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Encyclopedia > List of birds

This page lists living orders and families of birds, class Aves (for extinct birds, please see Extinct birds and Prehistoric birds). The links below should then lead to family accounts and hence to individual species. “Aves” redirects here. ... For other meanings of bird, see bird (disambiguation). ... Since 1500, over 100 species of birds have become extinct, and this rate of extinction seems to be increasing. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...


Taxonomy is very fluid in the age of DNA analysis, so comments are made where appropriate, and all numbers are approximate. In particular see Sibley-Ahlquist taxonomy for a very different classification. The structure of part of a DNA double helix Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a nucleic acid that contains the genetic instructions for the development and function of living organisms. ... The Sibley-Ahlquist taxonomy is a radical bird taxonomy based on DNA-DNA hybridization studies conducted in the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s. ...


This article and the descendant family articles follow the taxonomy of the Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds (HANZAB) for families largely endemic to that region, and otherwise the Handbook of Birds of the World (HBW). HANZAB Volume 5 The Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds, known as HANZAB, is the pre-eminent scientific reference on Birds in the region, which includes Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica, and the surrounding ocean and islands. ...


Paleognathae

The flightless and mostly giant Struthioniformes lack a keeled sternum and are collectively known as ratites. Together with the Tinamiformes, they form the Paleognathae (or 'old jaws'), one of the two evolutionary "super orders". Families Struthionidae (ostriches) Rheidae (rheas) Casuariidae (emus etc. ...

Families Struthionidae Casuariidae Dinornithidae Apterygidae Rheidae A ratite is any of a diverse group of large, flightless birds of Gondwanian origin, most of them now extinct. ... Binomial name Struthio camelus Linnaeus, 1758 The Ostrich (Struthio camelus, Greek sparrow camel) is the largest living bird, reaching a height of up to 2. ... Genera Casuarius Dromaius For fossil forms, see article The bird family Casuariidae has four surviving members: the three species of cassowary, and the only remaining species of Emu. ... Binomial name Dromaius novaehollandiae (Latham, 1790) The Emu has been recorded in the areas shown in black. ... Species Casuarius casuarius Casuarius unappendiculatus Casuarius bennetti Cassowaries (genus Casuarius) are very large flightless birds native to the tropical forests of New Guinea and northeastern Australia. ... Alternative meanings at Kiwi (disambiguation) Apterygidae Apteryx Species A kiwi is any of the species of small flightless birds native to New Zealand of the genus Apteryx (the only genus in family Apterygidae). ... Species  Rhea americana  Rhea pennata The distribution of Rhea americana Rheas are large flightless birds native to South America. ... Genera 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. ... Genera 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. ...

Neognathae

Nearly all living birds belong to the super order of Neognathae— or 'new jaws'. With their keels, unlike the ratites, they are known as carinates. The passerines alone account for well over 5000 species. In phylogenetic taxonomy, the Carinatae are considered the last common ancestor of Neornithes (living birds) and Ichthyornis (an extinct seabird of the Cretaceous). ... Families Many, see text A passerine is a bird of the giant order Passeriformes. ...

