Ornithophobia, from the Greek combining form ornitho- meaning "bird" and phobia, meaning "fear," is an irrational and excessive fear of birds. Ornithophobia can be a generalized fear of any kind of bird, or may be limited to a specific type of bird or birds.

Celebrities who have been diagnosed with ornithophobia include Lucille Ball, Eminem (who is afraid of owls), David Beckham, Scarlett Johansson, and supposedly, George W. Bush.

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