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The complete list of FAMILIES by ORDER is given below.

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

Families [Taxonomy: HBW - BirdLife (v3)] (256) [Orders: 43] Help 

  No. Scientific Family Family Genera Species Extinct View
ORDER: ARCHAEOPTERYGIFORMES (Archaeopteryx) 1 1      
  1 Archaeopterygidae Archaeopteryx 1? 1? Yes All au
ORDER: HESPERORNITHIFORMES (Fossil Marine Birds) 3 14      
  1 Hesperorithidae Hesperornis 1? 9? Yes All au
  2 Enaliornithidae Enaliornis 1? 3? Yes All au
  3 Baptornithidae Baptornis 1? 2? Yes All au
ORDER: ICHTHYORNITHIFORMES (Extinct Toothed Birds) 2 2      
  1 Ichthyornithidae Ichthyornis 1? 1? Yes All au
  2 Apatornithidae Apatornis 1? 1? Yes All au
ORDER: STRUTHIONIFORMES (Ostriches, Rheas, Tinamous, Cassowaries, Emus, Kiwis) 14 69      
  1 Struthionidae Ostriches 1 2 No All au
  2 Rheidae Rheas 1 4 No All au
  3 Tinamidae Tinamous 9 52 No All au
  4 Casuariidae Cassowaries, Emus 2 6 No All au
  5 Apterygidae Kiwis 1 5 No All au
ORDER: GALLIFORMES (Megapodes, Guans, Chachalacas, Curassows, Guineafowl, New World Quails, Pheasants, Partridges, Turkeys, Grouse) 83 319      
  1 Megapodiidae Megapodes 7 23 No All au
  2 Cracidae Guans, Chachalacas, Curassows 11 56 No All au
  3 Numididae Guineafowl 4 8 No All au
  4 Odontophoridae New World Quails 10 36 No All au
  5 Phasianidae Pheasants, Partridges, Turkeys, Grouse 51 196 No All au
ORDER: AEPYORNITHIFORMES (Elephant Birds (pleistocene - Recent, Madagascar)) 1 7      
  1 Aepyornithidae Elephant Birds 1? 7? Yes All au
ORDER: ANSERIFORMES (Screamers, Magpie Goose, Ducks, Geese, Swans) 56 184      
  1 Anhimidae Screamers 2 3 No All au
  2 Anseranatidae Magpie Goose 1 1 No All au
  3 Anatidae Ducks, Geese, Swans 53 180 No All au
ORDER: PODICIPEDIFORMES (Grebes) 6 24      
  1 Podicipedidae Grebes 6 24 No All au
ORDER: PHOENICOPTERIFORMES (Flamingos) 3 6      
  1 Phoenicopteridae Flamingos 3 6 No All au
ORDER: PHAETHONTIFORMES (Tropicbirds) 1 3      
  1 Phaethontidae Tropicbirds 1 3 No All au
ORDER: EURYPYGIFORMES (Kagu, Sunbittern) 2 2      
  1 Rhynochetidae Kagu 1 1 No All au
  2 Eurypygidae Sunbittern 1 1 No All au
ORDER: MESITORNITHIFORMES (Mesites) 2 3      
  1 Mesitornithidae Mesites 2 3 No All au
ORDER: DIATRYMIFORMES (Extinct Flightless Birds) ? ?      
