Table of the Orders and Families of Non-Passerine Birds

 

 


 
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Family Name Genera species Distibution
Order Family Name Genera species Distibution
Struthioniformes Struthionidae Ostriches 1 1 Africa
  Rheidae Rheas 1 2 South America
  Casuariidae Cassowaries 1 3 Australia, NewGuinea
  Dromiceiidae Emus 1 1 Australia
  Apterygidae Kiwis 1 3 NewZealand
Tinamiformes Tinamidae Tinamous 9 47 Central+South America
Craciformes Cracidae Chachalacas, Currasows and Guans 11 50 Central+South America
  Megapodiidae Scrubfowls, Malleefowl 6 19 Australasian, Pacific
Galliformes Phasianidae Pheasants, Grouse, Quails, Turkeys etc. 45 177 Old World
  Numididae Guineafowl 4 6 Africa
  Odontophoridae New World Quails 4 6 N. and S. America
Anseriformes Anhimidae Screamers 2 3 South America
  Anseranatidae Magpie Goose 1 1 Australasian
  Dendrocygnidae Whistling-ducks 2 9 Pantropical
  Anatidae Ducks, Geese and Swans 43 148 Worldwide
Turniciformes Turnicidae Buttonquails 2 17 Old World Australia
Piciformes Indicatoridae Honeyguides 4 17 Africa, Southern Asia
  Picidae Woodpeckers and Wrynecks 28 215 Worldwide
  Megalaimoidea Asian Barbets 3 26 Asia
  Lybiidae African Barbets 7 42 Africa
  Rhamphastidae New World Barbets and Toucans 9 55 South America
Galbuliformes Galbulidae Jacamars 5 18 Central+South America
  Bucconidae Puffbirds 10 33 Central+South America
Bucerotiformes Bucerotidae Typical Hornbills 8 54 Africa, Southern Asia
  Bucorvidae Ground Hornbills 1 2 Africa
Upupiformes Upupidae Hoopoes 1 2 Eurasia, Africa
  Phoeniculidae Woodhoopoes 1 5 Central Africa
  Rhinopomastidae Scimitarbills 1 3 Central Africa
Trogoniformes Trogonidae Trogons 6 39 Pantropical
Coraciiformes Coraciidae Typical Rollers 2 12 Old World Tropics
  Brachypteraciidae Ground Rollers 3 5 Madagascar
  Leptosomidae Cuckoo Rollers 1 1 Madagascar, Comores
  Momotidae Momots 6 9 Central+South America
  Todidae Todies 1 5 Greater Antilles
  Alcedinidae Alcedinid Kingfishers 3 24 Worldwide
  Dacelonidae Dacelonid Kingfishers 12 61 Australasia
  Cerylidae Cerylid Kingfishers 3 9 Worldwide
  Meropidae Bee-eaters 3 26 Africa, Eurasia, Australia
Coliiformes Coliidae Mousebirds 2 6 Central+South Africa
Cuculiformes Cuculidae Old World Cuckoos 17 79 Africa, Eurasia
  Centropodidae Coucals 1 30 Africa, Australasia
  Coccyzidae American Cuckoos 4 18 New World
  Opisthocomidae Hoatzin 1 1 Central+South America
  Crotophagidae Anis and Guira Cuckoo 2 4 Tropical New World
  Neomorphidae Roadrunners, Ground-cuckoos 5 11 North America, Asia
Psittaciformes Psittacidae Parrots and Allies 80 360 Worldwide
Apodiformes Apodidae Typical Swifts 18 99 Worldwide
  Hemiprocnidae Crested Swifts 1 4 Southeast Asia, Pacific
Trochiliformes Trochilidae Hermits and Hummingbirds 109 319 New World
Musophagiformes Musophagidae Plantain-eaters and
Touracos
5 23 Africa
Strigiformes Tytonidae Barn and Grass Owls 2 17 Worldwide
  Strigidae Typical Owls 23 161 Worldwide
  Aegothelidae Owlet-nightjars 1 8 Australia
  Podargidae Australian Frogmouths 1 3 Australia
  Batrachostomidae Asian Frogmouths 1 11 Southeast Asia
  Steatornithidae Oilbirds 1 1 South America
  Nyctibiidae Potoos 1 7 Central+South America
  Eurostopodidae Eared-nightjars 1 7 Australasia
  Caprimulgidae Nightjars and Nighthawks 14 76 Worldwide
Columbiformes Columbidae Pigeons and Doves 40 310 Worldwide
Gruiformes Eurypygidae Sunbitterns 1 1 Central+South America
  Otididae Bustards 6 25 Africa, Eurasia
  Gruidae Cranes 2 15 Northern Hemisphere
  Heliornithidae Limpkins and Sungrebes 4 4 Central+South America
  Psophiidae Trumpeters 1 3 South America
  Cariamidae Seriemas 2 2 South america
  Rhynochetidae Kagus 1 1 New Caladonia
  Rallidae Coots, Gallinules and Rails 34 142 Worldwide
  Mesitornithidae Mesites, Monias and Roatelos 2 3 Madagascar
Ciconiiformes Pteroclidae Sandgrouse 2 16 Africa and Eurasia
  Thinocoridae Seedsnipes 2 4 South America
  Pedionomidae Plains-wanderers 1 1 Australia
  Scolopacidae Curlews, Phalaropes, Sandpipers, Snipe etc 21 88 Worldwide
  Rostratulidae Paintedsnipe 1 2 Pantropical
  Jacanidae Jacanas 6 8 Pantropical
  Chionididae Sheathbills 1 2 Antarctic Islands
  Burhinidae Thick-knees 1 9 Pantropical
  Charadriidae Avocets, Lapwings, Stilts, Oystercatchers and Plovers 16 89 Worldwide
  Glareolidae Crab-plovers, Pratincoles 6 18 Worldwide
  Laridae Auks, Gulls, Skuas, Puffins 28 129 Worldwide
  Accipitridae Eagles, Hawks, Kites etc 65 250 Worldwide
  Sagittariidae Secretarybirds 1 1 Africa
  Falconidae Falcons, Caracaras 10 63 Worldwide
  Podicipedidae Grebes 6 21 Worldwide
  Phaethonitidae Tropicbirds 1 3 Pantropical
  Sulidae Boobies, Gannets 3 9 Worldwide
  Anhingidae Anhingas, Darters 1 4 Pantropical
  Phalacrocoracidae Cormorants, Shags 1 38 Worldwide
  Ardeidae Bitterns, Egrets, Herons 20 65 Worldwide
  Scopidae Hamerkops 1 1 Africa
  Phoenicopteridae Flamingos 1 5 Some Tropics
  Threskiornithidae Ibises, Spoonbills 14 34 Worldwide
  Pelecanidae Pelecans, Shoebills 2 9 Pantropical
  Ciconiidae New World Vultures, Storks 11 26 Worldwide
  Fregatidae Frigatebirds 1 5 Pantropical
  Spheniscidae Penguins 6 17 Southern Hemisphere
  Gaviidae Divers, Loons 1 5 Holarctic
  Procellariidae Albertrosses, Petrels, Shearwaters etc. 24 115 Worldwide

 

 

 


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