From Oriole to osprey and Oropendola to Owls, below is a list of birds from all over the world that have one major thing in common. They all have names that start with the letter O.
Take a look at our comprehensive list of birds and descriptions of all these awesome creatures that begin with O.
The Baltimore oriole is a small icterid blackbird that lives and breeds in the eastern part of North America. It got its name because the male’s colours looked like those on the coat of arms of Lord Baltimore in the 1600s.
The epaulette oriole is a type of bird from the Icteridae family. The moriche oriole used to be thought of as a separate species, but now it is considered a subspecies.
The Eurasian golden oriole, which is also known as the golden oriole, is the only bird in the Old World oriole family that breeds in temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. It migrates from Europe and the Palearctic to central and southern Africa for the winter.
The black-and-yellow oriole is a pretty bird that lives mostly in pine-oak forests in the highlands. Can also be found in the lowlands of the Yucatan Peninsula, which are humid and tropical. Usually in flowering trees with other oriole species. The head and body of both sexes are yellow, with a small black mask and throat patch, black wings, and a black tail. Bill is clear and direct.
The chestnut-headed oropendola is a New World tropical icterid bird. The scientific name of the species commemorates Johann Georg Wagler, who established Psarocolius, the oropendola genus.
The crested oropendola is a New World tropical icterid bird that is also called the cornbird or the Suriname crested oropendola. It lives and breeds on Trinidad and Tobago and in the lowlands of South America east of the Andes, from Panama and Colombia south to northern Argentina.
The rusty-backed oropendola is a type of bird from the Icteridae family. It lives in wooded areas in the highlands of the northern and central Andes, the Venezuelan Coastal Range, and the lowlands of the western Amazon.
The osprey, also known as the sea hawk, river hawk, and fish hawk, is a bird of prey that hunts during the day and eats fish. It lives all over the world. It is a big bird of prey that is more than 60 cm long and has wings that are 180 cm wide. Its back and wings are brown, but its head and underside are mostly grey.
The Ostrich (Struthio camelus – meaning ‘camel-like’) is the world’s largest flightless bird which is native to the savannas and grasslands of South Africa. It has also been introduced to Australia.
Male ring ouzels are particularly noticeable with their black plumage with a pale wing panel and bright white breast band. They are slightly smaller and thinner than a blackbird.
The burrowing owl, sometimes known as the Shoco, is a tiny, long-legged owl that can be found in North and South America’s open areas. Any open, dry environment with sparse vegetation, including grasslands, rangelands, agricultural areas, and deserts, is where you can find burrowing owls.
Owl, Great Grey
The great grey owl is a very large owl and is said to be the longest owl species in the entire world. The only species of Strix to be found in both the Eastern and Western Hemispheres, it is widespread throughout the Northern Hemisphere.
The little owl, also called the owl of Athena or the owl of Minerva, is a bird that lives mostly in temperate and tropical regions of North Africa, Europe, and the Palearctic region east of Korea. It arrived in Britain around the end of the 19th century and in New Zealand’s South Island at the beginning of the 20th.
From Mexico through Brazil and Argentina, the mottled owl is a medium-sized owl that can be found in Central and South America. Vertical bars can be seen on the chest and throat, and the underparts are pale with brown splotches on the head and back. The skull is spherical, the eyes are dark, and there are no ear tufts on them.
Large tropical owls are native to the Neotropics, including the spectacled owl. It is a resident breeder in woods ranging from southern Mexico and Trinidad to southern Brazil, Paraguay, and western Argentina in the south. Six different subspecies exist.
The tawny owl has seven known subspecies and is frequently seen in woods from western Siberia to Europe. It is a stocky, medium-sized owl with a grey or brown upper body and whitish underparts with dark streaks.
Owl, Verreaux’s Eagle
The milky eagle owl, sometimes known as the huge eagle owl or Verreaux’s eagle-owl, is a member of the Strigidae family. Sub-Saharan Africa is home to a large population of this species. It belongs to the Bubo genus and is the largest African owl, reaching a maximum length of 66 cm.
The red-billed oxpecker is a passerine bird that belongs to the Buphagidae family of oxpeckers. It is indigenous to the sub-Saharan savannah, which extends from the Central African Republic in the east to South Sudan in the south, and from northern and eastern South Africa in the north. Its range stretches into the territory of the less common yellow-billed oxpecker.
The American oystercatcher, also known as the American pied oystercatcher, belongs to the Haematopodidae family. Originally called the “sea pie”, it was renamed in 1731 when naturalist Mark Catesby observed the bird eating oysters.
The blackish oystercatcher is species of wading bird belonging to the oystercatcher family Haematopodidae. It is found in Uruguay and can be seen in Argentina, Chile, the Falkland Islands, Peru, and Argentina.
A wader of the oystercatcher bird family Haematopodidae, the Eurasian oystercatcher is also referred to as the common pied oystercatcher, the palaearctic oystercatcher, or simply the oystercatcher.
One type of wader found in the family Haematopodidae is the Magellanic oystercatcher. In environments like freshwater lakes and sandy shorelines, it can be found in Argentina, Chile, and the Falkland Islands.
A species of wader found in the family Haematopodidae is the varied oystercatcher. It only lives in New Zealand. Torea-pango is the name in Maori. They are additionally called “red bills.”