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. ... This article refers to the bird family. ... Binomial name Anseranas semipalmata (Latham, 1798) The Magpie Goose, Anseranas semipalmata, is an unusual member of the bird order Anseriformes, which contains about 150 species in three families. ... Subfamilies Dendrocygninae Thalassorninae Anserinae Stictonettinae Plectropterinae Tadorninae Anatinae Aythyinae Merginae Oxyurinae and see text Anatidae is the biological family that includes the ducks and most duck-like waterfowl, such as geese and swan. ... Families Megapodidae Numididae Odontophoridae Phasianidae Meleagrididae Tetraonidae Cracidae Mesitornithidae The Galliformes is an order of birds containing the turkeys, grouse, quails and pheasants. ... 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. ... The Phasianidae is a family of birds which consists of the pheasants and their allies. ... 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. ... Genus  Mesitornis, Monias The mesites are a small group of birds of uncertain affinities often alternatively placed with the Rallidae. ... This article is about penguin birds. ... This article is about penguin birds. ... Species Gavia stellata Gavia arctica Gavia pacifica Gavia immer Gavia adamsii For other meanings of diver, also see diving. ... Species Gavia stellata Gavia arctica Gavia pacifica Gavia immer Gavia adamsii For other meanings of diver, also see diving. ... Genera Podiceps Tachybaptus Podilymbus Aechmophorus Poliocephalus Rollandia Grebes are members of the Podicipediformes, a widely distributed order of freshwater diving birds, some of which visit the sea when migrating and in winter. ... Genera Podiceps Tachybaptus Podilymbus Aechmophorus Poliocephalus Rollandia Grebes are members of the Podicipediformes, a widely distributed order of freshwater diving birds, some of which visit the sea when migrating and in winter. ... 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. ... Genera Diomedea Thallasarche Phoebastria Phoebetria The albatrosses (from Portuguese Alcatraz, a pelican) are seabirds in the family Diomedeidae, which is closely allied to the petrels. ... Genera Several, List of Procellariidae. ... The diving petrels are seabirds in the bird order Procellariiformes. ... Genera Subfamily Oceanitinadae Oceanites Pelagodroma Fregatta Neofregatta Subfamily Hydrobatinae Garrodia Hydrobates Oceanodroma Halocyptena The storm-petrels are seabirds in the family Hydrobatidae, part of the order Procellariiformes. ... Families Pelecanidae Sulidae Phalacrocoracidae Fregatidae Anhingidae Phaethontidae The Pelecaniformes are an order of medium-sized and large waterbirds found worldwide. ... Species Pelecanus occidentalis Pelecanus thagus Pelecanus erythrorhynchos Pelecanus onocrotalis Pelecanus crispus Pelecanus rufescens Pelecanus philippensis Pelecanus conspicillatus A pelican is any of several very large water birds with a distinctive pouch under the beak belonging to the bird family Pelecanidae. ... Genera Morus Sula Papasula The bird family Sulidae comprises the gannets and boobies. ... Genera Nannopterum Phalacrocorax Leucocarbo The Phalacrocoracidae family of birds is represented by over thirty species of cormorants and shags. ... Species There are five species in the order Fregatatidae, the frigatebirds. ... For the genus of fish also known as darters see Etheostoma Species Anhinga anhinga Anhinga melanogaster Anhinga rufa Anhinga novaehollandiae Australian Darter on the Murray River, South Australia Darters are cormorant-like water birds with very long necks and long, straight beaks. ... Species The three tropicbirds are closely related seabirds of tropical oceans. ... 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. ... Genera See text The Ardeidae family of birds is the heron, egret and bittern family of wading birds. ... Binomial name Cochlearius cochlearius (Linnaeus, 1766) The Boatbill, Cochlearius cochlearius, is an odd bird related to the herons. ... Binomial name Balaeniceps rex (Gould, 1850) The Shoebill or Whalehead (Balaeniceps rex) is a very large bird related to the storks. ... Binomial name Scopus umbretta Gmelin, 1789 The Hammerkop (Scopus umbretta) is a medium sized (56cm) bird with a long shaggy crest. ... Genera Mycteria Anastomus Ciconia Ephippiorhynchus Jabiru Leptoptilos The storks are large, long-legged, long-necked wading birds with long stout bills. ... Subfamilies Threskionithinae Plateinae The family Threskiornithidae includes about 30 species of large terrestrial and wading birds, falling into two subfamilies, the ibises and the spoonbills. ... For the American doo-wop group, best known for I Only Have Eyes for You (1959), see The Flamingos. ... Genera Cathartes