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Galliformes
Wild Turkey, Meleagris gallopavo
Wild Turkey, Meleagris gallopavo
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Temminck, 1820
Families

Megapodiidae
Numididae
Odontophoridae
Phasianidae
Meleagrididae
Tetraonidae
Cracidae
(?)Mesitornithidae Wild turkey from Fish & Wildlife Service File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Binomial name Meleagris gallopavo Linnaeus, 1758 For other uses, see Wild Turkey (disambiguation). ... Scientific classification redirects here. ... For other uses, see Animal (disambiguation). ... Classes See below Chordates (phylum Chordata) are a group of animals that includes the vertebrates, together with several closely related invertebrates. ... For other uses, see Bird (disambiguation). ... Coenraad Jacob Temminck (March 31, 1778 - January 30, 1858) was a Dutch aristocrat and zoologist. ... This article is about mound-building birds. ... Genera Agelastes Numida Guttera Acryllium The guineafowl are a family of birds in the same order as the pheasants, turkeys and other game birds. ... Genera Dendrortyx Oreortyx Callipepla Philortyx Colinus Odontophorus Dactylortyx Cyrtonyx Rhynchortyx The New World quails are small birds only distantly related to the quails of the Old World, but named for their similar appearance and habits. ... The Phasianidae is a family of birds which consists of the pheasants and their allies. ... See Turkey for the country and Turkey (disambiguation) for other uses Species M. gallopavo M. ocellata A turkey is either of two extant species of large birds in the genus Meleagris native to North America. ... Genera Tetrao Lagopus Falcipennis Centrocercus Bonasa Dendrapagus Tympanuchus Grouse are from the order Galliformes which inhabit temperate and subarctic regions of the northern hemisphere. ... Genera Ortalis Penelope Pipile Aburria Chamaepetes Penelopina Oreophasis Nothocrax Mitu Crax Pauxi The chachalacas, guans and curassows are birds in the family Cracidae. ... Genera Mesitornis Monias The mesites (Mesitornithidae) are a family of birds of uncertain affinities. ...

Galliformes is an order of birds containing turkeys, grouse, chickens, quails, and pheasants. About 256 species are found worldwide. For other uses, see Bird (disambiguation). ... Genera Tetrao Lagopus Falcipennis Centrocercus Bonasa Dendrapagus Tympanuchus Grouse are from the order Galliformes which inhabit temperate and subarctic regions of the northern hemisphere. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the bird. ... Genera Ithaginis Catreus Rheinartia Crossoptilon Lophura Argusianus Pucrasia Syrmaticus Chrysolophus Phasianus † See also partridge, quail Pheasants are a group of large birds in the order Galliformes. ...


These birds vary in size from the diminutive Asian Blue Quail (Coturnix chinensis) at 12.5 centimetres (5 in) long and weighing 28 to 40 grams (1 to 1.4 oz) to the largest extant Galliform species, the North American Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), wild specimens of which may weigh as much as 14 kilograms (about 30.5 lb) and may exceed 120 centimetres (47 in). Binomial name Coturnix chinensis (Linnaeus, 1766) The Asian Blue Quail, Coturnix chinensis, also known as the Chinese Painted Quail or the Blue-breasted Quail, is from the pheasant family Phasianidae of the order Galliformes, gallinaceous birds. ... A centimetre (American spelling centimeter, symbol cm) is a unit of length that is equal to one hundredth of a metre, the current SI base unit of length. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... BIC pen cap, about 1 gram. ... This article is about Ounce (unit of mass). ... North American redirects here. ... Binomial name Meleagris gallopavo Linnaeus, 1758 For other uses, see Wild Turkey (disambiguation). ... Kg redirects here. ... Look up pound in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


