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Birds of Africa

Categories are provided to help identiy a bird. Species are grouped by Order and in some cases further grouped by Family. For example, the Passeriformes are grouped into Covidae, Icteridae, ... . For brevity, not all Orders have been listed.

ACCIPITRIFORMES - Eagle, Hawk, Kite, Vulture, Osprey  (see also Strigiformes for Raptors)
    

ANSERIFORMES - Duck, Goose, Shelduck, Swan
   

CHARADRIIFORMES - Gull, Tern, Skua,, Courser
   
CHARADRIIFORMES - Plover, Sandpiper, Stilt, Godwit, Oystercatcher
    

CICONIIFORMES - Egret, Heron, Ibis, Spoonbill, Stork (some may be placed in a new order)
    

COLUMBIFORMES - Dove, Pigeon
 

CORACIFORMES - Bee-eater, Kingfisher, Roller
  

GALLIFORMES - Francolin, Guineafowl
  

GRUIFORMES - Coot, Moorhen, Crane, Bustard  (Bustards probably belong in a new order)
   

PELECANIFORMES - Pelican, Frigate, Booby, Gannet, Cormorant   (This order is in a state of flux)
  

PICOFORMES- Barbet, Woodpecker
 

PODICIPEDIFORMES - Grebe


PROCELLARIIFORMES- Albatross, Petrel
 

STRIGIFORMES - Owls   (see also Acciipitriformes for more raptors)
   


PASSERIFORMES

ALAUDIDAE - Lark
 
CORVIDAE - Crow, Raven, Jay, Magpie
   
EMBERIZIDAE - Bunting      See also   PASSERIDAE

ESTRILDIDAE - Finch. Cordon-bleu, Waxbill         See also  FRINGILLIDAE
   
FRINGILLIDAE - Brambling, Canary, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Linnet   See Also ESTRILDIDAE
    
HIRUNDINIDAE - Martin, Swallow     See also TYRANNIDAE
 
LANIDAE - Shrike
   
MUSCICAPIDAE - Old World Flycatchers: Bluethroat, Robin, Robin-Chat, Thrush, Wheatear    See also TURDIDAE
    
PARIDAE - Tit
 
PASSERIDAE - Old World Sparrow   See also EMBERIZIDAE

STURNIDAE - Myna, Oxpecker, Starling
  

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