  1 Diatrymidae Diatryma ? ? Yes All au
ORDER: COLUMBIFORMES (Pigeons, Doves) 56 376      
  1 Columbidae Pigeons, Doves 54 373 No All au
  2 Raphidae Dodos, Solitaires 2? 3? Yes All au
ORDER: PTEROCLIFORMES (Sandgrouse) 2 16      
  1 Pteroclidae Sandgrouse 2 16 No All au
ORDER: CAPRIMULGIFORMES (Oilbird, Frogmouths, Potoos, Nightjars, Owlet-nightjars, Treeswifts, Swifts, Hummingbirds) 151 628      
  1 Steatornithidae Oilbird 1 1 No All au
  2 Podargidae Frogmouths 3 16 No All au
  3 Nyctibiidae Potoos 1 7 No All au
  4 Caprimulgidae Nightjars 20 101 No All au
  5 Aegothelidae Owlet-nightjars 1 10 No All au
  6 Hemiprocnidae Treeswifts 1 4 No All au
  7 Apodidae Swifts 19 110 No All au
  8 Trochilidae Hummingbirds 105 379 No All au
ORDER: OPISTHOCOMIFORMES (Hoatzin) 1 1      
  1 Opisthocomidae Hoatzin 1 1 No All au
ORDER: ODONTOPTERYGIFORMES (Extinct Bony-toothed Birds) 13 45      
  1 Odontopterygidae Bony-tooths 1? 5? Yes All au
  2 Pelagornithidae False-toothed Birds 12? 40? Yes All au
ORDER: CUCULIFORMES (Cuckoos) 37 159      
  1 Cuculidae Cuckoos 37 159 No All au
ORDER: GRUIFORMES (Finfoots, Rails, Gallinules, Coots, Trumpeters, Limpkin, Cranes) 54 203      
  1 Heliornithidae Finfoots 3 3 No All au
  2 Rallidae Rails, Gallinules, Coots 43 178 No All au
  3 Psophiidae Trumpeters 1 6 No All au
  4 Aramidae Limpkin 1 1 No All au
  5 Gruidae Cranes 6 15 No All au
ORDER: OTIDIFORMES (Bustards) 12 26      
  1 Otididae Bustards 12 26 No All au
ORDER: MUSOPHAGIFORMES (Turacos) 7 24      
  1 Musophagidae Turacos 7 24 No All au
ORDER: GAVIIFORMES (Loons/divers) 1 5      
  1 Gaviidae Loons/divers 1 5 No All au
ORDER: SPHENISCIFORMES (Penguins) 6 19      
  1 Spheniscidae Penguins 6 19 No All au
ORDER: PROCELLARIIFORMES (Southern Storm-petrels, Northern Storm-petrels, Albatrosses, Petrels, Shearwaters) 28 154      
  1 Oceanitidae Southern Storm-petrels 5 10 No All au
  2 Hydrobatidae Northern Storm-petrels 1 18 No All au
  3 Diomedeidae Albatrosses 6 24 No All au
  4 Procellariidae Petrels, Shearwaters 16 102 No All au
ORDER: CICONIIFORMES (Storks) 7 21      
  1 Ciconiidae Storks 7 21 No All au
ORDER: PELECANIFORMES (Ibises, Spoonbills, Herons, Hamerkop, Shoebill, Pelicans) 36 120      
  1 Threskiornithidae Ibises, Spoonbills 14 36 No All au
  2 Ardeidae Herons 19 74 No All au
  3 Scopidae Hamerkop 1 1 No All au
  4 Balaenicipitidae Shoebill 1 1 No All au
  5 Pelecanidae Pelicans 1 8 No All au
ORDER: SULIFORMES (Frigatebirds, Gannets, Boobies, Cormorants, Darters) 15 59      
  1 Fregatidae Frigatebirds 1 5 No All au
  2 Sulidae Gannets, Boobies 3 11 No All au
  3 Phalacrocoracidae Cormorants 10 39 No All au
  4 Anhingidae Darters 1 4 No All au
ORDER: 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      
  1 Burhinidae Thick-knees 2 10 No All au
  2 Chionidae Sheathbills 1 2 No All au
  3 Pluvianellidae Magellanic Plover 1 1 No All au
  4 Pluvianidae Egyptian Plover 1 1 No All au
  5 Haematopodidae Oystercatchers 1 12 No All au
  6 Ibidorhynchidae Ibisbill 1 1 No All au
  7 Recurvirostridae Avocets, Stilts 3 10 No All au
  8 Charadriidae Plovers 12 71 No All au
  9 Pedionomidae Plains-wanderer 1 1 No All au