Coragyps Gymnogyps Sarcorhamphus The New World vulture family Cathartidae contains seven species found in North and South America. ... Families Accipitridae Pandionidae Falconidae Sagittariidae The order Falconiformes is a group of about 290 species of birds that include the diurnal birds of prey. ... In one of the most common of the several ways in which the raptors are classified, the order Accipitriformes includes most of the diurnal birds of prey: hawks, eagles, vultures, and many others: about 225 species in all. ... Binomial name Pandion haliaetus (Linnaeus, 1758) The Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) is a medium large raptor which is a specialist fish-eater with a worldwide distribution. ... Subfamilies Elaninae Perninae Milvinae Accipitrinae Buteoninae Aegypiinae Circinae Circaetinae The Accipitridae is one of the two main families within the order Falconiformes (the diurnal birds of prey). ... Binomial name Sagittarius serpentarius (Miller,JF, 1779) The Secretary Bird, Sagittarius serpentarius, is an extraordinary member of the bird of prey family. ... Genera Daptrius Phalcoboenus Polyborus Milvago Herpetotheres Micrastur Spiziapteryx Polihierax Microhierax Falco The family Falconidae includes about 60 species of diurnal birds of prey, notably the falcons and caracaras. ... 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. ... Genera Grus Anthropoides Balearica Bugeranus Cranes are large, long-legged and long-necked birds of the order Gruiformes, and family Gruidae. ... Binomial name Aramus guarauna (Linnaeus, 1766) The Limpkin, Aramus guarauna, is an odd bird that looks like a large rail, but is skeletally closer to the cranes. ... The trumpeters are a small family of birds restricted to the forests of the Amazon basin in South America. ... 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... Genera and Species Podica senegalensis Heliopais personata Heliornis fulica The Heliornithidae are a small family of tropical birds with webbed lobes on their feet similar to those of grebes and coots. ... Binomial name Rhynochetos jubatus Verreaux & DesMurs, 1860 The Kagu (Rhynochetos jubatus) is a long-legged greyish bird found in the dense mountain forests of New Caledonia. ... Binomial name Eurypiga helias (Pallas, 1781) The Sunbittern (Eurypiga helias) is a bittern-like bird of tropical regions of the Americas. ... Genera and species Cariama cristata Chunga burmeisteri The Seriemas are a small and ancient family of tropical South American birds, belonging to the family Cariamidae, that are related to the rails and bustards. ... Genera See text Bustards are large terrestrial birds mainly associated with dry open country and steppes in the Old World. ... 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 Actitis Aphriza Arenaria Bartramia Calidris Catoptrophorus Coenocorypha Eurynorhynchus Gallinago Heterosceles Limicola Limnodromus Limosa Limnocryptes Numenius Steganopus Phalaropus Philomachus Prosobonia Scolopax Tringa Tryngites Xenus 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. ... 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 Pagophila Larus Rissa Creagus Xema Rhodostethia Gulls are seabirds in the family Laridae and subfamily Lari. ... The Skimmers are a small family of tern-like birds in the order Charadriiformes, which also includes the waders, gulls and auks. ... 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. ... Genera Stercorarius Catharacta The skuas are seabirds in the family Stercorariidae. ... Glareolidae is a family of birds in the wader suborder Charadri. ... Species Pluvianus aegyptius Cursorius cursor Cursorius temminckii Cursorius coromandelius Cursorius rufus Rhinoptilus africanus Rhinoptilus cinctus Rhinoptilus chalcopterus Rhinoptilus bitorquatus The Coursers are a group of birds which together with the pratincoles make up the family Glareolidae. ... Species see text The Pratincoles are a group of birds which together with the coursers and Egyptian Plover make up the family Glareolidae. ... 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. ... The buttonquails or hemipodes are a small family of birds which resemble, but are unrelated to, the true quails. ... Genera Burhinus Esacus The stone-curlews or thick-knees are a group of largely tropical waders in the family Burhinidae. ... The sheathbills are a small family of birds confined to Antarctic regions. ... 