The Galliform bird species with the largest wing-span is most likely the Green Peafowl (Pavo muticus). Most Galliform genera are large in body with thick necks and moderately long legs and with rounded wings. Grouse, pheasants, francolins, and partridges are typical in their outwardly corpulent silhouettes. Binomial name Linnaeus, 1766 Subspecies Linnaeus, 1766 Shaw, 1804 Delacour, 1949 The Green Peafowl, Pavo muticus, also known as the Dragonbird, is a large member of the Galliformes order. ... Genera Tetrao Lagopus Falcipennis Centrocercus Bonasa Dendrapagus Tympanuchus Grouse are from the order Galliformes which inhabit temperate and subarctic regions of the northern hemisphere. ... Genera Ithaginis Catreus Rheinartia Crossoptilon Lophura Argusianus Pucrasia Syrmaticus Chrysolophus Phasianus † See also partridge, quail Pheasants are a group of large birds in the order Galliformes. ... Species 41, see text The francolins are the species of bird in the genus Francolinus of the pheasant family, Phasianidae. ... For other uses, see Partridge (disambiguation). ...


Adult male Galliform birds have a sharp horny spur on the back of each leg, which they use for fighting.


Some Galliformes are adapted to grassland habitats and these genera are remarkable for their long, thin necks, long legs and large, wide wings. Thus Wild Turkey, Crested Fireback Pheasant, typical peafowl and Vulturine Guineafowl are outwardly similar in their convergent body types. Peacock redirects here. ... Binomial name Acryllium vulturinum (Hardwicke, 1834) The Vulturine Guineafowl (Acryllium vulturinum) is the largest and most spectacular of the guineafowl bird family, Numididae, and is the only member of the genus Acryllium (Gray, 1840). ...


Vegetarian and slightly omnivorous genera are typically stoutly built and have short thick bills primarily adapted for foraging on the ground for rootlets or the consumption of other plant material such as heather shoots. The young birds will also take insects.


Peafowl, junglefowl and most of the sub-tropical pheasant genera have very different nutritional requirements from typical Palearctic genera. The Himalayan Monal (Lophophorus impejanus) has been observed digging in the rotting wood of deadfall in a similar manner to woodpeckers, even bracing itself with aid of its squared tail. Species Gallus gallus Gallus lafayetii Gallus sonneratii Gallus varius The Junglefowl are a group of four species of bird in the pheasant family which occur in India, Sri Lanka and south east Asia. ... Binomial name (Latham, 1790) The Himalayan Monal, Lophophorus impejanus also known as the Impeyan Monal or Impeyan Pheasant is a bird of genus Lophophorus of the Pheasant family, Phasianidae. ... Genera Melanerpes Sphyrapicus Xiphidiopicus Dendropicos Dendrocopos Picoides Veniliornis Campethera Geocolaptes Dinopium Meiglyptes Hemicircus Micropternus Picus Mulleripicus Dryocopus Celeus Piculus Colaptes Campephilus Chrysocolaptes Reinwardtipicus Blythipicus Gecinulus Sapheopipo For other uses, see Woodpecker (disambiguation). ...


The Cheer Pheasant (Catreus wallichi), Crested Argus (Rheinardia ocellata), the enigmatic Crested Wood Partridge (Rollulus roulroul) and the Crested Guineafowl (Guttera pucherani) are similar ecologically to the Himalayan Monal in that they too forage in rotting wood for termites, ant and beetle larvae, molluscs, crustaceans and the nests of rodents. Binomial name Catreus wallichi (Hardwicke, 1827) The Cheer Pheasant, Catreus wallichi, also known as Wallichs Pheasant, is an endangered species of the Pheasant family, Phasianidae, and is the only species in the genus Catreus (Cabanis, 1851). ... Binomial name Rheinardia ocellata Elliot, 1871 The Crested Argus, Rheinardia ocellata is a large, up to 235cm, pheasant with dark brown spotted black and buff plumage, pink bill, brown iris and blue skin around eye. ... Binomial name Rollulus rouloul Scopoli, 1786 The Crested Wood Partridge, Rollulus rouloul is a gamebird in the pheasant family Phasianidae of the order Galliformes, gallinaceous birds. ... Binomial name Guttera pucherani Hartlaub, 1860 The Crested Guineafowl (Guttera pucherani) is a member of the guineafowl bird family. ...


