Kinds of Bird families

Bird families of the world

An incomplete list that includes families from
Sibley and Monroe and other sources.

Scientific name -- Other names
Acanthisittidae -- New zealand wrens
Acanthizidae -- Australo-Papuan Warblers
Accipitridae -- Hawks; Eagles
Aegithalidae -- Long-tailed Tits
Aegithinidae -- Ioras
Aegothelidae -- Owlet-Nightjars
Alaudidae -- Larks
Alcedinidae -- Alcedinid Kingfishers
Alcidae -- Auks
Anatidae -- Swans; Geese; Ducks
Anhimidae -- Screamers
Anhingidae -- Darters; Anhingas
Anseranatidae -- Magpie Goose
Apodidae -- Swifts; Typical Swifts
Apterygidae -- Kiwis
Aramidae -- Limpkin
Ardeidae -- Herons
Artamidae -- Woodswallows
Atrichornithidae -- Scrub-birds
Balaenicipitidae -- Shoebill
Batrachostomidae -- Asian Frogmouths
Bernieridae -- Malagasy Warblers
Bombycillidae -- Waxwings
Brachypteraciidae -- Ground-Rollers
Bucconidae -- Puffbirds
Bucerotidae -- Hornbills; Typical Hornbills
Bucorvidae -- Ground-Hornbills
Buphagidae -- Oxpeckers
Burhinidae -- Thick-knees
Cacatuidae -- Cockatoos
Callaeatidae -- New Zealand Wattlebirds
Campephagidae -- Cuckoo-Shrikes
Capitonidae -- American Barbets
Caprimulgidae -- Nightjars
Cardinalidae -- Cardinals; Grosbeaks
Cariamidae -- Seriemas
Casuariidae -- Cassowaries
Cathartidae -- New World Vultures
Centropidae -- Coucals
Certhiidae -- Creepers; Northern Creepers
Cerylidae -- Cerylid Kingfishers
Chaetopidae -- Rockjumpers
Charadriidae -- Plovers
Chionidae -- Sheathbills
Chloropseidae -- Leafbirds
Ciconiidae -- Storks
Cinclidae -- Dippers
Cinclosomatidae -- Quail-Thrushes
Cisticolidae -- Cisticolas; African Warblers
Climacteridae -- Australasian Treecreepers; Australo-Papuan Treecreepers
Cnemophilidae -- Cnemophilines; Satinbirds
Coccyzidae -- American Cuckoos
Coliidae -- Mousebirds
Colluricinclidae -- Shrike-thrushes; Pitohuis
Columbidae -- Pigeons; Doves
Conopophagidae -- Gnateaters
Coraciidae -- Rollers; Typical Rollers
Corcoracidae -- Apostlebirds
Corvidae -- Crows; Jays
Cotingidae -- Cotingas
Cracidae -- Curassows; Guans
Cracticidae -- Butcherbirds; Bellmagpies
Crotophagidae -- Anis
Cuculidae -- Cuckoos; Coucals; Anis; Old World Cuckoos
Dasyornithidae -- Bristlebirds
Dendrocolaptidae -- Woodcreepers
Dendrocygnidae -- Whistling-Ducks
Dicaeidae -- Flowerpeckers
Dicruridae -- Drongos
Diomedeidae -- Albatrosses
Donacobiidae -- Donacobius
Drepanididae -- HawaiianHoneycreepers
Dromadidae -- Crab Plover
Dromaiidae -- Emu
Dulidae -- Palmchat
Emberizidae -- Sparrows; Old World Buntings
Estrildidae -- Waxbills
Eupetidae -- Whipbirds; Wedgebills; Jewel-babblers
Eurostopodidae -- Eared-Nightjars
Eurylaimidae -- Broadbills
Eurypygidae -- Sunbittern
Falconidae -- Falcons; Caracaras
Falcunculidae -- Shrike-Tits; Ploughbill
Formicariidae -- Ground Antbirds
Fregatidae -- Frigatebirds
Fringillidae -- Finches; Honey creepers
Furnariidae -- Ovenbirds; Furnarids
Galbulidae -- Jacamars
Gaviidae -- Loons
Glareolidae -- Coursers; Pratincoles
Gruidae -- Cranes
Haematopodidae -- Oystercatchers
Halcyonidae -- Halcyonid Kingfishers
Heliornithidae -- Finfoots; Sungrebes
Hemiprocnidae -- Treeswifts; Crested-Swifts
Hirundinidae -- Swallows; Martins
Hydrobatidae -- Storm-Petrels
Hypocoliidae -- Hypocolius
Ibidorhynchidae -- Ibisbill
Icteridae -- Icterids
Indicatoridae -- Honeyguides
Irenidae -- Fairy-Bluebirds
Jacanidae -- Jacanas
Laniidae -- True Shrikes
Laridae -- Gulls
Leptosomidae -- Cuckoo-Rollers
Lybiidae -- African Barbets; Tinkerbirds
Machaerirhynchidae -- Boatbills
Malaconotidae -- Bush-Shrikes
Maluridae -- Fairywrens; Grasswrens
