FACTOID # 27: If you're itching to live in a trailer park, hitch up your home and head to South Carolina, where a whopping 18% of residences are mobile homes.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
RELATED ARTICLES
People who viewed "Charadriiformes" also viewed:
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Charadriiformes
Charadriiformes
Crested Auklets
Crested Auklets (Aethia cristatella)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Huxley, 1867
Families

Thinocoridae
Pedionomidae
Scolopacidae
Rostratulidae
Jacanidae
Chionididae
Burhinidae
Haematopodidae
Recurvirostridae
Ibidorhynchidae
Charadriidae
Pluvianellidae
Dromadidae
Glareolidae
Stercorariidae
Rhynchopidae
Laridae
Sternidae
Alcidae Crested Auklet public domain from USFWS File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Scientific classification or biological classification is how biologists group and categorize extinct and living species of organisms. ... Phyla Porifera (sponges) Ctenophora (comb jellies) Cnidaria Placozoa Bilateria  Acoelomorpha  Orthonectida  Rhombozoa  Myxozoa  Superphylum Deuterostomia     Chordata (vertebrates, etc. ... Typical Classes Subphylum Urochordata - Tunicates Ascideiacea Thaliacea Larvacea Subphylum Cephalochordata - Lancelets Subphylum Myxini - Hagfishes Subphylum Vertebrata - Vertebrates Petromyzontida - Lampreys Placodermi (extinct) Chondrichthyes - Cartilaginous fishes Acanthodii (extinct) Actinopterygii - Ray-finned fishes Actinistia - Coelacanths Dipnoi - Lungfishes Amphibia - Amphibians Reptilia - Reptiles Aves - Birds Mammalia - Mammals Chordates (phylum Chordata) include the vertebrates, together with... For other meanings of bird, see bird (disambiguation). ... Thomas Huxley Thomas Henry Huxley F.R.S. (May 4, 1825 – June 29, 1895) was a British biologist, known as Darwins Bulldog for his defence of Charles Darwins theory of evolution. ... Genera Attagis Thinocorus The seedsnipe are a South American family of group of small gregarious waders which have adapted to a herbivorous diet. ... Binomial name Pedionomus torquatus Gould, 1841 The Plains Wanderer, Pedionomus torquatus, is a unique member of the gamebird order Galliformes, and this bird is put in a family of its own. ... Genera Many, see text The Scolopacidae are a large family of waders, (known as shorebirds in North America). ... Species Rostralata benghalensis Nycticryptes semicollaris Painted snipe are distinctive waders placed together in their own family Rostratulidae. ... Genera Microparra Actophilornis Irediparra Hydrophasianus Metopidius Jacana The Jacanas are a group of tropical waders in the family Jacanidae. ... The sheathbills are a small family of birds confined to Antarctic regions. ... Genera Burhinus Esacus The stone-curlews or thick-knees are a group of largely tropical waders in the family Burhinidae. ... Genus Haematopus Linnaeus 1758 The Oystercatchers are a group of waders; they form the family Haematopodidae, which has a single genus, Haematopus. ... Recurvirostridae is a family of birds in the wader suborder Charadrii. ... Binomial name Ibidorhyncha struthersii Vigors, 1832 The Ibisbill (Ibidorhyncha struthersii) is a bird related to the waders, but sufficiently distinctive to merit its own family Ibidorhynchidae. ... The bird family Charadriidae includes the plovers, dotterels, and lapwings, about 64 to 66 species in all. ... Binomial name Pluvianellus socialis Gray,GR, 1846 The Magellanic Plover, Pluvianellus socialis, is a rare and unique wader found only in southernmost South America. ... Binomial name Dromas ardeola (Paykull, 1805) The Crab Plover (Dromas ardeola) is a bird related to the waders, but sufficiently distinctive to merit its own family Dromadidae. ... Glareolidae is a family of birds in the wader suborder Charadri. ... Genera Stercorarius Catharacta The skuas are seabirds in the family Stercorariidae. ... The Skimmers are a small family of tern-like birds in the order Charadriiformes, which also includes the waders, gulls and auks. ... Genera Pagophila Larus Rissa Creagus Xema Rhodostethia Gulls are seabirds in the family Laridae and subfamily Lari. ... Genera Sterna (Gelochelidon) (Hydroprogne) (Thalasseus) Chlidonias Phaetusa Anous Procelsterna Gygis Larosterna Terns are seabirds in the family Sternidae, previously considered a subfamily Sterninae of the gull family Laridae. ... Genera Alle Uria Alca Pinguinus Cepphus Brachyramphus Synthliboramphus Ptychoramphus Cyclorrhynchus Aethia Cerorhinca Fratercula Auks are birds of the family Alcidae in the order Charadriiformes. ...

