Twitter Thread: Birds Named By People That Have Beef With Birds
Ever thought about how odd some bird names are? Us neither…. that is, until we read this glorious Twitter thread from @stu_bot3000, in which they detail through a significant amount of birds and expose just how ridiculous some of these bird names are. The central thesis of the thread, of course, is that whoever was tasked with giving bird species common names must have hated birds: how else do we wind up with an animal called the Sad flycatcher? Or the Go-away-bird? Someone didn't try hard enough and nobody ever thought to make up for their poor effort.
Last we checked, the Twitter user who originally wrote this thread wound up publishing a book based on the concept. If you're into birds and want to read more about all the birds clearly named by people who have beef with the winged creatures, take a look. If you're just looking for some more good bird-based memes and laughs, have at it with 37 bird-themed memes.