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Ornithophobia is a type of specific phobia, an abnormal, irrational fear of birds.

Certain Kinds[edit]

Alektorophobia - The fear of chickens and other fowls such as roosters.

Notable cases[edit]

  • Brian Dale, notably also has a very severe case of Ornithophobia for reasons which he prefers to keep to himself.


  1. ^ Vermilye, J. (2002), Ingmar Bergman: His Life and Films, McFarland & Co., p.32, ISBN 97-80786411603
  2. ^ "Top 10 Strange Celebrity Phobias - People - Stylist Magazine". Stylist. Retrieved 27 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "One Direction's Niall Horan Reveals His Fear Of Birds (The Feathered Kind)". 
  4. ^ Kanfer, S. (2003), Ball of Fire: The Tumultuous Life and Comic Art of Lucille Ball, New York: Alfred A. Knopf. ISBN 0-375-41315-4

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