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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 (158) [Orders: 30] 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, Cassowaries, Emus, Kiwis) 5 15      
  1 Struthionidae Ostriches 1 2 No All au
  2 Rheidae Rheas 1 2 No All au
  3 Casuariidae Cassowaries and Allies 2 6 No All au
  4 Apterygidae Kiwis 1 5 No All au
ORDER: TINAMIFORMES (Tinamous) 9 48      
  1 Tinamidae Tinamous 9 48 No All au
ORDER: CRACIFORMES (Guans, Chachalacas, Currassows, Megapodes) 18 72      
  1 Cracidae Guans, Chachalacoas, Currassows 11 50 No All au
  2 Megapodiidae Mound-builders 7 22 No All au
ORDER: GALLIFORMES (Quails, Pheasants and allies) 61 224      
  1 Phasianidae Pheasant, Grouse, Turkeys, Partridges 48 186 No All au
  2 Numididae Guineafowl 4 6 No All au
  3 Odontophoridae New World Quails 9 32 No All au
ORDER: AEPYORNITHIFORMES (Elephant Birds (pleistocene - Recent, Madagascar)) 1 7      
  1 Aepyornithidae Elephant Birds 1 7(?) Yes All au
ORDER: ANSERIFORMES (Ducks, Geese, Screamers and allies) 52 176      
  1 Anhimidae Screamers 2 3 No All au
  2 Anseranatidae Magpie-geese 1 1 No All au
  3 Dendrocygnidae Whistling-ducks 2 9 No All au
  4 Anatidae Geese, Swans, Ducks 47 163 No All au
ORDER: TURNICIFORMES (Button Quails) 2 17      
  1 Turnicidae Button-quails 2 17 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 (Woodpeckers and allies) 52 377      
  1 Indicatoridae Honey-guides 4 17 No All au
  2 Picidae Woodpeckers, Wrynecks, Piculets 30 222 No All au
  3 Megalaimoidae Asian Barbets 3 30 No All au
  4 Lybiidae African Barbets 7 45 No All au
  5 Ramphastidae New World Barbets, Toucans 8 63 No All au
ORDER: GALBULIFORMES (Jacamars, Puffbirds) 15 54      
  1 Galbulidae Jacamars 5 18 No All au
  2 Bucconidae Puffbirds 10 36 No All au
ORDER: BUCEROTIFORMES (Hornbills) 12 57      
  1 Bucerotidae Typical Hornbills 11 55 No All au
  2 Bucorvidae Ground Hornbills 1 2 No All au
ORDER: UPUPIFORMES (Hoopoes) 3 13      
  1 Upupidae Hoopoe 1 5 No All au
  2 Phoeniculidae Wood-hoopoes 1 5 No All au
  3 Rhinopomastidae Scimitarbills 1 3 No All au
ORDER: TROGONIFORMES (Trogons) 7 42      
  1 Trogonidae Trogons 7 42 No All au
ORDER: CORACIIFORMES (Kingfishers, Rollers and allies) 37 157      
  1 Coraciidae Typical Rollers 2 12 No All au
  2 Brachypteraciidae Ground Rollers 3 5 No All au
  3 Leptosomatidae Cuckoo-roller 1 1 No All au
  4 Momotidae Motmots 6 10 No All au
  5 Todidae Todies 1 5 No All au
  6 Alcedinidae Alcedinid Kingfishers 6 25 No All au
  7 Halcyonidae Halcyonid Kingfishers 12 64 No All au
  8 Cerylidae Cerylid Kingfishers 3 9 No All au
  9 Meropidae Bee-eaters 3 26 No All au
ORDER: COLIIFORMES (Colies or Mousebirds) 2 6      
  1 Coliidae Mousebirds 2 6 No All au
ORDER: ODONTOPTERYGIFORMES (Extinct 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, Turacos and Hoatzins) 29 151      
  1 Cuculidae Old World Cuckoos 17 87 No All au
  2 Centropodidae Coucals 1 30 No All au
