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Bird Names in Punjabi for English Readers

I live in India, and I speak Hindi, Punjabi and English very well. I like to learn other languages too.

Birds are an integral part of human life. When a child starts going to school, they will definitely be taught the different bird names.

Here you will learn about the nouns used for various birds in the Punjabi language.

Bird Names in Punjabi and English

Bird Name in EnglishBird Name in Punjabi (Roman Letters)Bird Name in Punjabi (Gurumukhi Script)

Parrot

Tota

ਤੋਤਾ

Pigeon

Kabootar

ਕਬੂਤਰ

Crow

Kaa

ਕਾ

Sparrow

Chiri

ਚਿੜੀ

Peacock

Mor

ਮੋਰ

Swan

Hans

ਹੰਸ

Owl

Ulloo

ਉਲੂ

Nightingale

Koyal

ਕੋਇਲ

Duck

Batakh

ਬੱਤਖ

Cock

Kukkar

ਕੁੱਕੜ

Eagle

Ell

ਇਲ

Hawk

Baaj

ਬਾਜ਼

Quail

Batera

ਬਟੇਰਾ

Flamingo

Raajhans

ਰਾਜਹੰਸ

Partridge

Titar

ਤਿਤਰ

Ostrich

Shaturmurgh

ਸ਼ਤਰਮੁਰਗ

Vulture

Gidh

ਗਿਧ

White-Breasted Waterhen

Jalkukri

ਜਲ-ਕੂਕੜੀ

Myna

Maina

ਮੈਨਾ

Stork

Bagla

ਬਗੁਲਾ

Parrot

The parrot is called tota in Punjabi. It is written as ਤੋਤਾ in Punjabi.

Pigeon

The noun used for "pigeon" in Punjabi is kabootar. It is written as ਕਬੁੂਤਰ in Punjabi.

Crow

The crow is called kaa in Punjabi. It is written as ਕਾ in Punjabi.

Sparrow

The small, cute sparrow bird is called chiri in Punjabi. It is written as ਚਿੜੀ in Punjabi.

Peacock

The Punjabi noun for the peacock, the national bird of India, is mor. It is written as ਮੋਰ in Punjabi.

Swan

The white swan is called hans in Punjabi. It is written as ਹੰਸ in Punjabi.

Owl

The Punjabi name for "owl" is ulloo. This bird name is also used as a slang for "moron" in Punjabi. It is written as ਉਲੂ in Punjabi.

Nightingale

The Punjabi name for nightingale is koyal. It is written as ਕੋਇਲ in Punjabi.

Duck

The duck is called batakh in Punjabi. It is written as ਬੱਤਖ in Punjabi.

Cock

The Punjabi name for "cock" is kukkar. It is written as ਕੁੱਕੜ in Punjabi.

Eagle

The Punjabi name for an eagle is ell. It is written as ਇਲ in Punjabi.

Hawk

The hawk is called baaj in Punjabi. It is written as ਬਾਜ਼ in Punjabi.

Quail

The noun for "quail" in Punjabi is batera. It is written as ਬਟੇਰਾ in Punjabi.

Flamingo

The Punjabi name for the flamingo is raajhans. It is written as ਰਾਜਹੰਸ in Punjabi.

Partridge

The partridge is called titar in Punjabi. It is written as ਤਿੱਤਰ in Punjabi.

Ostrich

The ostrich is called shaturmurgh in Punjabi. It is written as ਸ਼ਤਰਮੁਰਗ in Punjabi.

Vulture

The vulture is called gidh in Punjabi. It is written as ਗਿੱਧ in Punjabi.

White-breasted waterhen

The white-breasted waterhen is called jalkukri in Punjabi. It is written as ਜਲ-ਕੂਕੜੀ in Punjabi.

Myna

The myna is called maina in Punjabi. It is written as ਮੈਨਾ in Punjabi.

Stork

The Punjabi name for "stork" is bagla. It is written as ਬਗੁਲਾ in Punjabi.

It's quiz time now!

For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.

  1. What is the name for parrot in Punjabi?
    • Tota
    • Maina
  2. What would you call a sparrow in Punjabi language?
    • Kukkar
    • Chiri
  3. What is the Punjabi name for quail?
    • Batera
    • Titar
  4. What is the Punjabi name for hawk?
    • Baaj
    • Ell
  5. The duck is called ............ in Punjabi.
    • Batakh
    • Koyal
    • Ulloo

Answer Key

  1. Tota
  2. Chiri
  3. Batera
  4. Baaj
  5. Batakh

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