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3 and 4 Letter Birds

Name all the birds whose common English names are three or four letters long.
Doesn't include extinct animals
Doesn't include words that refer only to baby, male or female individuals
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First submittedOctober 3, 2013
Last updatedDecember 14, 2013
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Bird
Ani
Auk
Chat
Coot
Coua
Crow
Dove
Duck
Bird
Emu
Erne
Guan
Gull
Hawk
Ibis
Inca
Iora
Bird
Jay
Lory
Kaka
Kagu
Kea
Kite
Kiwi
Knot
Bird
Koel
L'iwi
Lark
Loon
Myna
Nene
Owl
Rail
Bird
Rhea
Rook
Ruff
Shag
Skua
Smew
Sora
Swan
Bird
Teal
Tern
Tit
Tui
Wren
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level 84
Oct 3, 2013
Loon?
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level ∞
Oct 4, 2013
Added. Thanks!
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level 51
Oct 19, 2013
Coot?
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level 46
Dec 1, 2013
Seconded on including the coot
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level 83
Dec 1, 2013
No! They've got cooties!
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level 77
Dec 13, 2013
Why do humans hate birds so much and give them all these demeaning names? Coot.. Booby.. Tit.. Dodo.. when will it stop?
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level 83
Dec 13, 2013
To be fair (at least to the humans that named them), I'm pretty sure the names of the birds predated the derisive usage of those words for other purposes.
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level 77
Dec 13, 2013
not in all cases. Look up the etymology of the Blue-Footed Booby and the Dodo for starters. Not sure about the others.
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level 77
Dec 13, 2013
I got 13. How much do you owe me?

and I didn't even get Tit (40% guessed- is that a real thing? Do they hang out with blue-footed boobies?), Tern, Loon or Auk... but I got Ibis, Lark and Kiwi.
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level 51
Dec 13, 2013
They are very real and absolutely adorable. According to wiki, the use of the word "tit" has to do with these birds being very small - nothing to do with boobs.
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level 75
May 3, 2019
Nothing to do with boobs, or breasts for that matter. For those of you with a sophisticated sense of humour, you will probably enjoy the fact that there is a variety called the 'bushtit.' It is impossibly tiny and just as adorable as all the other kinds of tit. Its beak is about the size of a rice grain. The bushtit is very social, living in groups of 10 or more birds, and peeps constantly to its friends as it flits happily around trees and shrubs, blissfully unaware of the snickers its name inspires.
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level 76
Oct 9, 2016
There are a lot of different species of tit, at least in Europe.
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level 61
Jan 16, 2017
I'll bet.
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level 68
Dec 13, 2013
Got ani and nene thanks to their inclusion in many crossword puzzles.
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level 64
Dec 13, 2013
Coot, Lory and Guan need to be added.
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level 20
Dec 13, 2013
23/40. not too hard
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level 22
Dec 13, 2013
Hen should be accepted, should it not?
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level 50
Dec 14, 2013
What about Erne?
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level ∞
Dec 14, 2013
Added Coot, Erne, Guan, Lory, and Kaka.
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level 71
Dec 14, 2013
Pretty happy with 11. Got Ibis, Erne & Teal. Missed Emu, & Swan.
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level 33
Jan 17, 2014
Lyre?
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level 72
Apr 17, 2014
Weka should be accepted. Common as dirt in NZ
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level 72
Apr 17, 2014
Also L'iwi should say I'iwi - Hawaiian bird.
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level 63
May 18, 2014
Java?
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level 82
May 30, 2014
How can I forget all about the common ones? Duck, swan, owl, hawk? And I get those weird flightless birds faaaaar away from here.. :)
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level 68
Oct 31, 2014
Hen, moa
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level 75
May 3, 2019
Hen is only for female chickens, and moas are extinct. As well as the scary giant eagles that used to eat them.
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level 59
Jan 3, 2015
Yeah .... I agree with others b4 me ... how about "Hen"? thanks
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level 49
Sep 27, 2015
can't believe i missed hawk, kiwi and swan. good one - stimulating, challenging and i learned a lot of new ones reading the final answers. i obviously don't know my birds! :) :)
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level 33
Oct 4, 2015
Why is moa not working!!1
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level ∞
Oct 4, 2015
Extinct
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level 61
Jul 15, 2019
He couldnt get a job..
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level 79
Aug 18, 2016
Hen is the female, which in the description says are not included young, female, male.
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level 69
Sep 1, 2016
Ah, not many quizzes you can get 33% and beat 90% of quiz takers. Somewhat annoyed I forgot owl though.
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level 35
Oct 9, 2016
I don't understand why Weka is not on here, yet you have Tui, Kaka, Kiwi and Kea
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level 75
Dec 1, 2016
Needs weka, there are more of those in New Zealand than kaka, kea or kiwi.
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level 67
Dec 10, 2017
Cock? Hen?
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level 73
Jan 10, 2018
Chickens...
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level 73
May 31, 2019
And genders of other birds as well -- peacock / peahen, etc
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level 65
Dec 27, 2017
I believe there is no reason "bird" should not be accepted.
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level 75
May 3, 2019
Yeah, that was the first one I guessed :)
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level 73
Jan 10, 2018
Cher? :-P
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level 65
Mar 28, 2018
Fowl?
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level 20
Jul 30, 2018
This was tougher than I thought. I can't believe I missed lark and dove, but I got ibis and kiwi. With more time I could have thought of a few more, but I have to admit I've never heard of many of these.
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level 26
Sep 8, 2018
Bat?
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level 53
Jan 14, 2019
That's a lizard
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level 75
May 3, 2019
No, it's a poodle. You can tell by the legs.
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level 73
May 31, 2019
The lizard legs?
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level 24
Jun 2, 2019
the average score is 9? i got 42...
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level 61
Jul 15, 2019
ara? the parrot>?
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level 76
Jul 22, 2019
tody and arguably gyr to be added