Birds in Spanish

The topic of birds in Spanish is a useful one if you want to expand your Spanish vocabulary. Building a mental database of vocabulary is very important if you want to become fluent in a language.

Some of this bird vocabulary you will actually come across surprisingly often, and other bird words perhaps not so much. Knowing these words however, expands your grasp of the language and familiarizes you with its patterns and cadences. If you want to know what a certain bird is, you can ask “what is that?¿Qué es eso?. If you are answering the question, it is a simple matter of saying, “It’s a _____Es un _____.

Talking about Birds in Spanish

Let's get started with the word for bird!

Pájaro

Bird

And here are some examples of how to talk about different types of bird in Spanish!

Búho

Owl

Pato

Duck

Pollo

Chicken

Loro

Parrot

Pingüino

Penguin

Pavo Real

Peacock

Águila

Eagle

Kiwi

Kiwi

Gorrión

Sparrow

Albatros

Albatross

Cigüeña

Stork

Pelícanos

Pelicans

Buitre

Vulture

Halcón

Falcon/Hawk

Urraca

Magpie

Did you notice that the English word “vulture” begins with a “v” and the Spanish word “buitre” begins with a “b”? In English there is a distinct difference between the two letters, but in Spanish the difference is very subtle and Spanish speakers often have difficulty distinguishing between the “b” and “v” sounds.

If you want more on Spanish words then check these out!


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