  10 Thinocoridae Seedsnipes 2 4 No All au
  11 Rostratulidae Painted-snipes 2 3 No All au
  12 Jacanidae Jacanas 6 8 No All au
  13 Scolopacidae Sandpipers, Snipes, Phalaropes 16 99 No All au
  14 Turnicidae Buttonquails 2 18 No All au
  15 Dromadidae Crab-plover 1 1 No All au
  16 Glareolidae Coursers, Pratincoles 5 17 No All au
  17 Laridae Gulls, Terns, Skimmers 20 110 No All au
  18 Stercorariidae Skuas 2 8 No All au
  19 Alcidae Auks 11 25 No All au
ORDER: STRIGIFORMES (Barn-owls, Typical Owls) 32 262      
  1 Tytonidae Barn-owls 2 22 No All au
  2 Strigidae Typical Owls 30 240 No All au
ORDER: CATHARTIFORMES (New World Vultures) 5 8      
  1 Cathartidae New World Vultures 5 8 No All au
ORDER: ACCIPITRIFORMES (Secretarybird, Osprey, Hawks, Eagles) 72 271      
  1 Sagittariidae Secretarybird 1 1 No All au
  2 Pandionidae Osprey 1 2 No All au
  3 Accipitridae Hawks, Eagles 70 268 No All au
ORDER: COLIIFORMES (Mousebirds) 2 6      
  1 Coliidae Mousebirds 2 6 No All au
ORDER: LEPTOSOMIFORMES (Cuckoo Roller) 1 3      
  1 Leptosomidae Cuckoo Roller 1 3 No All au
ORDER: TROGONIFORMES (Trogons) 8 46      
  1 Trogonidae Trogons 8 46 No All au
ORDER: BUCEROTIFORMES (Hornbills, Hoopoes, Woodhoopoes) 19 76      
  1 Bucerotidae Hornbills 16 63 No All au
  2 Upupidae Hoopoes 1 5 No All au
  3 Phoeniculidae Woodhoopoes 2 8 No All au
ORDER: CORACIIFORMES (Bee-eaters, Rollers, Ground-rollers, Todies, Motmots, Kingfishers) 35 190      
  1 Meropidae Bee-eaters 3 31 No All au
  2 Coraciidae Rollers 2 13 No All au
  3 Brachypteraciidae Ground-rollers 4 5 No All au
  4 Todidae Todies 1 5 No All au
  5 Momotidae Motmots 6 14 No All au
  6 Alcedinidae Kingfishers 19 122 No All au
ORDER: DINORNITHIFORMES (Moas (pleistocene - Recent, New Zealand)) 8 17      
  1 Dinornithidae Moas 6? 11? Yes All au
  2 Anomalopterygidae Anomalopteryx 2? 6? Yes All au
ORDER: PICIFORMES (Jacamars, Puffbirds, Toucans, New World Barbets, Prong-billed Barbets, Asian Barbets, African Barbets, Honeyguides, Woodpeckers) 76 496      
  1 Galbulidae Jacamars 5 19 No All au
  2 Bucconidae Puffbirds 12 38 No All au
  3 Ramphastidae Toucans 6 55 No All au
  4 Capitonidae New World Barbets 2 18 No All au
  5 Semnornithidae Prong-billed Barbets 1 2 No All au
  6 Megalaimidae Asian Barbets 2 34 No All au
  7 Lybiidae African Barbets 11 56 No All au
  8 Indicatoridae Honeyguides 4 17 No All au
  9 Picidae Woodpeckers 33 257 No All au
ORDER: CARIAMIFORMES (Seriemas) 2 2      
  1 Cariamidae Seriemas 2 2 No All au
ORDER: FALCONIFORMES (Falcons, Caracaras) 11 70      
  1 Falconidae Falcons, Caracaras 11 70 No All au
ORDER: PSITTACIFORMES (New Zealand Parrots, Cockatoos, Parrots) 92 437      
  1 Strigopidae New Zealand Parrots 2 4 No All au
  2 Cacatuidae Cockatoos 7 21 No All au
  3 Psittacidae Parrots 83 412 No All au
ORDER: 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      
  1 Acanthisittidae New Zealand Wrens 3 4 No All au
  2 Pittidae Pittas 3 48 No All au
  3 Philepittidae Asities 2 4 No All au
  4 Eurylaimidae Typical Broadbills 7 12 No All au
  5 Sapayoidae Sapayoa 1 1 No All au
  6 Calyptomenidae African And Green Broadbills 2 6 No All au
  7 Thamnophilidae Typical Antbirds 61 254 No All au