Typical peafowl (Pavo), most of the so-called peacock-pheasants (Polyplectron), the Bulwer's Pheasant (Lophura bulweri), the ruffed pheasants (Chrysolophus) and the hill partridges (Arborophila) have narrow, relatively delicate bills, poorly suited for digging. These Galliform genera prefer instead to capture live insects in leaf litter, in sand and in shallow pools or along stream banks. These genera are also outwardly similar in that they each have exceptionally long, delicate legs and toes and the tendency to frequent seasonally wet habitats to forage, especially during chick-rearing. species The genus Pavo Linnaeus, 1758 consist of two species of spectaculary plumaged pheasants with highly elongated and elaborated trains, decorated with metallic ocelli. ... The genus Polyplectron Temminck, 1813 of family Phasianidae consist of seven peacock-pheasants species. ... Binomial name (Sharpe, 1874) Bulwers Pheasant (Lophura bulweri) is also known as Bulwers Wattled Pheasant, the Wattled Pheasant, or the White-tailed Wattled Pheasant. ... Species Golden Pheasant, Lady Amhersts Pheasant, Chrysolophus is a genus of the pheasant family of birds. ... Species see text Arborophila is a genus of bird in the Phasianidae family. ...


The Lady Amherst's Pheasant (Chrysolophus amherstiae), Green Peafowl (Pavo muticus/superspecies complex), Bulwer's Pheasant and the Crestless Fireback (Lophura erythrophthalma) are notable for their aptitude to forage for crustaceans such as crayfish and other aquatic small animals in shallow streams and amongst rushes in much the same manner as some members of the rail family (Rallidae). Binomial name Chrysolophus amherstiae (Leadbeater, 1829) The Lady Amhersts Pheasant (Chrysolophus amherstiae) is a gamebird of the order Galliformes (gallinaceous birds) and the family Phasianidae. ... Binomial name (Raffles, 1822) The Crestless Fireback (Lophura erythrophthalma) is a species of bird in the Phasianidae family. ... Genera Sarothrura Himantornis Canirallus Coturnicops Micropygia Rallina Anurolimnas Laterallus Nesoclopeus Gallirallus Rallus Lewinia Dryolimnas Crex Rougetius Aramidopsis Atlantisia Aramides Amaurolimnas Gymnocrex Amaurornis Porzana Aenigmatolimnas Cyanolimnas Neocrex Pardirallus Eulabeornis Habroptila Megacrex Gallicrex Porphyrio Gallinula Fulica The family Rallidae is a large group of small to medium-sized birds which includes the...


The tragopans (Tragopan), Mikado Pheasant and several species of grouse and ptarmigan are exceptional in their largely vegetarian and arboreal foraging habitats. But many species of moderate altitudes — for example the long-tailed pheasants of the genus Syrmaticus — find a great deal of their daily nutrtional reqirements in the tree canopies especially during the snowy and rainy periods when foraging on the ground is dangerous and less than fruitful for a variety of reasons. The Great Argus and Crested Argus may do most of their foraging during rainy months in the canopy of the jungle as well. Tragopan is a genus of bird in the family Phasianidae. ... Binomial name Syrmaticus mikado (Ogilvie-Grant, 1906) The Mikado Pheasant, Syrmaticus mikado, is a gamebird in the pheasant family Phasianidae of the order Galliformes, gallinaceous birds. ... Binomial name Lagopus mutus (Montin, 1781) The Ptarmigan (Lagopus mutus) is a small (31-35 cm) bird in the grouse family. ... The genus Syrmaticus Wagler, 1832 consist of five long-tailed pheasants with short spurs and red facial skin. ... Binomial name Argusianus argus Linnaeus, 1766 A magnificent pheasant from the jungles of Borneo, Sumatra and Malay Peninsula, the Great Argus, Argusianus argus is a large brown plumaged pheasant with small blue head and neck, rufous red upper breast, and very long tail. ...


Although members of the Syrmaticus are capable of subsisting almost entirely on vegetarian materials for months at a time, this is not true for many of the subtropical genera. For example, the two Argus genera are known to forage on slugs, snails, ants and amphibians to the exclusion of plant material. How they forage in the forest canopy during the rainy months is unknown but is a compelling issue for future investigations.


