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The complete list of ORDERS within the Class AVES is given below.

Note that several of the orders have no surviving members: they are extinct.

Orders (30) Help 

Scientific Order Order Genera Species Extinct
ARCHAEOPTERYGIFORMES Archaeopteryx 1 1 Yes
HESPERORNITHIFORMES Fossil Marine birds 3 14 Yes
ICHTHYORNITHIFORMES Extinct toothed birds 2 2 Yes
STRUTHIONIFORMES Ostriches, Rheas, Cassowaries, Emus, Kiwis 5 15 No
TINAMIFORMES Tinamous 9 48 No
CRACIFORMES Guans, Chachalacas, Currassows, Megapodes 18 72 No
GALLIFORMES Quails, Pheasants and allies 61 224 No
AEPYORNITHIFORMES Elephant Birds (pleistocene - Recent, Madagascar) 1 7 Yes
ANSERIFORMES Ducks, Geese, Screamers and allies 52 176 No
TURNICIFORMES Button Quails 2 17 No
DINORNITHIFORMES Moas (pleistocene - Recent, New Zealand) 8 17 Yes
PICIFORMES Woodpeckers and allies 52 377 No
GALBULIFORMES Jacamars, Puffbirds 15 54 No
BUCEROTIFORMES Hornbills 12 57 No
UPUPIFORMES Hoopoes 3 13 No
TROGONIFORMES Trogons 7 42 No
CORACIIFORMES Kingfishers, Rollers and allies 37 157 No
COLIIFORMES Colies or Mousebirds 2 6 No
ODONTOPTERYGIFORMES Extinct Toothed birds 13 45 Yes
CUCULIFORMES Cuckoos, Turacos and Hoatzins 29 151 No
PSITTACIFORMES Parrots and Cockatoos 90 383 No
APODIFORMES Swifts 23 110 No
TROCHILIFORMES Hermits, Typical Hummingbirds 103 349 No
MUSOPHAGIFORMES Turacos, Plaintain-eaters 6 23 No
STRIGIFORMES Owls 48 360 No
DIATRYMIFORMES Extinct flightless birds Yes
COLUMBIFORMES Pigeons, Doves and allies 48 326 No
GRUIFORMES Button-quails, Rails, Cranes, Bustards and allies 58 214 No
CICONIIFORMES Herons, Ibises, Storks and allies 264 1115 No
PASSERIFORMES Perching Or Songbirds 1222 6238 No



Genera: 2194       Species: 10613