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Birds of The WORLD

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
    

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

COLUMBIFORMES - Dove, Pigeon
 

CORACIFORMES - Bee-eater, Kingfisher, Motmot, Roller
   

GALLIFORMES - Francolin, Grouse, Ptarmigan, Pheasant, Quail
    

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

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

PICOFORMES- Barbet, Aracari, Toucan, Toucanet, Woodpecker
   

PODICIPEDIFORMES - Grebes


PROCELLARIIFORMES- Albatross, Shearwater, Fulmar, Petrel
   

STRIGIFORMES - Owls   (see also Acciipitriformes for more raptors)
   


PASSERIFORMES

ALAUDIDAE - Lark
 
CARDINALIDAE - Bunting, Cardinal, Grosbeak, Tanager      See also THRAUPIDAE
   
CORVIDAE - Crow, Raven, Jay, Magpie, Rook
    
EMBERIZIDAE - Bunting, Junco, Sparrow, Towhees      See also   PASSERIDAE
   
ESTRILDIDAE - Finch, Cordon-bleu, Mannikin, Waxbill         See also  FRINGILLIDAE
   
FRINGILLIDAE - Canary, Finch, Goldfinch, Grosbeak, Siskin     See Also ESTRILDIDAE
    
HIRUNDINIDAE - Martin, Swallow     See also TYRANNIDAE
 
ICTERIDAE - Blackbird, Cowbird, Grackle, Meadowlark, Oriole
    
LANIDAE - Shrike
  
MIMIDAE - Catbird, Mockingbird, Thrasher
  
MUSCICAPIDAE - Old World Flycatchers: Bluethroat, Robin, Robin-Chat. Thrush, Wheatear    See also TURDIDAE
    
PARIDAE - Chickadee, Tit, Titmouse
  
PASSERIDAE - Old World Sparrow   See also EMBERIZIDAE

PAULIDAE - Parula, Redstart, Warbler, Yellowthroat 
   
SITTIDAE - Nuthatch

STURNIDAE - Myna, Oxpecker, Starling
  
THRAUPIDAE - Cardinal, Tanagers   See also CARDINALIDAE

TROGLDYTIDAE -  Wren

TURDIDAE - Blackbird (Old World), Bluefird, Fieldfare, Redwing, Thrush    See also MUSCICAPIDAE
      
TYRANNIDAE - Flycatcher, Kingbird, Pewee, Phoebe     See also HIRUNDINIDAE
   
VIREONIDAE -  Vireo



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