Lenape Names for Birds

On this page are photos and the Lenape names for some common birds. Click on the Lenape name to hear the bird’s name as pronounced by Lenape speaker Nora Thompson Dean. For those images with a speaker icon at the bottom, you may also click on the bird’s photo to hear its call.


Tufted Titmouse
(Parus bicolor)

(Mimus polyglottos)

Eastern Bluebird
(Sialia sialis)

Scarlet Tanager
(Pirange olivacea)

American Goldfinch
(Carduelis tristis)

Downy Woodpecker
(Picoides pubescens)

Sparrow Hawk or American Kestrel
(Falco sparverius)

(Picoides pubescens)

(Turdus migratorius)

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird
(Archilochus colubris)

These copyrighted photographs are used courtesy of Maslowski Wildlife Productions. We would like to thank them for giving us permission to use these fine photographs.

See also: Extinct Birds the Lenape Knew