Megalaimidae -- Asian Barbets
Megaluridae -- Grassbirds
Megapodiidae -- Megapodes
Melanocharitidae -- Berrypeckers; Longbills; Solitary Berrypeckers
Meliphagidae -- Honeyeaters
Menuridae -- Lyrebirds
Meropidae -- Bee-eaters
Mesitornithidae -- Mesites
Mimidae -- Thrashers; Mimids
Momotidae -- Motmots
Monarchidae -- Monarch-flycatchers
Motacillidae -- Pipits; Wagtails
Muscicapidae -- Old World Flycatchers; Chats
Musophagidae -- Turacos
Nectariniidae -- Sunbirds; Spiderhunters
Neomorphidae -- Roadrunners
Neosittidae -- Sittellas
Numididae -- Guineafowl; Guineafowls
Nyctibiidae -- Potoos
Odontophoridae -- New World Quails
Opisthocomidae -- Hoatzin
Oriolidae -- OldWorld Orioles; Figbirds
Orthonychidae -- Logrunners
Otididae -- Bustards
Pachycephalidae -- Whistlers
Pandionidae -- Osprey
Paradisaeidae -- Birds-of-Paradise
Paradoxornithidae -- Parrotbills
Paramythiidae -- Painted Berrypeckers; Flock Berrypeckers
Pardalotidae -- Pardalotes
Paridae -- Tits; Chickadees
Parulidae -- New World Warblers
Passeridae -- OldWorld Sparrows; Sparrows
Pedionomidae -- Plains-wanderer
Pelecanidae -- Pelicans; Pelecans
Pelecanoididae -- Diving-Petrels
Petroicidae -- Australo-Papuan Robins
Peucedramidae -- Olive Warbler
Phaethontidae -- Tropicbirds
Phalacrocoracidae -- Cormorants
Phasianidae -- Pheasants; Partridges; Grouse; Turkeys
Philepittidae -- Asities
Phoenicopteridae -- Flamingos
Phoeniculidae -- Wood-Hoopoes; Scimitarbills; Woodhoopoes
Picathartidae -- Rockfowl
Picidae -- Woodpeckers
Pipridae -- Manakins
Pittidae -- Pittas
Pityriaseidae -- Bristlehead
Platysteiridae -- Wattle-eyes; Batises
Ploceidae -- Weavers
Pluvianellidae -- Magellanic Plover
Podargidae -- Frogmouths; Australian Frogmouths
Podicipedidae -- Grebes
Polioptilidae -- Gnatcatchers
Pomatostomidae -- Pseudo-babblers; Australo-Papuan Babblers
Prionopidae -- Helmet-Shrikes
Procellariidae -- Petrels; Shearwaters
Promeropidae -- Sugarbirds
Prunellidae -- Accentors
Pseudopodociidae -- Groundpecker
Psittacidae -- Parrots
Psophiidae -- Trumpeters
Pteroclidae -- Sandgrouse
Ptilogonatidae -- Silky-flycatchers
Ptilonorhynchidae -- Bowerbirds
Pycnonotidae -- Bulbuls
Rallidae -- Rails
Ramphastidae -- New World Barbets
Raphidae -- Dodos
Recurvirostridae -- Stilts; Avocets
Regulidae -- Kinglets
Remizidae -- Penduline Tits
Rhabdornithidae -- Rhabdornis; Philippine Creepers
Rheidae -- Rheas
Rhinocryptidae -- Tapaculos
Rhinopomastidae -- Scimitarbills
Rhipiduridae -- Fantails
Rhynochetidae -- Kagu
Rostratulidae -- Painted-snipe; Paintedsnipe
Rynchopidae -- Skimmers
Sagittariidae -- Secretarybird
Sapayoidae -- Sapayoa
Scolopacidae -- Sandpipers; Snipes; Phalaropes; Snipe
Scopidae -- Hamerkop
Semnornithidae -- Toucan-Barbets
Sittidae -- Nuthatches
Spheniscidae -- Penguins
Steatornithidae -- Oilbird
Stercorariidae -- Skuas; Jaegers
Sternidae -- Terns
Strigidae -- Typical Owls
Struthionidae -- Ostrich
Sturnidae -- Starlings; Mynas
Sulidae -- Boobies
Sylviidae -- Old World Warblers
Tetraonidae -- Grouse
Thamnophilidae -- Typical Antbirds
Thinocoridae -- Seedsnipes
Thraupidae -- Tanagers
Threskiornithidae -- Ibises
Tichodromidae -- Wallcreeper
Timaliidae -- Babblers
Tinamidae -- Tinamous
Todidae -- Todies
Trochilidae -- Hummingbirds
Troglodytidae -- Wrens
Trogonidae -- Trogons
Turdidae -- Thrushes
Turnicidae -- Buttonquails
Tyrannidae -- Tyrant Flycatchers
Tytonidae -- Barn Owls; Grass Owls
Upupidae -- Hoopoes
Vangidae -- Vangas
Viduidae -- Indigobirds
Vireonidae -- Vireos
Zosteropidae -- White-eyes

Updated: 2014-07-29 16:57:35

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