Call ‘em birds, or birbs, or orbs. Give ‘em names. But no one can take that smolness and birbness away. Yep, move over, doggos and cattos, funny pics of feathered creatures are a new internet craze that we can’t get enough of.

Get your cuteness birdometer ready, ‘cause these cutie pies will make you go: “Oh my gawd!” From McBirb to Phonethiefbirb and Jeanbirbvandamme, Bored Panda has compiled a list full of the cutest, silliest, and funniest tiny fluffs. Avian fun is about to start so please, pandas, fasten your seatbelts.

For heavyweight bird fans out there, we’ve got an extra birbness dose with 50 hilarious bird snapchats right here.

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Momma Bird Posing With Her Newly Hatched Baby Bird

Momma Bird Posing With Her Newly Hatched Baby Bird

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My Husband Is A Disney Princess

My Husband Is A Disney Princess

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glowworm2
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Judging by the type of bird, he's clearly Pocahontas.

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The internet's obsession with birds and its memesy internet-speak name “birb” is not entirely new. Back in 2012, an absurdist Twitter account BirdsRightsActivist tweeted the single word “Birb,” and soon, it had multiple entries on Urban Dictionary.

“Birb” caught on so fast because it encapsulated the set of features that make birds essentially very likeable creatures: their cuteness, smallness, goofiness, and featheriness.

The subreddit r/birbs defines birb as any bird which is “funny, cute, or silly in some way.” Essentially, the birbness itself became a sort of feature that combines both smallness and cuteness—the more, the better.

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Murder Cats On Naval Drones. A Truly Frightening Weapon

Murder Cats On Naval Drones. A Truly Frightening Weapon

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According to this article titled “When Is a Bird a ‘Birb’? An Extremely Important Guide,” there are some “operational rules” to follow to determine if the bird is identified as birb.

First, “birbs are often (though not conclusively) small,” thus “ostriches and any birds larger than turkeys are disqualified.” But there's an exception. “Even large birds start small,” so in theory, you could say an ostrich is a birb up to some point.

#7

These Software Updates Are Getting Out Of Hand

These Software Updates Are Getting Out Of Hand

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Scagsy
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They're quietly taking over - watch out for them

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#8

Bird Flew In Our Patio And Decided To Take A Break On Our Cat

Bird Flew In Our Patio And Decided To Take A Break On Our Cat

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#9

America's Current Mood

America's Current Mood

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devi L.
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He seen some shit and been through some rough times lol

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Another rule is that “Birbs are often (though not always) round,” which is essentially what makes them so adorable and extremely pleasant. This shape factor is so vital in classifying a birb that “the aforementioned roundness is in the word 'birb' itself."

Most importantly, every birb should come across as cute. “Big raptors, while incredible and fascinating creatures, are not birbs,” states the Birb Guide.

One may, however, ask who the heck cares whether a bird is a birb or not, and this is the philosophical part. Nobody truly does, but “it becomes a taxonomic game, akin to 'is a hot dog a sandwich.'" It’s fun and silly (and cute), and this is the whole point of the online animal kingdom.

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Civil War

Civil War

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#12

This Bird That Looks Like Danny Devito

This Bird That Looks Like Danny Devito

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#15

Me: I Don't Want A New Bird, They Only Bond To You And Want Nothing To Do With Me! New Bird:

Me: I Don't Want A New Bird, They Only Bond To You And Want Nothing To Do With Me! New Bird:

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#16

"Owl Always Love You"

"Owl Always Love You"

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Ritchat
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

♪♫ And Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii will owlways love youuuu! ♪♫

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#17

Fearbirb

Fearbirb

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Francis
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Polly wants cracker! Give cracker to polly! And nobody gonna get hurt"

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#18

Straight From A K-Pop Album Cover

Straight From A K-Pop Album Cover

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#19

This Hawk Has Approximately Zero Fucks To Give.

This Hawk Has Approximately Zero Fucks To Give.

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#20

Shybirb

Shybirb

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Thinairgal
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hey! Take the time, I'm way worth it!

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#22

My Bird Tucked Herself In Goodnight

My Bird Tucked Herself In Goodnight

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#23

Just As Written In A Song

Just As Written In A Song

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#24

Who Lost His Drone?

Who Lost His Drone?

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#25

Omenbirb

Omenbirb

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Eve L.
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A quite beautiful palm cockatoo, but I wouldn't want him on my head either.

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#26

Way To Be Discreet, Surveillance Drone...

Way To Be Discreet, Surveillance Drone...

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#27

Proof Of The Light Wight Metal They Use!

Proof Of The Light Wight Metal They Use!

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#28

Advanced Owl Model Activates It’s Drill

Advanced Owl Model Activates It’s Drill

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#29

I Work At A Bird Banding Station, And We Use Burritos To Weigh The Owls We Catch

I Work At A Bird Banding Station, And We Use Burritos To Weigh The Owls We Catch

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#30

These Cameras Are Getting More Complex Every Day

These Cameras Are Getting More Complex Every Day

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#32

Jean Birb Vandamme

Jean Birb Vandamme

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#33

Evolutionbirb

Evolutionbirb

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#34

Seconds Before Disaster Birb

Seconds Before Disaster Birb

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Thinairgal
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

SUNFLOWER SEEDS! I SAID SUNFLOWER SEEDS!!! HELLO, ANYBODY IN THERE? SUN. FLOWER. SEEDS!!

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#35

Whoa! This Hawk On My Neighbors Fence.

Whoa! This Hawk On My Neighbors Fence.

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François Carré
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's the most clever fence I've ever seen. Litterally able to write its feelings.

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#36

Good Law Abiding Birds

Good Law Abiding Birds

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#37

Mcbirb

Mcbirb

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BeazleBug
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"What? No eating McNuggets it isn't cannibalism...trust me, friend, there is nothing from anything alive in them..."

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#38

Some Fijne Nsa Work Here...

Some Fijne Nsa Work Here...

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Raine Soo
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well, that settles it. The birds are better at skateboarding than I ever was.

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#39

In Hindsight, Letting My Little, Green, Velociraptor Watch ‘Jurassic Park’ With Me May Have Been A Mistake!

In Hindsight, Letting My Little, Green, Velociraptor Watch ‘Jurassic Park’ With Me May Have Been A Mistake!

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#40

Big Yawn

Big Yawn

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Charlotte A.
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Harvey! I TOLD you I wanted lavender scented bathwater today!

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