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 Ibidorhyncha struthersii Vigors, 1832 The Ibisbill (Ibidorhyncha struthersii) is a bird related to the waders, but sufficiently distinctive to merit its own family Ibidorhynchidae. ... Species Recurvirostra avosetta Recurvirostra americana Recurvirostra novaehollandiae Recurvirostra andina Himantopus himantopus Himantopus mexicanus Himantopus novaezelandiae Cladorhynchus leucocephalus Recurvirostridae is a family of birds in the wader suborder Charadrii. ... Species Recurvirostra avosetta Recurvirostra americana Recurvirostra novaehollandiae Recurvirostra andina The four species of Avocets are waders in the same bird family as the stilts. ... † See also Avocet The stilts are waders in the same bird family as the Avocets. ... Genus Haematopus Linnaeus 1758 The Oystercatchers are a group of waders; they form the family Haematopodidae, which has a single genus, Haematopus. ... The bird family Charadriidae includes the plovers, dotterels, and lapwings, about 64 to 66 species in all. ... Genera Pterocles Syrrhaptes The sandgrouse are a group of 16 near passerine bird species in the order Pteroclidiformes. ... Genera Pterocles Syrrhaptes The sandgrouse are a group of 16 near passerine bird species in the order Pteroclidiformes. ... Families Columbidae Raphidae (extinct) Sam Walton Sam Walton started the largest retailer in the world; Wal-Mart. ... A raphidae is a type of bird in other words a dodo bird it is a wingless bird and eats fruit from falling trees. ... Subfamilies see article text Feral Rock Pigeon beside Weiming Lake, Peking University Dove redirects here. ... Families Cacatuidae Psittacidae The order Psittaciformes (Parrots) includes about 353 species of bird which are generally grouped into two families: the Cacatuidae or cockatoos, and the Psittacidae or true parrots. ... Genera Probosciger Calyptorhynchus Callocephalon Eolophus Cacatua Nymphicus A cockatoo is any of about 20 species of bird belonging to the family Cacatuidae. ... It has been suggested that True parrots be merged into this article or section. ... 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. ... Genera Corythaeola Tauraco Ruwenzorornis Musophaga Corythaixoides Crinifer The turacos, plantain eaters and go-away birds make up the bird family Musophagidae (literally banana-eaters). ... Genera See text. ... Binomial name Ophisthocomus hoazin Muller, 1776 The Hoatzin (Ophisthocomus hoazin) is an odd species of tropical bird which is found in the swamps associated with the Amazon and Orinoco rivers of South America. ... For uses of the word Owl as a three letter acronym, see OWL. Families Strigidae Tytonidae An owl is any of some 200+ species of solitary nocturnal birds of prey in the order Strigiformes. ... Genera Tyto Phodilus Barn owls (family Tytonidae) are one of the two generally accepted families of owls, the other being the typical owls, Strigidae. ... Genera Aegolius: saw-whet owls Asio: eared owls Athene Bubo: horned owls Ciccaba Glaucidium: pygmy owls Jubula Ketupa Lophostrix Micrathene: elf owls Mimizuku Nesasio Ninox Otus: scops owls Pseudoscops Pulsatrix Pyrroglaux: palau owls Sceloglaux Scotopelia Speotyto Strix: earless owls Surnia: hawk owls Uroglaux Xenoglaux Typical owls (family Strigidae) are one... Families Steatornithidae Podargidae Aegothelidae Nyctibiidae Caprimulgidae The Caprimulgiformes is an order of birds that includes the cosmopolitan nightjars, the frogmouths of Australasia and Southeast Asia, the South American potoos and Oilbird, and the Australasian owlet-nightjars. ... Binomial name Steatornis caripensis Humboldt, 1817 The Oilbird (Steatornis caripensis) is a slim, long-winged bird related to the nightjars. ... The frogmouths are a group of nocturnal birds related to the nightjars. ... The potoos are large near passerine birds related to the nightjars and frogmouths. ... Owlet-nightjars are small nocturnal birds related to the nightjars and New Guinea, but some species extend to Australia, the Moluccas, and New Caledonia. ... Genera Nyctiprogne Podager Lurocalis Chordeiles Nyctidromus Phalaenoptilus Siphonorhis Nyctiphrynus Caprimulgus Macrodipteryx Hydropsalis Uropsalis Macropsalis Eleothreptus Eurostopodus Nightjars are medium-sized nocturnal birds with long wings, short legs and very short bills that usually nest on the ground. ... Families Apodidae Hemiprocnidae Traditionally, the bird order Apodiformes contained three families: the swifts, Apodidae, the tree swifts, Hemiprocnidae, and the hummingbirds, Trochilidae. ... For other meanings of the word Swift see Swift (disambiguation). ... † see also: Hummingbird Swift The tree swifts or crested swifts are aerial near passerine birds, closely related to the true swifts. ... For the Australian jangle pop band, see The Hummingbirds. ... 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. ... 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. ... Genera Apaloderma Euptilotis Harpactes Pharomachrus Priotelus Trogon Ref: ITIS 178094 2002-10-06 The trogons and quetzals are birds in the order Trogoniformes. ... Genera Apaloderma Euptilotis Harpactes Pharomachrus Priotelus Trogon Ref: ITIS 178094 2002-10-06 The trogons and quetzals are birds in the order Trogoniformes. ... 