June 01, 2020, 07:31:30 pm »
Big Bird.
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Re: How many birds can you name with bird in the name?
« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2020, 07:33:09 pm »
Lady Bird Johnson.
If you don't like your democracy, vote against it.

Re: How many birds can you name with bird in the name?
« Reply #17 on: June 02, 2020, 10:52:34 am »
Big Bird from Sesame Street
And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

Re: How many birds can you name with bird in the name?
« Reply #18 on: June 02, 2020, 11:02:50 am »
Lyre bird

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Re: How many birds can you name with bird in the name?
« Reply #20 on: June 02, 2020, 01:10:04 pm »
Lady Bird Johnson.

Jaded wins!  :thumbsup:
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

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