What is a borb?

Pink Robin by JJ Harrison
Pink Robin photo by JJ Harrison (https://www.jjharrison.com.au/)

A borb is a nickname for what Urban Dictionary defines as a “fat bird”. 

The name borb is likely a blend of bird and orb and is distinct from a birb which is a small, round, and cute bird. 

The National Audubon Society writes in their carefully considered rules for identifying borbs:

This perceived fatness isn’t incidental to their appeal but central to it: Where the roundness of the classical birb is merely a component of its appeal, the borb is roundness. Their plush, planetary shapes exert a gravitational pull on our hearts and minds.