Bird Vocabulary - N-O
Defines the term “nail” as part of a bird’s bill.
Defines the term "nape" as part of a bird's anatomy, with tips for using the nape for bird identification.
Defines the term "nectar" in terms of a bird's diet, including tips for making nectar to feed hummingbirds, orioles and similar birds and how to attract nectar-eating birds to your backyard.
Defines the term "nectivorous" as a type of bird's diet, including examples of nectivorous birds and how to attract nectivores to your backyard.
Defines the term "nemesis bird" as it relates to birding and life lists.
Defines the term "neotropical migrant" as it relates to bird ranges and migration, including examples of neotropical migratory birds and what is necessary for their conservation.
Defines the term "nestling."
Defines the term "nocturnal" with examples of nocturnal birds.
Defines the term "nomadic" as a type of bird behavior, with reasons why birds may be nomadic and examples of nomadic bird species.
The six species of guineafowl make up the bird family Numididae, but what characteristics do they share and where can they be found?
Birds in the "Odontophoridae" family can be hard to see, but if you know what these birds are, you might be surprised at which ones are already on your life list. Includes common characteristics of all Odontophorids.
Defines the term "omnivorous" as it relates to a bird's diet, with examples of omnivorous birds and what they eat.
Defines the term "ophiophagous" as a type of carnivorous diet, including examples of ophiophagous birds.
Defines the terms "ornithology" and "ornithologists."
Defines the term “osprey” as a bird of prey.
Defines the term "overwinter" as it applies to birds.
Defines the term “owl” as a type of bird of prey, including species examples.
Do you know what an owlet is? Learn more about baby owls and owl species that use owlet in their name.
Defines the term “oystercatcher” as a bird family, including examples of oystercatcher species.