Most of these birds are more or less resident, but some of the smaller temperate species (such as quail) do migrate over considerable distances. Altitudinal migration is evidently quite common amongst montane species and a few species of subtropical and near Arctic regions must reach their watering and/or foraging areas through sustained flight. Species known to make extensive flights include the Ptarmigans, Sage Grouse, Crested Wood Partridge, Green Peafowl, Crested Argus, Mountain Peacock Pheasant, Koklass, Reeves's Pheasant and Green Junglefowl[citation needed]. Other species — for example, most of the toothed quails also known as New World Quails, the enigmatic African stone partridge, guineafowls and eared-pheasants — are all notable for their daily excursions on foot which may take them many miles in a given day. Most species that show only limited sexual dimorphism are notable for the great amount of locomotion required to find food throughout the majority of the year. Those species that are highly sedentary but with marked ecological transformations over seasons exhibit marked distinct differences between the sexes in size or appearance. Eared Pheasants, guineafowls, snow partridges and toothed quails are examples of limited sexual differences and requirements for traveling over wide terrain to forage. This article is about the bird. ... Flock of Barnacle Geese during autumn migration Bird migration refers to the regular seasonal journeys undertaken by many species of birds. ... Species Centrocercus urophasianus, (Bonaparte, 1827) Centrocercus minimus, (Young et. ... Binomial name (Gray, 1829) The Reevess Pheasant, Syrmaticus reevesii is a large (up to 210cm long) pheasant with in the genus Syrmaticus. ... Binomial name Gallus varius Shaw, 1798 The Green Junglefowl, Gallus varius also known as Javan Junglefowl, Forktail or Green Javanese Junglefowl is a medium-sized, up to 75cm long, bird in the pheasants family Phasianidae. ... Female (left) and male Common Pheasant, illustrating the dramatic difference in both color and size, between the sexes Sexual dimorphism is the systematic difference in form between individuals of different sex in the same species. ...


The Bronze-tailed Peacock Pheasant, Snow Partridge, Painted Spurfowl (Galloperdix) and Crimson-headed Partridge (Haematortyx sanguiniceps) are notable in their habit of not only moving by foot but also in the air as pairs in the manner of doves.[citation needed] Binomial name Polyplectron chalcurum Lesson, 1831 The Bronze-tailed Peacock Pheasant, Polyplectron chalcurum also known as Sumatran Peacock Pheasant is a small, up to 56cm long, dark brown pheasant with dark grey legs, rather small head and long, narrow tail of sixteen feathers. ... Binomial name Lerwa lerwa (Hodgson, 1833) The Snow Partridge Lerwa lerwa is a gamebird in the pheasant family Phasianidae of the order Galliformes, gallinaceous birds. ... Binomial name Galloperdix lunulata (Valenciennes, 1825) The Painted Spurfowl Galloperdix lunulata is a bird of the pheasant family found in rocky hill and scrub forests in South Asia. ... Binomial name Sharpe, 1879 The Crimson-headed Partridge (Haematortyx sanguiniceps) is a species of bird in the Phasianidae family. ... Subfamilies see article text Feral Rock Pigeon beside Weiming Lake, Peking University Dove redirects here. ...