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. ... Genera Alcedo Ceyx Ispidina The river kingfishers or Alcedinidae, are one of the three families of bird in the kingfisher group. ... Genera Actenoides Carydonax Cittura Clytoceyx Halcyon Lacedo Melidora Pelargopsis Tanysiptera Dacelo Syma Todirhamphus The tree kingfishers or wood kingfishers, family Halcyonidae, are the most numerous of the three families of birds in the kingfisher group. ... Genera Megaceryle Ceryle Chloroceryle The water kingfishers or Cerylidae are one of the three families of bird in the kingfisher group, and are also known as the belted kingfishers or cerylid kingfishers. ... Genera Todus The todies are a family of tropical birds in the order Coraciiformes, which also includes the kingfishers, bee-eaters and rollers. ... Genera Aspatha Baryphthengus Electron Eumomota Hylomanes Momotus The motmots or Momotidae are a family of tropical birds in the order Coraciiformes, which also includes the kingfishers, bee-eaters and rollers. ... Genera Nyctyornis Meropogon Merops The bee-eaters are a group of near passerine birds in the family Meropidae. ... Binomial name Leptosomus discolor (Hermann, 1783) The Cuckoo Roller, Leptosomus discolor, is the only bird in the family Leptosomatidae, part of the order Coraciiformes, which also includes the kingfishers, bee-eaters and rollers. ... Genera Brachypteracias Atelornis Uratelornis The ground rollers are a small family of non-migratory near-passerine birds restricted to Madagascar. ... The word roller can mean:- Some species of birds: see hereinunder. ... Binomial name Upupa epops Linnaeus, 1758 The Hoopoe Upupa epops is in the same order of often colourful near passerine birds as the kingfishers, bee-eaters, and rollers. ... Genera Phoeniculus Rhinopomastos The Woodhoopoes are an small African family of near passerine birds. ... Genera Aceros Anorrhinus Anthracoceros Buceros Bucorvus Ceratogymna (=Bycanistes) Ocyceros Penelopides Tockus Hornbills (Family Bucerotidae) are a group of birds whose bill is shaped like a cows horn, but without a twist, sometimes with a casque on the upper mandible. ... 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 Galbalcyrhynchus Brachygalba Jacamaralcyon Galbula Jacamerops The jacamars are near passerine birds from tropical South America, extending up to Mexico. ... Genera Notharchus Bucco Nystalus Hypnelus Micromonacha Nonnula Hapaloptila Chelidoptera Malacoptila Monasa The puffbirds and their relatives in the near passerine bird family Bucconidae are tropical near passerine birds from Mexico. ... This article is about the Barbet family of birds. ... Genera Indicator Melichneutes Prodotiscus Honeyguide birds, also known as honey birds, indicator birds, and simply honeyguides, (family Indicatoridae) are several dull-colored near passerine bird species of the order Piciformes, notable for their method of obtaining food. ... Genera Aulacorhynchus Pteroglossus Baillonius Andigena Selenidera Ramphastos Toucans (in Portuguese: Tucano, Spanish: Tucán) are tropical near passerine birds from South America. ... Genera Many, see text. ... Families Many, see text A passerine is a bird of the giant order Passeriformes. ... The suborder Tyranni (the suboscines) of passerine birds include about 1,000 fairly primitive species, the large majority of which are South American. ... Genera Many, see text. ... Genera Acanthisitta Rifleman Xenicus Traversia (extinct) Pachyplichas (extinct) The New Zealand wrens, family Acanthisittidae, are tiny passerines restricted to New Zealand. ... Species See text. ... Genera Many, see text. ... Genera Many, see text. ... Genera Formicarius Chamaeza Pittasoma Grallaria Hylopezus Myrmothera Grallaricula The Formicariidae are a family of smallish passerine bird species of subtropical and tropical Central and South America. ... Genus Conopophaga The gnateaters are a family of eight small passerine bird species found in South America. ... Genera Pteroptochos Scelorchilus Rhinocrypta Teledromas Liosceles Psilorhamphus Merulaxis Melanopareia Eugralla Myornis Scytalopus Acropternis The Tapaculos are a family of eight small passerine bird species found in South America. ... Genera Many, see text. ... Genera Chloropipo Manacus Corapipo Chiroxiphia Pipra Lepidothrix Antilophia Masius Machaeropterus Xenopipo Heterocercus Neopelma Ilicura Tyranneutes Tyranneutes The manakins are a family of some sixty small passerine bird species of subtropical and tropical Central and South America. ... Genera Philepitta Neodrepanis The asities are a family of