Different Species Of Birds That Start With L

Birds come in all different shapes and sizes, with their names stating under each letter of the alphabet. In fact, there are many birds that start with the letter L.

Different Species Of Birds That Start With L

As a result, in this article, we will be talking about some of the birds that start with the letter L.

Lemon Dove

Lemon dove

The Lemon Dove can easily blend into its environment, thanks to its cinnamon bread and gray plumage with brown to black wing and tail feathers.

A male Lemon Dove is much more noticeable due to their green and glossy neck feathers. 

These doves will spend the majority of their time on the ground looking for food. In addition to that, Lemon Doves will mate for life. 

Large Gray Babbler

Large Gray Babbler

You are more likely to see this bird in Nepal and India. These birds get their name due to their loud and prescient call. Large Gray Babblers are a plain bird with a dark face and yellow eyes.

Yet, their body is made up of gray to brown feathers. These birds spend a lot of their time in flocks on the floor looking for food. 

Lark Sparrow

Lark Sparrow

Lark Sparrows are one of the larger birds you will find in the sparrow family. These birds can be spotted in Central and western America.

They have gray to brown bodies, with spots found on their tails. On their faces, it is striped with white, brown and black. Their face is what makes these birds stand out. 

Lazuli Bunting

Lazuli Bunting

It can be quite difficult to spot a Lazuli Bunting bird. However, you have more of a chance to spot one in the spring or summer, if you happen to live in western areas of America.

During the winter, these birds fly to Mexico. 

Male Lazuli Bunting birds have an orange breast and a bright blue head. Compared to females and juveniles that have tan breasts and gray to brown bodies and heads. 

Laughing Gull

Laughing Gull

Commonly seen in Florida on the beaches in very large flocks. These birds are often seen near anywhere like parking lots and beaches where they can scavenge for food.

The Laughing Gull gets their name due to their high-pitched laugh they make. 

They have a black face, wings and tails and a white breast. These birds will feed on anything a human has left behind, and also enjoy insects and small fish. 

Lawrence’s Goldfinch

Lawrence’s Goldfinch is one of the most colorful in North America. However, you are limited with how likely you will spot one.

These birds only breed in California. Both male and females have yellow markings on their white bodies.

However, these yellow markings are more vibrant on males and cover more of the body. Also, males have black markings on their face and around their head. 

Least Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher

The Least Flycatcher is one of the rarest birds to spot. Besides Wisconsin, Vermont and Michigan which are the states where these birds like to breed in.

Just as their name suggests, these birds enjoy a diet of flies, insects, butterflies and beetles. They are a small bird, with brown feathers and a gray chest. 

Least Bittern

Least Bittern

The Least Bittern is usually found in eastern parts of America. However, during their breeding months, you can spot them around the West Coast.

These birds prefer to live in the wetlands (Also check out Animals That Live In Wetlands Around The World), where they like to hunt for small amphibians or fish to eat. 

The Least Bittern is a medium-sized bird, with a long, narrow orange bill.

Their body is made up of brown and white striped chest, and brown feathers with red edging that is found on their wings and head. 

Lapland Longspur

Lapland Longspur

These birds are named after the region of Scandinavia called Lapland. The Lapland Longspur is a songbird that likes to breed in North America.

They are slightly bigger when compared to an American Goldfinch. 

These birds have a black and white spotted chest and wings. Their faces are streaked with white, brown and black lines.

You have more of a chance of seeing these birds during the winter, as it is known that 4 million Lapland Longspurs flock to America every year.

Lady Amherst’s Pheasant

Lady Amherst’s Pheasant

Lady Amherst’s Pheasant originates from the southwestern areas of China.

They are quite large birds that are said to be around 100 cm in length. However, the majority of their length comes from their 80 cm tail. 

A male Lady Amherst’s Pheasant has much more vibrant colors when compared to a female. A male has a red crest and a black and white striped head and tail.

While a female has much duller colors and is brown. 

These are very rare birds to see. Especially as they enjoy living in dark, thick undergrowth, which makes spotting one even more difficult. 

Lanner Falcon

Lanner Falcon

The Lanner Falcon is one of the larger falcons you will find in this family. Instead of diving from a height, which is how other falcons hunt, the Lanner Falcon hunts by chasing their prey horizontally. 

These falcons are usually found in Africa as a way of controlling pests in the Ethiopian mountains.

Yet, it has been known that these falcons (Also check out Types Of Falcons) have been bred in captivity since the 13th century. 

Lark-Like Brushrunner

The Lark-Like Brushrunner is quite a small bird found in southern America. They commonly have a brown feather and a spiky crest.

These birds are found in woodlands, as these are the ideal foraging areas for them. In addition, it likes to build a covered nest to conceal themselves from predators. 


As you can see, there are many birds out there that begin with the letter L. Some of them are a lot more common than others.

We hope this article has given more insight into the wide range of birds that are out there. 

Now, checkout the entire series of birds that start with or begin with the letter: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z.

Olivia Kepner