Neural net comes up with bird-species names

Janelle Shane, who has trained neural nets to generate entertainingly semi-plausible names for all sorts of things (Pokémon, Star Wars characters, etc), posted a new list about a month ago: bird names. But this time, most of the names weren’t much weirder than real names of bird species.

Still, I enjoyed them. A few I particularly liked:

  • Slaty White-throated Fairy-bellied Ground-Tyrant
  • Ecuadorian Strange-tailed Cuckoo
  • Unicolored Painted Blue-cowled White-browed Cave-Magpie
  • Perplexaquail-Dove
  • African White-capped Hocky Owl

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