small passerine bird species found in Madagascar. ... A songbird is a bird belonging to the suborder Oscines of Passeriformes (ca. ... Scrub-birds are shy, secretive, ground-dwelling birds of the family Atrichornithidae. ... Species Menura novaehollandiae Menura alberti A Lyrebird is either of two species of ground-dwelling Australian birds, most notable for their extraordinary ability to mimic natural and artificial sounds from their environment. ... Species Turnagra capensis Turnagra tanagra The family Turnagridae consisted of two species of Piopio, passerine birds native to New Zealand, both of which are now considered extinct. ... For other uses, see Lark (disambiguation). ... Genera Many, see text. ... Genera Anthus Tmetothylacus Motacilla Dendronanthus Macronyx The Motacillidae are a family of small passerine birds with medium to long tails. ... Genera Coracina Campochaera Lalage Campephaga Pericrocotus Hemipus The cuckoo-shrikes are small to medium-sized passerine bird species found in the subtropical and tropical Africa, Asia and Australasia. ... Genera See text. ... The kinglets or crests are a small group of birds often included in the Old World warblers, but frequently given family status because they also resemble the titmice. ... Genus Chloropsis The Leafbirds are a family of small passerine bird species found in India and southeast Asia. ... Genus Aegithina The ioras are a family of small passerine bird species found in India and southeast Asia. ... Genus Phainoptila Ptilogonys Phainopepla The silky-flycatchers are a small family of passerine birds which occur mainly in Central America, although the range of one species, the Phainopepla, extends into the southwestern USA. They are related to waxwings, and like that group have a soft silky plumage, usually grey or... Species Bombycilla garrulus Bombycilla japonica Bombycilla cedrorum This is a group of passerine birds characterised by soft silky plumage and unique red tips to some of the wing feathers. ... Binomial name Hypocolius ampelinus Bonaparte, 1850 The Grey Hypocolius (Hypocolius ampelinus; alternative name Hypocolius) is a small passerine bird species. ... Binomial name Dulus dominicus (Linnaeus, 1766) The Palmchat, Dulus dominicus, is a small passerine bird which is the sole member of the family Dulidae. ... Species Cinclus cinclus Cinclus leucocephalus Cinclus mexicanus Cinclus pallasii Cinclus schulzi Dippers are members of the genus Cinclus in the family Cinclidae. ... This article is about the bird. ... Genera Cinclocerthia Dumetella Margarops Melanoptila Melanotis Mimodes Mimus Nesomimus Oreoscoptes Ramphocinclus Toxostoma The Mimids are a New World family of passerine birds that includes thrashers, mockingbirds, tremblers, and the New World catbirds. ... Genus Prunella (Vieillot, 1816) The accentors are in the only bird family, Prunellidae, which is completely endemic to the Palearctic. ... Genera 22 genera, see text The Thrushes, family Turdidae, are a group of passerine birds that occur mainly but not exclusively in the Old World. ... Genera Many: see text The Cisticolidae family of small passerine birds is a group of about 110 warblers found mainly in warmer southern regions of the Old World. ... Genus Many: see text The Old World Warblers, family Sylviidae, are a group of more than 280 small insectivorous passerine bird species. ... Genus Microbates Ramphocaenus Polioptila The 15 species of small passerine birds in the gnatcatcher family occur in North and South America. ... Genera many:see text The Old World flycatcher family Muscicapidae is a large family of small passerine birds restricted to the Old World. ... Genera Megabyas Bias Pseudobias Platysteira Batis Lanioturdus The wattle-eyes or puffback flycatchers are small stout passerine birds of the African tropics. ... Genera Poecilodryas Heteromyias Plesiodryas Gennaeodryas Peneothello Tregellasia Eopsaltria Melanodyas Monachella Microeca Eugerygone Petroica Pachycephalopsis Drymodes The bird family Petroicidae includes roughly 45 species in about 15 genera. ... Subfamilies Falcunculinae Pachycephalinae The family Pachycephalidae includes the whistlers, shrike-thrushes, shrike-tits, pitohuis and Crested Bellbird, and is part of the Australo-Papuan corvid lineage. ... Genus Picathartes The picathartes, rockfowl or bald crows are a small family of two passerine bird species found in the rain-forests of tropical west and central Africa. ... Genera almost 50: see text The Old World babblers are a large family of Old World passerine birds. ... The Pomatostomidae or Australo-Papuan babblers are small to medium-sized birds endemic to Australia-New Guinea. ... The parrotbills are a small family of Old World passerine birds. ... Species Orthonyx