birb (plural birbs)

  1. (Internet slang, childish, humorous) Alternative form of bird (a member of the class of animals Aves), especially one considered small and cute.
    • 2018 October 10, Emily Drefuss, “Glamour Duck and the Internet's Rabid Love of Wild Animals”, in WIRED[1]:
      The here-then-gone-then-here-again appearance of the #birb (as Twitter loves to lovingly refer to pretty, pretty birdies) plus the internet’s instant oatmeal obsession with him inspired WIRED’s Paris Martineau to propose a different nickname for the fowl: duckboi