Picture of a bear, which begins with the letter b

Animals That Start With B (Full List)

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The number of animals that start with a B is very extensive. These animals come from all different classes, like mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and even fish. Animals with the letter B at the start of their names vary in appearance and purposes within the animal kingdom.  

There are a ton of B-letter animals we all know well. Here they are listed before we dive into the extensive list of the animals with B at the beginning of their name. 

  • Bear
  • Badger
  • Baboon
  • Bald Eagle
  • Bat
  • Bass
  • Bullfrog
  • Blackbird
  • Boa
  • Betta Fish

Hopefully, this article will satisfy your curiosity about animals that start with B!

22 Mammals That Start With a B

  1. Bear
  2. Badger
  3. Beaver
  4. Bison
  5. Baleen Whale 
  6. Beluga Whale
  7. Basset Hound
  8. Bat
  9. Beagle
  10. Border Collie
  11. Buffalo
  12. Bengal Tiger
  13. Bighorn Sheep
  14. Black-Footed Ferret
  15. Bloodhound
  16. Blue Whale
  17. Bobcat
  18. Bottlenose Dolphin
  19. Boxer
  20. Brown Hyena
  21. Bulldog
  22. Bull Terrier
  23. Bull Shark

What These Mammals Eat

Mammals cover such a wide variety of species that narrowing down what they often eat into a short list is rather difficult. Mammals are referred to as omnivores because their class eats both plants and other animals. 

  • Meat (other animals)
  • Plants
  • Fruits
  • Bark
  • Leaves

21 Birds That Start With a B

  1. Bald Eagle
  2. Blue Bird
  3. Black Bird
  4. Barn Owl
  5. Burrowing Owl
  6. Black-Browed Albatross
  7. Band-Tailed Pigeon
  8. Black Vulture
  9. Broad-Tailed Hummingbird
  10. Bugg-Bellied Hummingbird
  11. Brown Booby
  12. Blue-Footed Booby
  13. Black-Billed Magpie
  14. Black-Backed Woodpecker
  15. Bay-Breasted Warbler
  16. Barn Swallow
  17. Brown Pelican
  18. Brown Thrasher
  19. Black-Capped Chickadee
  20. Black Pheobe
  21. Black-Crowned Heron

What These Birds Eat

A majority of birds on our B letter list stick to a wide variety of greens and nuts, but a few do eat other animals.

  • Meat (other animals)
  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Fruits
  • Nuts and Acorns
  • Seeds
  • Insects
  • Grasses
  • Grain

20 Reptiles That Start With a B

  1. Boa
  2. Blind Snake
  3. BlueBelly Lizard
  4. Beaded Lizard
  5. Baja California Collared Lizard
  6. Brown Tortoise
  7. Brown Water Snake
  8. Bunch Grass Lizard
  9. Baird’s Rat Snake
  10. Burmese Eyed Turtle
  11. Butler’s Garter Snake
  12. Brown Wood Turtle
  13. Balkan Emerald Lizard
  14. Baker’s Spintyrail Iguana
  15. Barbour’s Chameleon
  16. Basilisk Rattlesnake
  17. Beals’ Eyed Turtle
  18. Berger’s Cape Tortoise
  19. Brothers Island Tuatara
  20. Broadhead Skink

What These Reptiles Eat

  • Meat (other animals)
  • Birds
  • Frogs
  • Rats
  • Leaves
  • Grass
  • Fish
  • Insects

17 Amphibians That Start With a B

  1. Bullfrog
  2. Banjo Frog
  3. Black Toad
  4. Blie-Spotted Salamander
  5. Bumble Bee Toad
  6. Black-Spotted Newt
  7. Banded Rubber Frog
  8. Blue Poison Dart Frog
  9. Black Salamander
  10. Baron’s Mantella
  11. Big Mouth Cave Salamander
  12. Black-Spotted Tout Newt
  13. Brown Tree Frog
  14. Black Rain Frog
  15. Boreal Toad
  16. Barking Tree Frog
  17. Blue-Legged Mantella

What These Amphibians Eat

Amphibians are typically very small, so they will eat practically anything that fits their size.

  • Insects
  • Slugs
  • Snails
  • Birds

19 Fish That Start With a B

  1. Bass
  2. Barracuda
  3. Bat Ray
  4. Bull Shark
  5. Bala Shark
  6. Bull Trout
  7. Betta Fish
  8. Bandfish
  9. Black Angelfish
  10. Bandit Catfish
  11. Big-Mouth Hap
  12. Bigmouth Buffalo
  13. Blue Catfish
  14. Black Fin Cory
  15. Banded Barb
  16. Butterfish
  17. Brill
  18. Bristlemouth
  19. Burrowing Goby

What These Fish Eat

Fish commonly eat whatever they come across while they swim, although bigger fish can eat smaller fish and other animals.

  • Worms
  • Other Fish
  • Insects
  • Snakes
  • Turtles
  • Frogs

Learn more about the animals that begin with other letters in our series of posts on the subject:

 

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