temminckii Orthonyx spaldingii Orthonyx novaeguineae Orthonyx is the scientific name given in 1820, by C. J. Temminck, to a little bird, which, from the straightness of its claws character somewhat exaggerated by himits large feet and spiny tail, he judged to be generically distinct from any other form. ... The family Cinclosomatidae contains 9 species of passerine bird, including the 3 whipbirds, 2 wedgebills, and the quail-thrushes. ... Long-tailed tits are a group of small passerine birds with medium to long tails. ... Genera Malurus Sipodotus Clytomyias Stipiturus Amytornis The Maluridae are a family of small, insectivouous passerine birds endemic to Australia and New Guinea. ... Species Neositta miranda N. chrysoptera The sitellas are a family of small passerine birds found only in Australasia. ... There are 7 species of Australasian treecreeper in the passerine bird family Climacteridae. ... Genera see text The tits, chickadees, and titmice, family Paridae, are a large family of small passerine birds which occur in the northern hemisphere and Africa. ... Species 22 species, see text The nuthatches are a family, Sittidae, of generally very similar small passerine birds found throughout the Northern hemisphere. ... Binomial name Tichodroma muraria (Linnaeus, 1766) The Wallcreeper (Tichodroma muraria) is sometimes considered to be a member of the nuthatch family, Sittidae, which contains 23 species of passerine bird. ... Species C. familiaris C. brachydactyla C. americana C. himalayana C. nipalensis C. discolor The treecreepers are a group of very similar small passerines found throughout the Northern hemisphere. ... Species The Philippine creepers are a family of small passerines found in the Philippines. ... The penduline tits are a group of small passerine birds, related to the true tits. ... This article is about the sunbird family of birds. ... Genus Melanocharis Sclater, 1858, Toxorhamphus Stresemann , 1914 The Melanocharitidae, the berrypeckers and longbills, is a small bird family restricted to the forests of New Guinea. ... Genus Oreocharis Salvadori, 1876, Paramythia De Vis, 1892 The Paramythiidae is a very small bird family restricted to the mountain forests of New Guinea. ... Genera Prionochilus Dicaeum The flowerpeckers are a family of passerine birds found in tropical southern Asia and Australasia from India east to the Philippines and south to Australia. ... Subfamilies Pardalotinae Dasyornithinae Acanthizinae The large and diverse passerine bird family Pardalotidae includes the pardalotes, scrubwrens, thornbills, gerygones and allies. ... Genera Cleptornis Heleia Hypocryptadius Lophozosterops Madanga Megazosterops Oculocincta Rukia Speirops Tephrozosterops Woodfordia Zosterops Apalopteron The white-eyes are small passerine birds native to tropical and sub-tropical Africa, southern Asia and Australasia. ... Genus Promerops The sugarbirds are a small family of passerine birds which are restricted to Africa. ... Genera  Anthochaera  Acanthagenys  Plectorhyncha  Philemon  Xanthornyzma  Entomyzon  Manorina  Xanthotis  Meliphaga  Lichenostomus  Melithreptus  Notiomystis  Glycichaera  Lichmera  Trichodere  Grantiella  Phylidonyris  Ramsayornis  Conopophila  Acanthorhynchus  Certhionyx  Myzomela  Anthornis  Prosthemadera  Epthianura  Ashbyia The honeyeaters are a large and diverse family of small to medium sized birds most common in Australia and New Guinea, but also... Genera Oriolus Sphecotheres Orioles are colourful Old World passerine birds in the family Oriolidae. ... Genus Irena The two fairy-bluebirds are small passerine bird species found in forests and plantations in tropical southern Asia and The Philippines. ... Genera Lanius Eurocephalus Corvinella A shrike is a passerine bird of the family Laniidae which is known for its habit of catching other birds and small animals and impaling the uneaten portions of their bodies on thorns. ... Genus Nilaus Dryoscopus Tchagra Laniarius Rhodophoneus Telophorus Malaconotus The bushshrikes are smallish passerine bird species. ... Genus Prionops Tephrodornis Philentoma The helmetshrikes are smallish passerine bird species. ... Genera Calicalicus Schetba Vanga Falculea Artamella Leptopterus Cyanolanius Oriolia Euryceros Tylas Hypositta Xenopirostris The vangas are a group of little-known small to medium sized passerine birds restricted to Madagascar. ... Subfamilies Monarchinae Rhipidurinae Dicrurinae The family Dicruridae is a relatively recent grouping of a number of seemingly very different birds, mostly from the southern hemisphere, which are more closely related than they at first appear. ... Genera  Callaeas  Philesturnus  Heteralocha The small bird family Callaeidae is restricted to New Zealand. ... Species  Corcorax