  8 Conopophagidae Gnateaters 2 12 No All au
  9 Melanopareiidae Crescentchests 1 4 No All au
  10 Grallariidae Antpittas 4 55 No All au
  11 Rhinocryptidae Tapaculos 12 61 No All au
  12 Formicariidae Ground-antbirds 2 12 No All au
  13 Furnariidae Ovenbirds 69 340 No All au
  14 Pipridae Manakins 17 53 No All au
  15 Cotingidae Cotingas 24 68 No All au
  16 Tityridae Tityras And Allies 11 49 No All au
  17 Tyrannidae Tyrant-flycatchers 103 456 No All au
  18 Menuridae Lyrebirds 1 2 No All au
  19 Atrichornithidae Scrub-birds 1 2 No All au
  20 Ptilonorhynchidae Bowerbirds 8 21 No All au
  21 Climacteridae Australasian Treecreepers 2 7 No All au
  22 Maluridae Fairy-wrens 6 32 No All au
  23 Dasyornithidae Bristlebirds 1 3 No All au
  24 Meliphagidae Honeyeaters 52 194 No All au
  25 Pardalotidae Pardalotes 1 4 No All au
  26 Acanthizidae Thornbills 13 66 No All au
  27 Orthonychidae Logrunners 1 3 No All au
  28 Pomatostomidae Australasian Babblers 2 5 No All au
  29 Mohouidae Mohouas 1 3 No All au
  30 Eulacestomidae Ploughbill 1 1 No All au
  31 Neosittidae Sittellas 1 3 No All au
  32 Oriolidae Old World Orioles 4 40 No All au
  33 Paramythiidae Painted Berrypeckers 2 3 No All au
  34 Oreoicidae Australo-papuan Bellbirds 3 3 No All au
  35 Cinclosomatidae Quail-thrushes And Jewel-babblers 2 11 No All au
  36 Falcunculidae Shrike-tits 1 3 No All au
  37 Pachycephalidae Whistlers 5 52 No All au
  38 Psophodidae Whipbirds And Wedgebills 2 6 No All au
  39 Vireonidae Vireos 8 66 No All au
  40 Campephagidae Cuckooshrikes 13 100 No All au
  41 Rhagologidae Berryhunter 1 1 No All au
  42 Artamidae Woodswallows And Butcherbirds 6 24 No All au
  43 Machaerirhynchidae Boatbills 1 2 No All au
  44 Vangidae Vangas And Allies 21 41 No All au
  45 Platysteiridae Batises And Wattle-eyes 4 34 No All au
  46 Aegithinidae Ioras 1 4 No All au
  47 Pityriasidae Bristlehead 1 1 No All au
  48 Malaconotidae Bush-shrikes 11 54 No All au
  49 Rhipiduridae Fantails 3 65 No All au
  50 Dicruridae Drongos 1 26 No All au
  51 Ifritidae Ifrit 1 1 No All au
  52 Monarchidae Monarch-flycatchers 16 112 No All au
  53 Platylophidae Crested Jay 1 1 No All au
  54 Laniidae Shrikes 4 36 No All au
  55 Corvidae Crows And Jays 21 136 No All au
  56 Melampittidae Melampittas 2 2 No All au
  57 Corcoracidae Australian Mudnesters 2 2 No All au
  58 Paradisaeidae Birds-of-paradise 15 42 No All au
  59 Callaeidae New Zealand Wattlebirds 3 5 No All au
  60 Notiomystidae Stitchbird 1 1 No All au
  61 Melanocharitidae Berrypeckers And Longbills 4 11 No All au
  62 Cnemophilidae Satinbirds 2 4 No All au
  63 Picathartidae Picathartes 1 2 No All au
  64 Eupetidae Rail-babbler 1 1 No All au
  65 Chaetopidae Rockjumpers 1 2 No All au
  66 Petroicidae Australasian Robins 20 53 No All au
  67 Hyliotidae Hyliotas 1 4 No All au
  68 Stenostiridae Fairy Flycatcher And Allies 4 9 No All au
  69 Paridae Tits And Chickadees 16 71 No All au
  70 Remizidae Penduline-tits 3 12 No All au
  71 Alaudidae Larks 21 105 No All au
  72 Panuridae Bearded Reedling 1 1 No All au
  73 Nicatoridae Nicators 1 3 No All au
  74 Macrosphenidae Crombecs And Allies 7 21 No All au
