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Birds of Australasia

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 - Kingfisher


GALLIFORMES - Pheasant,, Quail
 

GRUIFORMES - Coot, Moorhen, Crane
  

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

PODICIPEDIFORMES - Grebe


PROCELLARIIFORMES- Shearwater, Fulmar, Petrel
   

STRIGIFORMES - Owls   (see also Acciipitriformes for more raptors)
   


PASSERIFORMES

CORVIDAE - Raven, Magpie
  
ESTRILDIDAE - Finch. Mannikin         See also FRINGILLIDAE
 
FRINGILLIDAE - Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Linnet     See Also ESTRILDIDAE
 
HIRUNDINIDAE - Swallow   

LANIDAE - Shrike

PASSERIDAE - Old World Sparrow  
 
STURNIDAE - Myna, Starling
 
TURDIDAE - Blackbird (Old World), Thrush    See also MUSCICAPIDAE
   


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