Charadriiformes is a diverse order of small to medium-large birds. It includes about 350 species and has members in all parts of the world. Most Charadriiformes live near water and eat invertebrates or other small animals; however, some are pelagic, some occupy deserts and a few are found in thick forest. Orders Many - see section below. ... In biology, a species is a kind of organism. ... Invertebrate is a term coined by Jean-Baptiste Lamarck to describe any animal without a spinal column. ...


The order is usually divided into three suborders:

  • The waders (or Charadrii) are typical shorebirds, most of which feed by probing in the mud or picking items off the surface in both coastal and freshwater environments.
  • The suborder Lari includes the gulls and their allies. These are generally larger species which take fish from the sea. Several gulls and skuas will also take food items from beaches, or rob smaller species, and some have become adapted to inland environments.
  • The auks (or Alcae) are coastal species which nest on sea cliffs and "fly" underwater to catch fish.

The Sibley-Alquist taxonomy, which has been widely accepted in America, lumps all the Charadriiformes together with the seabirds and birds of prey into a greatly enlarged order Ciconiiformes. Families Charadridae Jacanidae Rostratulidae Ibidorhynchidae Recurvirostridae Haematopodidae Scolopacidae Dromadidae Burhinidae Glareolidae Thinocoridae Waders, called Shorebirds in North America (where wader is used to refer to long-legged wading birds such as storks and herons), are members of the order Charadriiformes, excluding the more marine web-footed seabird groups. ... Families Laridae Sternidae Stercorariidae Rhynchopidae This article is about the Bird subordo. ... Genera Pagophila Larus Rissa Creagus Xema Rhodostethia Gulls are seabirds in the family Laridae and subfamily Lari. ... Genera Stercorarius Catharacta The skuas are seabirds in the family Stercorariidae. ... Genera Alle Uria Alca Pinguinus Cepphus Brachyramphus Synthliboramphus Ptychoramphus Cyclorrhynchus Aethia Cerorhinca Fratercula Auks are birds of the family Alcidae in the order Charadriiformes. ... Genera Alle Uria Alca Pinguinus Cepphus Brachyramphus Synthliboramphus Ptychoramphus Cyclorrhynchus Aethia Cerorhinca Fratercula Auks are birds of the family Alcidae in the order Charadriiformes. ... The Sibley-Ahlquist taxonomy is a radical new approach to bird taxonomy based on DNA studies which gives an arrangement differing greatly from the more traditional approach used in list of birds. ... Seabirds are birds that spend much of their lives, outside the breeding season at least, at sea. ... Orders Accipitriformes     Cathartidae     Pandionidae     Accipitridae     Sagittariidae Falconiformes     Falconidae A bird of prey or raptor is a bird that hunts its food, especially one that preys on mammals or other birds. ... Families Ardeidae Cochlearidae Balaenicipitidae Scopidae Ciconiidae Threskiornithidae Traditionally, the order Ciconiiformes has included a variety of large, long-legged wading birds with large bills: storks, herons, egrets, ibises, spoonbills, and several others. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Charadriiformes - encyclopedia article about Charadriiformes. (1609 words)
Charadriiformes is a diverse order of small to medium-large birds Birds are bipedal, warm-blooded, egg-laying vertebrates characterized primarily by feathers, forelimbs modified as wings, and hollow bones.
Most Charadriiformes live near water and eat invertebrates Invertebrate is a term coined by Jean-Baptiste Lamarck to describe any animal without a spinal column.
The Sibley-Alquist taxonomy, which has been widely accepted in America, lumps all the Charadriiformes together with the seabirds Seabirds are birds that spend much of their lives, outside the breeding season at least, at sea.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m