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Birds of Europe

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, Eider, Swan
    

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

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

COLUMBIFORMES - Dove, Pigeon
 

CORACIFORMES - Bee-eater, Kingfisher, Roller
  

GALLIFORMES - Francolin, Grouse, Ptarmigan, Pheasant
    

GRUIFORMES - Coot, Moorhen, Crane
  

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

PICOFORMES - Woodpecker


PODICIPEDIFORMES - Grebe


PROCELLARIIFORMES- Shearwater, Fulmar, Petrel
  

STRIGIFORMES - Owls   (see also Acciipitriformes for more raptors)
   


PASSERIFORMES

ALAUDIDAE - Lark
 
CORVIDAE - Crow, Raven, Jay, Magpie, Rook
    
EMBERIZIDAE - Bunting, Sparrow      See also   PASSERIDAE
 
ESTRILDIDAE - Finch. Cordon-bleu, Mannikin, Waxbill         See also  FRINGILLIDAE
  
FRINGILLIDAE - Brambling, Goldfinch, Linnet, Redpoll, Siskin  See Also ESTRILDIDAE
    
HIRUNDINIDAE - Martin, Swallow     See also TYRANNIDAE
 
LANIDAE - Shrike

MUSCICAPIDAE - Old World Flycatchers: Bluethroat, Robin, Stonechat, Thrush, Wheatear    See also TURDIDAE
    
PARIDAE - Tit

PASSERIDAE - Old World Sparrow   See also EMBERIZIDAE

SITTIDAE - Nuthatch

STURNIDAE - Myna, Starling
 
TROGLDYTIDAE -  Wren

TURDIDAE - Blackbird (Old World), Fieldfare, Redwing, Thrush    See also MUSCICAPIDAE
     


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