A List of the Orders of the Class Aves: Birds

I hope to eventually get something written about each order of birds, below is a list of the 23 current orders of birds, if the order name is not a live link then I have not had time to write anything yet.




Bird Order Common Names
Struthioniformes Cassowaries, Emus, Kiwis, Ostriches and Rheas
CraciformesChachalacas, Currasows, Guans, Malleefowl and Scrubfowls
Galliformes Grouse, Guineafowl, Quails, New World Quails, Pheasants and Turkeys
AnseriformesDucks, Geese, Screamers, Swans and Whistling-ducks
Piciformes Barbets, Honeyguides, Piculets, Woodpeckers and Wrynecks
Galbuliformes Jacamars and Puffbirds
Bucerotiformes Hornbills
Upupiformes Hoopoes and Scimitarbills
Trogoniformes Trogons
Coraciiformes Bee-eaters, Kingfishers, Motmots, Rollers and Todies
Coliiformes Colies or Mousebirds
Cuculiformes Anis, Coucals, Cuckooos, Hoatzin and Roadrunners
Psittaciformes Mawcaws and Parrots
Apodiformes Swifts
Trochiliformes Hermits and Hummingbirds
Musophagiformes Plantain-eaters and
Strigiformes Nightjars, Oilbirds, Owls, Owlet-nightjars and Potoos
Columbiformes Pigeons
Gruiformes Bustards, Coots, Cranes, Gallinules, Kagus, Limpkins, Mesites, Monias, Rails, Roatelos, Seriemas Sunbitterns, Sungrebes and Trumpeters
Ciconiiformes Albertrosses, Anhingas, Auks, Avocets, Bitterns, Boobies, Caracaras, Cormorants, Crab-plovers, Curlews, Darters, Divers, Eagles, Egrets, Falcons, Flamingos, Frigatebirds, Gannets, Grebes, Gulls, Hammerkops, Hawks, Herons, Ibises, Jacanas, Kites, Lapwings,Loons, Oystercatchers, Paintedsnipe, Pelecans, Penguins, Petrels, Phalaropes, Plains-wanderers, Plovers, Pratincoles, Puffins, Sandgrouse, Sandpipers, Secretarybirds, Seedsnipes, Shags, Shearwaters, Sheathbills, Shoebills, Skuas, Snipe, Spoonbills, Stilts, Storks, Thick-knees, Tropicbirds and Vultures,
Passeriformes Accentors, Antbirds, Asities, Babblers, Birds of Paradise, Bowerbirds, Bristlebirds, Broadbills, Bulbuls, Buntings, Bushtits, Cardinals, Catbirds, Chaffinches, Chats, Chickadees, Chowchillas, Cotingas, Crossbills, Crows, Dippers, Drongos, Emuwrens, Fairy-bluebirds, Fairywrens, Fantails, Finches, Flowerpeckers, Flycatchers, Goldfinches, Gnatcatchers, Gnateaters, Grass-warblers, Grasswrens, Greenbuls, Greenlets, Honeycreepers, Honeyeaters, Hypocolius, Jays, Kinglets, Larks, Laughingthrushes, Leafbirds, Leaf-warblers, Logrunners, Lyrebirds, Magpies, Manakins, Martins, Mockingbirds,Mynas, Northern Creepers, Nuthatches, Ovenbirds, Palmchats, Pardalotes, Peppershrikes, Pipits, Pittas, Robins, Ravens, Scrub-birds, Scrubwrens, Shrikes, Shrike-vireos, Silky-flycatchers, Sparrows, Spiderhunters, Starlings, Swallows, Sugarbirds, Sunbirds, Tapaculos, Thornbills, Tits, Tityras, Treecreepers, Thrushes,Tyrant Wattlebirds, Wag-tails, Wallcreepers, Waxwings, Weavers, White-eyes, Whydahs, Woodcreepers, Woodwarblers, Wrens, Wrentits, Vireos,
+ Loads more, if you have found the name yet it is probably part of this huge group






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