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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 [Taxonomy: HBW - BirdLife (v3)] (43) 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, Tinamous, Cassowaries, Emus, Kiwis 14 69 No
GALLIFORMES Megapodes, Guans, Chachalacas, Curassows, Guineafowl, New World Quails, Pheasants, Partridges, Turkeys, Grouse 83 319 No
AEPYORNITHIFORMES Elephant Birds (pleistocene - Recent, Madagascar) 1 7 Yes
ANSERIFORMES Screamers, Magpie Goose, Ducks, Geese, Swans 56 184 No
PODICIPEDIFORMES Grebes 6 24 No
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES Flamingos 3 6 No
PHAETHONTIFORMES Tropicbirds 1 3 No
EURYPYGIFORMES Kagu, Sunbittern 2 2 No
MESITORNITHIFORMES Mesites 2 3 No
DIATRYMIFORMES Extinct Flightless Birds ? ? Yes
COLUMBIFORMES Pigeons, Doves 56 376 No
PTEROCLIFORMES Sandgrouse 2 16 No
CAPRIMULGIFORMES Oilbird, Frogmouths, Potoos, Nightjars, Owlet-nightjars, Treeswifts, Swifts, Hummingbirds 151 628 No
OPISTHOCOMIFORMES Hoatzin 1 1 No
ODONTOPTERYGIFORMES Extinct Bony-toothed Birds 13 45 Yes
CUCULIFORMES Cuckoos 37 159 No
GRUIFORMES Finfoots, Rails, Gallinules, Coots, Trumpeters, Limpkin, Cranes 54 203 No
OTIDIFORMES Bustards 12 26 No
MUSOPHAGIFORMES Turacos 7 24 No
GAVIIFORMES Loons/divers 1 5 No
SPHENISCIFORMES Penguins 6 19 No
PROCELLARIIFORMES Southern Storm-petrels, Northern Storm-petrels, Albatrosses, Petrels, Shearwaters 28 154 No
CICONIIFORMES Storks 7 21 No
PELECANIFORMES Ibises, Spoonbills, Herons, Hamerkop, Shoebill, Pelicans 36 120 No
SULIFORMES Frigatebirds, Gannets, Boobies, Cormorants, Darters 15 59 No
CHARADRIIFORMES Thick-knees, Sheathbills, Magellanic Plover, Egyptian Plover, Oystercatchers, Ibisbill, Avocets, Stilts, Plovers, Plains-wanderer, Seedsnipes, Painted-snipes, Jacanas, Sandpipers, Snipes, Phalaropes, Buttonquails, Crab-plover, Coursers, Pratincoles, Gulls, Terns, Skimmers, Skuas, Auks 90 402 No
STRIGIFORMES Barn-owls, Typical Owls 32 262 No
CATHARTIFORMES New World Vultures 5 8 No
ACCIPITRIFORMES Secretarybird, Osprey, Hawks, Eagles 72 271 No
COLIIFORMES Mousebirds 2 6 No
LEPTOSOMIFORMES Cuckoo Roller 1 3 No
TROGONIFORMES Trogons 8 46 No
BUCEROTIFORMES Hornbills, Hoopoes, Woodhoopoes 19 76 No
CORACIIFORMES Bee-eaters, Rollers, Ground-rollers, Todies, Motmots, Kingfishers 35 190 No
DINORNITHIFORMES Moas (pleistocene - Recent, New Zealand) 8 17 Yes
PICIFORMES Jacamars, Puffbirds, Toucans, New World Barbets, Prong-billed Barbets, Asian Barbets, African Barbets, Honeyguides, Woodpeckers 76 496 No
CARIAMIFORMES Seriemas 2 2 No
FALCONIFORMES Falcons, Caracaras 11 70 No
PSITTACIFORMES New Zealand Parrots, Cockatoos, Parrots 92 437 No
PASSERIFORMES New Zealand Wrens, Pittas, Asities, Typical Broadbills, Sapayoa, African And Green Broadbills, Typical Antbirds, Gnateaters, Crescentchests, Antpittas, Tapaculos, Ground-antbirds, Ovenbirds, Manakins, Cotingas, Tityras And Allies, Tyrant-flycatchers, Lyrebirds, Scrub-birds, Bowerbirds, Australasian Treecreepers, Fairy-wrens, Bristlebirds, Honeyeaters, Pardalotes, Thornbills, Logrunners, Australasian Babblers, Mohouas, Ploughbill, Sittellas, Old World Orioles, Painted Berrypeckers, Australo-papuan Bellbirds, Quail-thrushes And Jewel-babblers, Shrike-tits, Whistlers, Whipbirds And Wedgebills, Vireos, Cuckooshrikes, Berryhunter, Woodswallows And Butcherbirds, Boatbills, Vangas And Allies, Batises And Wattle-eyes, Ioras, Bristlehead, Bush-shrikes, Fantails, Drongos, Ifrit, Monarch-flycatchers, Crested Jay, Shrikes, Crows And Jays, Melampittas, Australian Mudnesters, Birds-of-paradise, New Zealand Wattlebirds, Stitchbird, Berrypeckers And Longbills, Satinbirds, Picathartes, Rail-babbler, Rockjumpers, Australasian Robins, Hyliotas, Fairy Flycatcher And Allies, Tits And Chickadees, Penduline-tits, Larks, Bearded Reedling, Nicators, Crombecs And Allies, Cisticolas And Allies, Reed-warblers, Cupwings, Grasshopper-warblers And Grassbirds, Donacobius, Tetrakas, Swallows And Martins, Bulbuls, Leaf-warblers, Bush-warblers, Long-tailed Tits, Old World Warblers And Parrotbills, White-eyes And Yuhinas, Scimitar-babblers And Allies, Ground Babblers, Laughingthrushes And Allies, Treecreepers, Nuthatches, Gnatcatchers, Wrens, Dippers, Oxpeckers, Starlings, Mockingbirds And Thrashers, Thrushes, Old World Flycatchers And Chats, Kinglets And Firecrests, Palmchat, Hypocolius, Hylocitreas, Waxwings, Silky-flycatchers, Oos, Elachura, Sugarbirds, Spot-throat And Allies, Fairy-bluebirds, Leafbirds, Flowerpeckers, Sunbirds, Accentors, Olive Warbler, Przevalski's Rosefinch, Weavers, Waxbills, Whydahs And Indigobirds, Old World Sparrows, Pipits And Wagtails, Finches, Longspurs, Thrush-tanager, Old World Buntings, New World Sparrows, Wrenthrush, Cuban Warblers, New World Blackbirds, New World Warblers, Hispaniolan Tanagers, Spindalises, Puerto Rican Tanager, Chat-tanagers, Mitrospingid Tanagers, Cardinals, Tanagers 1380 6894 No



Taxonomy: HBW - BirdLife (v3)

Genera: 2433       Species: 11670