melanorhamphos  Struthidea cinerea The very small and rather unusual passerine family Corcorachidae now contains just two superficially dissimilar species: the White-winged Chough and the Apostlebird. ... Subfamilies Artaminae Cracticinae The family Artamidae gathers together 20 species of mostly crow-like birds native to Australasia and nearby areas. ... Binomial name Pityriasis gymnocephala (Temminck, 1836) The Bornean Bristlehead, Pityriasis gymnocephala, is a passerine bird, the only member of the family Pityriaseidae. ... For the flowering plant of this name, see Strelitzia Genera Cicinnurus Diphyllodes Epimachus Lophorina Manucodia Paradisaea Parotia Ptiloris Seleucidis Lesser Bird of Paradise Paradisaea minor (c)Roderick Eime The birds of paradise are members of the family Paradisaeidae of the order Passeriformes, found in Oceania. ... Genera  Ailuroedus  Archboldia  Amblyornis  Prionodura  Sericulus  Ptilonorhynchus  Chlamydera The 19 bowerbirds and catbirds make up the family Ptilonorhynchidae. ... Genera many, see article text Corvidae is a family of oscine passerine birds that contains the crows, ravens, rooks, jackdaws, jays, magpies, treepies and nutcrackers (Clayton and Emery 2005, [1]). Collectively its members are called corvids and there are over 120 species. ... Genera Aplonis Poeoptera Grafisia Onychognathus Lamprotornis Aplonis Aplonis Cinnyricinclus Speculipastor Neochicla Spreo Cosmoparus Sarroglossa Creatophora Fregilupus (extinct) Sturnus Leucopsar Basilornis Streptocitta Sarcops Scissirostrum See also Myna, Oxpecker Starlings are small to medium-sized passerine birds in the family Sturnidae. ... Genera The bird family Passeridae includes the Old World or true sparrows and, depending on the authority consulted, their close relatives, the estrildid finches. ... Genera Many:see text The Weavers are small passerine birds related to the finches. ... Genera Many:see text The estrildid finches are small passerine birds of the Old World tropics and Australasia. ... Genus Vidua For the pirate ship Whydah, see Whydah Gally The Indigobirds and whydahs, are small passerine birds native to Africa. ... Genera Vireo Hylophilus Vireolanius Cyclarhis The vireos are a group of small to medium sized passerine birds restricted to the New World. ... Genera Many, see text Finches are seed-eating passerine birds, the many species of which are found chiefly in the northern hemisphere, but also to a limited extent in Africa and South America. ... Genera Telespiza Psittirostra Dysmorodrepanis Loxioides Rhodacanthis Chloridops Pseudonestor Hemignathus Oreomystis Paroreomyza Loxops Ciridops Vestiaria Drepanis Palmeria Himatione Melamprosops Hawaiian honeycreepers are small passerine birds endemic to Hawaii. ... Binomial name Peucedramus taeniatus (Du Bus de Gisignies, 1847) The Olive Warbler, Peucedramus taeniatus , is a small passerine bird, the only member of the family Peucedramidae. ... This article refers to the New World wood warbler family of birds, the Parulidae. ... Binomial name Coereba flaveola (Linnaeus, 1758) The Bananaquit, Coereba flaveola, is a passerine bird, the only member of the family Coerebidae. ... Genera many: see text The tanagers are a large group of small to medium-sized passerine birds restricted to the New World, mainly in the tropics. ... The Emberizidae are a large family of passerine birds. ... The Cardinals or Cardinalidae are a family of passerine birds living in North and South America. ... The Icterids are a group of small to medium, often colourful passerine birds restricted to the New World. ...

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For regions smaller than continents see: Acacia Pied Barbet African Black Oystercatcher African Darter African Grey Hornbill African Hawk African Hoopoe African Jacana African Pipit Black-breasted Eagle Blue Crane Brown-hooded Kingfisher Brown Snake Eagle Bushveld Pipit Cape Comorant Cape Sugarbird Cape Wagtail Cape White-eye Common Kestrel Common Ostrich Crested Barbet Dusky Lark Dwarf... This article is 100 KB or more in size. ... // This list is based on the Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds list, May 2002 update, with the doubtfuls omitted. ... Australia has about 800 species of bird, ranging from the tiny 8 cm Weebill to the huge, flightless Emu. ... In this article, Europe refers to the geographical continent, not the somewhat larger Western Palearctic, which includes parts of the Middle East and north Africa. ... New mexicos state bird is the toucan. ... Since 1500, over 100 species of birds have become extinct, and this rate of extinction seems to be increasing. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...

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