  75 Cisticolidae Cisticolas And Allies 28 172 No All au
  76 Acrocephalidae Reed-warblers 6 64 No All au
  77 Pnoepygidae Cupwings 1 4 No All au
  78 Locustellidae Grasshopper-warblers And Grassbirds 14 67 No All au
  79 Donacobiidae Donacobius 1 1 No All au
  80 Bernieridae Tetrakas 8 11 No All au
  81 Hirundinidae Swallows And Martins 21 100 No All au
  82 Pycnonotidae Bulbuls 33 166 No All au
  83 Phylloscopidae Leaf-warblers 1 82 No All au
  84 Scotocercidae Bush-warblers 12 38 No All au
  85 Aegithalidae Long-tailed Tits 4 15 No All au
  86 Sylviidae Old World Warblers And Parrotbills 17 74 No All au
  87 Zosteropidae White-eyes And Yuhinas 12 139 No All au
  88 Timaliidae Scimitar-babblers And Allies 11 57 No All au
  89 Pellorneidae Ground Babblers 15 64 No All au
  90 Leiotrichidae Laughingthrushes And Allies 21 151 No All au
  91 Certhiidae Treecreepers 1 9 No All au
  92 Sittidae Nuthatches 3 32 No All au
  93 Polioptilidae Gnatcatchers 3 19 No All au
  94 Troglodytidae Wrens 19 96 No All au
  95 Cinclidae Dippers 1 5 No All au
  96 Buphagidae Oxpeckers 1 2 No All au
  97 Sturnidae Starlings 35 132 No All au
  98 Mimidae Mockingbirds And Thrashers 10 35 No All au
  99 Turdidae Thrushes 20 186 No All au
  100 Muscicapidae Old World Flycatchers And Chats 56 357 No All au
  101 Regulidae Kinglets And Firecrests 1 7 No All au
  102 Dulidae Palmchat 1 1 No All au
  103 Hypocoliidae Hypocolius 1 1 No All au
  104 Hylocitreidae Hylocitreas 1 2 No All au
  105 Bombycillidae Waxwings 1 3 No All au
  106 Ptiliogonatidae Silky-flycatchers 3 4 No All au
  107 Mohoidae Oos 2 5 No All au
  108 Elachuridae Elachura 1 1 No All au
  109 Promeropidae Sugarbirds 1 2 No All au
  110 Modulatricidae Spot-throat And Allies 3 3 No All au
  111 Irenidae Fairy-bluebirds 1 3 No All au
  112 Chloropseidae Leafbirds 1 13 No All au
  113 Dicaeidae Flowerpeckers 2 55 No All au
  114 Nectariniidae Sunbirds 17 152 No All au
  115 Prunellidae Accentors 1 13 No All au
  116 Peucedramidae Olive Warbler 1 1 No All au
  117 Urocynchramidae Przevalski's Rosefinch 1 1 No All au
  118 Ploceidae Weavers 15 126 No All au
  119 Estrildidae Waxbills 34 148 No All au
  120 Viduidae Whydahs And Indigobirds 2 20 No All au
  121 Passeridae Old World Sparrows 8 44 No All au
  122 Motacillidae Pipits And Wagtails 8 90 No All au
  123 Fringillidae Finches 51 232 No All au
  124 Calcariidae Longspurs 3 6 No All au
  125 Rhodinocichlidae Thrush-tanager 1 1 No All au
  126 Emberizidae Old World Buntings 2 45 No All au
  127 Passerellidae New World Sparrows 29 150 No All au
  128 Zeledoniidae Wrenthrush 1 1 No All au
  129 Teretistridae Cuban Warblers 1 2 No All au
  130 Icteridae New World Blackbirds 31 116 No All au
  131 Parulidae New World Warblers 20 124 No All au
  132 Phaenicophilidae Hispaniolan Tanagers 3 4 No All au
  133 Spindalidae Spindalises 1 4 No All au
  134 Nesospingidae Puerto Rican Tanager 1 1 No All au
  135 Calyptophilidae Chat-tanagers 1 2 No All au
  136 Mitrospingidae Mitrospingid Tanagers 3 4 No All au
  137 Cardinalidae Cardinals 11 56 No All au
  138 Thraupidae Tanagers 107 415 No All au



Taxonomy: HBW - BirdLife (v3)

ORDERS: 43       Genera: 2433       Species: 11670