  3 Coccyzidae American Cuckoos 3 18 No All au
  4 Opisthocomidae Hoatzin 1 1 No All au
  5 Crotophagidae Anis and Allies 2 4 No All au
  6 Neomorphidae Roadrunners, Ground Cuckoos 5 11 No All au
ORDER: PSITTACIFORMES (Parrots and Cockatoos) 90 383      
  1 Psittacidae Parrots and Cockatoos 90 383 No All au
ORDER: APODIFORMES (Swifts) 23 110      
  1 Apodidae Typical Swifts 22 106 No All au
  2 Hemiprocnidae Crested Swifts 1 4 No All au
ORDER: TROCHILIFORMES (Hermits, Typical Hummingbirds) 103 349      
  1 Trochilidae Hummingbirds 103 349 No All au
ORDER: MUSOPHAGIFORMES (Turacos, Plaintain-eaters) 6 23      
  1 Musophagidae Turacos and Allies 6 23 No All au
ORDER: STRIGIFORMES (Owls) 48 360      
  1 Tytonidae Barn and Grass Owls 2 19 No All au
  2 Strigidae Typical Owls 26 214 No All au
  3 Aegothelidae Owlet-nightjars 1 9 No All au
  4 Podargidae Australian Frogmouths 1 3 No All au
  5 Batrachostomidae Asian Frogmouths 2 13 No All au
  6 Steatornithidae Oilbird 1 1 No All au
  7 Nyctibiidae Potoos 1 7 No All au
  8 Eurostopodidae Eared-nightjars 1 7 No All au
  9 Caprimulgidae Nightjars and Allies 13 87 No All au
ORDER: DIATRYMIFORMES (Extinct flightless birds)      
  1 Diatrymidae Diatryma Yes All au
ORDER: COLUMBIFORMES (Pigeons, Doves and allies) 48 326      
  1 Raphidae Dodos, Solitaires 2 3 Yes All au
  2 Columbidae Pigeons, Doves 46 323 No All au
ORDER: GRUIFORMES (Button-quails, Rails, Cranes, Bustards and allies) 58 214      
  1 Eurypygidae Sunbittern 1 1 No All au
  2 Otididae Bustards 8 26 No All au
  3 Gruidae Cranes 2 15 No All au
  4 Aramidae Limpkin 1 1 No All au
  5 Heliornithidae Sun Grebes 3 3 No All au
  6 Psophiidae Trumpeters 1 3 No All au
  7 Cariamidae Seriemas 2 2 No All au
  8 Rhynochetidae Kagu 1 1 No All au
  9 Rallidae Rails, Crakes, Swamphens, Coots 37 159 No All au
  10 Mesitornithidae Mesites, Monias, Roatelos 2 3 No All au
ORDER: CICONIIFORMES (Herons, Ibises, Storks and allies) 264 1115      
  1 Pteroclididae Sandgrouse 2 16 No All au
  2 Thinocoridae Seed Snipe 2 4 No All au
  3 Pedionomidae Plains-wanderer 1 1 No All au
  4 Scolopacidae Curlews, Sandpipers, Snipes, Godwits 23 94 No All au
  5 Rostratulidae Painted Snipe 1 3 No All au
  6 Jacanidae Jacanas (Lotusbirds), Lily-trotters 6 8 No All au
  7 Chionididae Sheathbills 1 2 No All au
  8 Pluvianellidae Magellanic Plover 1 1 No All au
  9 Burhinidae Stone-curlews (Thick-knees) 2 9 No All au
  10 Charadriidae Lapwings, Plovers, Dotterels 15 90 No All au
  11 Glareolidae Pratincoles and Coursers 6 19 No All au
  12 Laridae Gulls, Terns, Skuas, Jaegers 30 138 No All au
  13 Accipitridae Kites, Goshawks, Eagles, Harriers 64 262 No All au
  14 Sagittariidae Secretary Bird 1 1 No All au
  15 Falconidae Falcons 11 69 No All au
  16 Podicipedidae Grebes 6 22 No All au
  17 Phaethontidae Tropicbirds 1 3 No All au
  18 Sulidae Gannets, Boobies 3 11 No All au
  19 Anhingidae Anhingas and Darters 1 4 No All au
  20 Phalacrocoracidae Cormorants and Shags 1 39 No All au