Galliform families in taxonomic order

The buttonquail family is traditionally listed among the Galliformes, but many authorities now regard it as sufficiently different to list it as a separate order. Similarly, the hoatzin was formerly listed here, but DNA comparison indicates that its affinities lie elsewhere (though exactly where is not yet wholly clear). This article is about mound-building birds. ... Genera Ortalis Penelope Pipile Aburria Chamaepetes Penelopina Oreophasis Nothocrax Mitu Crax Pauxi The chachalacas, guans and curassows are birds in the family Cracidae. ... Genera Tetrao Lagopus Falcipennis Centrocercus Bonasa Dendrapagus Tympanuchus Grouse are from the order Galliformes which inhabit temperate and subarctic regions of the northern hemisphere. ... Genera Tetrao Lagopus Falcipennis Centrocercus Bonasa Dendrapagus Tympanuchus Grouse are from the order Galliformes which inhabit temperate and subarctic regions of the northern hemisphere. ... The Phasianidae is a family of birds which consists of the pheasants and their allies. ... Species Gallus gallus Gallus lafayetii Gallus sonneratii Gallus varius The Junglefowl are a group of four species of bird in the pheasant family which occur in India, Sri Lanka and south east Asia. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Partridge (disambiguation). ... Genera Ithaginis Catreus Rheinartia Crossoptilon Lophura Argusianus Pucrasia Syrmaticus Chrysolophus Phasianus † See also partridge, quail Pheasants are a group of large birds in the order Galliformes. ... This article is about the bird. ... Genera  Dendrortyx  Oreortyx  Callipepla  Philortyx  Colinus  Odontophorus  Dactylortyx  Cyrtonyx  Rhynchortyx The New World quails are small birds only distantly related to the quails of the Old World, but named for their similar appearance and habits. ... Genera  Agelastes  Numida  Guttera  Acryllium The guineafowl are a family of birds in the same order as the pheasants, turkeys and other game birds. ... Species Meleagris gallopavo Meleagris ocellata A turkey is either of two species of large birds in the gamebird family with fan-shaped tails and wattled necks. ... Genus  Mesitornis, Monias The mesites are a small group of birds of uncertain affinities often alternatively placed with the Rallidae. ... Families †Gastornithidae Aramidae Psophiidae Rallidae Heliornithidae Rhynochetidae †Aptornithidae Eurypigidae Cariamidae Otidae Gruidae †Phorusrhacidae The diverse order Gruiformes contains about 12 bird families with, on first sight, little in common. ... The buttonquails or hemipodes are a small family of birds which resemble, but are unrelated to, the true quails. ... Binomial name (Muller, 1776) Range of the Hoatzin The Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin), also known as the Hoactzin, Stinkbird, or Canje Pheasant, is an unusual species of tropical bird found in swamps, riverine forest and mangrove of the Amazon and the Orinoco delta in South America. ... The structure of part of a DNA double helix Deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA, is a nucleic acid molecule that contains the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms. ...


The Anseriformes (ducks and their allies) and the Galliformes together make up the Galloanserae. They are basal among neognathous birds, and normally follow the Paleognathae (ratites and tinamous) in bird classification systems. Families Anhimidae Anseranatidae Anatidae †Dromornithidae †Presbyornithidae The order Anseriformes contains about 150 species of birds in three families: the Anhimidae (the screamers), Anseranatidae (the Magpie-goose), and the Anatidae, which includes over 140 species of waterfowl, among them the ducks, geese, and swans. ... Subfamilies Dendrocygninae Oxyurinae Anatinae Aythyinae Merginae Duck is the common name for a number of species in the Anatidae family of birds. ... Orders Galliformes Anseriformes Fowl is a term for certain birds often used as food by humans. ... Orders Anseriformes, waterfowl Galliformes, fowl Gaviiformes, loons Podicipediformes, grebes Procellariiformes, albatrosses, petrels, and allies Sphenisciformes, penguins Pelecaniformes, pelicans and allies Ciconiiformes, storks and allies Phoenicopteriformes, flamingos Accipitriformes, eagles, hawks and allies Falconiformes, falcons Turniciformes, button-quail Gruiformes, cranes and allies Charadriiformes, plovers and allies Pteroclidiformes, sandgrouse Columbiformes, doves and pigeons... Orders Lithornithiformes Ambiornithiformes Gansuiformes Paleocursornithiformes Dinornithiformes Aepyornithiformes Struthoniformes Rheiformes Casuariiformes Apterygiformes Tinamiformes The Paleognathae or paleognaths (old jaws) are one of the two living superorders of birds. ...


