Learning the Types of Birds in Arabic is Really Worth the Whistle

An Arab proverb says: “A bird in the hand is better than ten birds in a tree.”, In today’s post, we’ve got 24 words for birds in Arabic.

Learning the Types of Birds in Arabic is Really Worth the Whistle

While traveling through the countries of the Middle East, you’ll notice that Arabs really have a love for birds.  Outside many shops, for example, you’ll often find a birdcage with a canary singing in it. (By the way, the name of the small bird in Arabic is nearly the same as it is in English – کناری or kanary.)

What’s more, you also might find that some people keep parrots that speak better Arabic than you! Don’t be jealous, however, because after reading this blog post about bird’s names in Arabic,  you just might be able to carry on a conversation with a ببغاء / babagha’ (or “parrot” in English) all by yourself.


The Names of Birds in Arabic



Ever wonder what the name of a robin is in Arabic? Maybe you need to know how to say eagle in Arabic. Whatever the case, we’ve got you covered with our list of Arabic bird words:

EnglishTransliterationArabic
chickkatkootكتكوت
crowghorabغراب
dovehamamaحمامة
duckbattahبطة
eaglenesrنسر
falconsakrصقر
finchhassunحسون
goosewazzahوزة
hawksaqrصقر
hendajajahدجاجة
hoopoehodhodهدهد
nightingale3andleebعندليب
ostrichna3amahنعامه
owlbumahبومه
partridgehajalحجل
peacocktawousطاووس
penguinbatreeqبطريق
pheasantaltadarujالتدرج
quailalssamanالسمان
robinabu alhanأبو الحن
sparrow3osfurعصفور
swallowalsonunuالسنونو
swanbaja3ahبجعه
turkeyal-dik alrumiالدیک الرومی


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