External links

  • The World Pheasant Association - The ultimate authority on Galliformes
  • Gamebird Journal - An Online Magazine Devoted To The Gamebird Enthusiast
  • Galliformes - Conservation and aviculture
  • The phylogenetic tree of Galliformes based on insertions of CR1 Retroposons (open access article)
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Image File history File links Size of this preview: 600 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1024 × 1024 pixel, file size: 223 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Description: Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea), Rondeau Provincial Park, 2005; de: Zitronenwaldsänger Photograph: Mdf first upload in en wikipedia on 23:23, 24... Paleornithology is the scientific study of bird evolution and fossil birds. ... Species A. lithographica Meyer, 1861 (type) Synonyms See below Archaeopteryx (from Ancient Greek archaios meaning ancient and pteryx meaning feather or wing; pronounced Ar-kay-op-ter-iks ) is the earliest and most primitive known bird to date. ... The Enantiornithes, or opposite birds (because their foot bones are fused differently than in modern birds), are an extinct group of flying birds. ... Families Enaliornithidae Baptornithidae Hesperornithidae Synonyms Odontornithes Marsh, 1873 (partim) Odontolcae Marsh, 1875 Gaviomorphae Cracraft, 1982 (partim) Hesperornithes are an extinct and highly specialized subclass of Cretaceous toothed birds. ... A bird hybrid is basically a bird that has two different species as parents. ... Prehistoric birds are various taxa of birds that became extinct before recorded history, or more precisely, before they could be studied alive by bird scientists. ... For a list of birds extinct in Late Quaternary prehistoric times and (usually) known from specimens not completely fossilized, see Later Quaternary Prehistoric Birds. ... The Sooty Tern is highly aerial and marine and will spend years flying at sea without returning to land. ... The Sibley-Ahlquist taxonomy is a radical bird taxonomy based on DNA-DNA hybridization studies conducted in the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s. ... Since 1500, over 140 species of birds have become extinct, and this rate of extinction seems to be increasing. ... Blackbird (Turdus merula), singing male. ... Bird intelligence deals with the definition of intelligence and its measurement as it applies to birds. ... Flock of Barnacle Geese during autumn migration Bird migration refers to the regular seasonal journeys undertaken by many species of birds. ... “Aves” redirects here. ... The word incubate in the context of birds refers to the development of the chick (embryo) within the egg and the constant temperature required for the development of it over a specific period. ... A Common Cuckoo being raised by a Reed Warbler. ... Deep cup nest of the Great Reed-warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus) A bird nest is the spot in which a bird lays and incubates its eggs and raises its young. ... In scientific classification used in biology, the order (Latin: ordo, plural ordines) is a rank between class and family (termed a taxon at that rank). ... Families Struthionidae (ostriches) Rheidae (rheas) Casuariidae (emus etc. ... Genera Tinamus Nothocercus Crypturellus Rhynchotus Nothoprocta Nothura Taoniscus Eudromia Tinamotis The tinamous are one of the most ancient groups of bird, members of a South American bird family of about 47 species in 9 genera. ... Families Anhimidae Anseranatidae Anatidae †Dromornithidae †Presbyornithidae The order Anseriformes contains about 150 species of birds in three families: the Anhimidae (the screamers), Anseranatidae (the Magpie-goose), and the Anatidae, which includes over 140 species of waterfowl, among them the ducks, geese, and swans. ... Global distribution of Gaviidae (breeding and winter ranges combined) Species Gavia stellata Gavia arctica Gavia pacifica Gavia immer Gavia adamsii The Loons (N.Am. ... Families Procellariidae Diomedeidae Hydrobatidae Pelecanoididae Procellariiformes (from the Latin procella, a storm) is an order of birds formerly called Tubinares and still called tubenoses in English. ... Modern genera Aptenodytes Eudyptes Eudyptula Megadyptes Pygoscelis Spheniscus For prehistoric genera, see Systematics Some penguins are curious. ... Families Fregatidae Pelecanidae Sulidae Phalacrocoracidae Anhingidae Phaethontidae For prehistoric families, see article text. ... Families Ardeidae Cochlearidae (the Boat-billed Heron) Balaenicipitidae (the Shoebill) Scopidae (the Hammerkop) Ciconiidae Threskiornithidae Cathartidae 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. ... Species See text For other uses, see Flamingo (disambiguation). ... Genera Podiceps Tachybaptus Podilymbus Aechmophorus Poliocephalus Rollandia Grebes are members of the Podicipediformes order, a widely distributed order of freshwater diving birds, some of which visit the sea when migrating and in winter. ... Families Accipitridae Pandionidae Falconidae Sagittariidae The order Falconiformes is a group of about 290 species of birds that include the diurnal birds of prey. ... Families †Gastornithidae Aramidae Psophiidae Rallidae Heliornithidae Rhynochetidae †Aptornithidae Eurypigidae Cariamidae Otidae Gruidae †Phorusrhacidae The diverse order Gruiformes contains about 12 bird families with, on first sight, little in common. ... Families Thinocoridae Pedionomidae Scolopacidae Rostratulidae Jacanidae Chionididae Burhinidae Haematopodidae Recurvirostridae Ibidorhynchidae Charadriidae Pluvianellidae Dromadidae Glareolidae Stercorariidae Rhynchopidae Laridae Sternidae Alcidae Charadriiformes is a diverse order of small to medium-large birds. ... Genera Pterocles Syrrhaptes Sandgrouse is also the name of the journal of the Ornithological Society of the Middle East - see Sandgrouse (journal) The sandgrouse are a group of 16 near passerine bird species in the order Pteroclidiformes. ... Families Columbidae The bird order Columbiformes the includes the very widespread and successful doves and pigeons, classified in the family Columbidae, and the extinct Dodo and Rodrigues Solitaire, long classified as a second family Raphidae. ... Systematics (but see below) Family Cacatuidae (cockatoos) Subfamily Microglossinae (Palm Cockatoo) Subfamily Calyptorhynchinae (dark cockatoos) Subfamily Cacatuinae (white cockatoos) Family Psittacidae (true parrots) Subfamily Loriinae (lories and lorikeets) Subfamily Psittacinae (typical parrots and allies) Tribe Arini (American psittacines) Tribe Cyclopsitticini (fig parrots) Tribe Micropsittini (pygmy parrots) Tribe Nestorini (kakas and... Families Musophagidae Cuculidae Opisthocomidae The near passerine bird order Cuculiformes traditionally included three families as below: Order Cuculiformes Family Musophagidae: turacos and allies Family Cuculidae: cuckoos Family Opisthocomidae: Hoatzin However, the taxonomy of this group is now controversial. ... For other uses, see Owl (disambiguation). ... Families see text The Caprimulgiformes is an order of birds that includes a number of birds with global distribution (except Antarctica). ... Families Apodidae Hemiprocnidae Traditionally, the bird order Apodiformes contained three families: the swifts, Apodidae, the tree swifts, Hemiprocnidae, and the hummingbirds, Trochilidae. ... Families Alcedinidae Halcyonidae Cerylidae Brachypteraciidae Coraciidae Leptosomidae Meropidae Momotidae Todidae Bucerotidae Upupidae Phoeniculidae The Coraciiformes are a group of usually colourful near passerine birds including the kingfishers, the Hoopoe, the bee-eaters, the rollers, and the hornbills. ... Families Galbulidae Bucconidae Capitonidae Ramphastidae Picidae Indicatoridae For prehistoric taxa, see text Six families of largely arboreal birds make up the order Piciformes, the best-known of them being the Picidae, which includes the woodpeckers and close relatives. ... Genera Apaloderma Euptilotis Harpactes Pharomachrus Priotelus Trogon The trogons and quetzals are birds in the order Trogoniformes which contains only one family, the Trogonidae. ... Genera Colius Urocolius The mousebirds are a small group of near passerine birds which have no clear affinities to other groups, and are therefore given order status. ... Families Many, see text A passerine is a bird of the giant order Passeriformes. ... This page lists living orders and families of birds, class Aves (for extinct birds, please see Extinct birds and Prehistoric birds). ... // The following are the regional bird lists by continent. ... Bird ringing (also known as bird banding) is an aid to studying wild birds, by attaching a small individually numbered metal or plastic ring to their legs or wings, so that various aspects of the birds life can be studied by the ability to re-find the same individual... This article is about the field of zoology. ... Marbled Godwit, Limosa fedoa, prepared as a skin (shmoo), skeleton, and spread wing Bird collections are curated repositories of scientific specimens consisting of birds and their parts. ... Birdwatching or birding is the observation and study of birds. ... Information in this article or section has not been verified against sources and may not be reliable. ... The extinction of the Dusky Seaside Sparrow was caused by habitat loss. ... Aviculture is the practice of keeping and often breeding pet birds, generally companion parrots, and the culture that forms around it. ...

 
 

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