  21 Ardeidae Herons, Egrets, Bitterns 20 69 No All au
  22 Scopidae Hammerhead 1 1 No All au
  23 Phoenicopteridae Flamingos 3 6 No All au
  24 Threskiornithidae Ibises, Spoonbills 14 36 No All au
  25 Pelecanidae Pelicans, Shoebills 2 9 No All au
  26 Ciconiidae Storks, New World Vultures 11 26 No All au
  27 Fregatidae Frigatebirds 1 5 No All au
  28 Spheniscidae Penguins 6 18 No All au
  29 Gaviidae Divers and Loons 1 5 No All au
  30 Procellariidae Fulmars, Petrels, Shearwaters, Storm-Petrels, Albatrosses 27 144 No All au
ORDER: PASSERIFORMES (Perching Or Songbirds) 1222 6238      
  1 Acanthisittidae New Zealand Wrens 2 4 No All au
  2 Pittidae Pittas 1 34 No All au
  3 Eurylaimidae Broadbills 8 15 No All au
  4 Philepittidae Asitys 2 4 No All au
  5 Tyrannidae Tyrant Flycatchers 148 570 No All au
  6 Thamnophilidae Typical Antbirds 50 225 No All au
  7 Furnariidae Ovenbirds and Allies 76 300 No All au
  8 Formicariidae Ground Antbirds 7 64 No All au
  9 Conopophagidae Antpipits 1 8 No All au
  10 Rhinocryptidae Tapaculos 12 59 No All au
  11 Climacteridae Australo-Papuan Treecreepers 2 7 No All au
  12 Menuridae Lyrebirds, Scrub-birds 2 4 No All au
  13 Ptilonorhynchidae Bowerbirds 7 20 No All au
  14 Maluridae Fairy-wrens and Allies 5 29 No All au
  15 Meliphagidae Honeyeaters, Chats 43 188 No All au
  16 Pardalotidae Pardalotes, Bristlebirds, Scrubwrens, Gerygones, Thornbills 16 71 No All au
  17 Petroicidae Australo-Papuan Robins 13 46 No All au
  18 Irenidae Fairy Bluebirds and Leafbirds 2 13 No All au
  19 Orthonychidae Logrunner, Chowchilla 1 3 No All au
  20 Pomatostomidae Australo-Papuan Babblers 1 5 No All au
  21 Laniidae True Shrikes 4 34 No All au
  22 Vireonidae Vireos, Greenlets, Peppershrikes, Shrike-vireos 4 54 No All au
  23 Corvidae Ravens, Crows, Jays and Magpies 128 688 No All au
  24 Callaeatidae New Zealand Wattlebirds 3 4 No All au
  25 Picathartidae Rockfowl 2 4 No All au
  26 Bombycillidae Waxwings 5 8 No All au
  27 Cinclidae Dippers 1 5 No All au
  28 Muscicapidae Old World Flycatchers, True Thrushes 73 488 No All au
  29 Sturnidae Starlings, Mynas 36 155 No All au
  30 Sittidae Nuthatches and Allies 2 29 No All au
  31 Certhiidae Typical creepers 24 112 No All au
  32 Paridae Titmice 18 78 No All au
  33 Aegithalidae Long-tailed Tits, Bushtits 3 11 No All au
  34 Hirundinidae Swallows, Martins 18 94 No All au
  35 Regulidae Kinglets 1 7 No All au
  36 Pycnonotidae Bulbuls, Greenbuls 22 146 No All au
  37 Hypocoliidae Hypocolius 1 1 No All au
  38 Cisticolidae African warblers, Cisticola, Apalis, Prinia 18 131 No All au
  39 Zosteropidae White-eyes 13 100 No All au
  40 Sylviidae Old World Warblers and Allies 114 647 No All au
  41 Alaudidae Old World Larks 19 102 No All au
  42 Nectariniidae Sunbirds, Sugarbirds, Flowerpeckers 8 180 No All au
  43 Melanocharitidae Solitary Berrypeckers and Allies 3 10 No All au
  44 Paramythiidae Flock Berrypeckers 2 2 No All au
  45 Passeridae Passerine Finches 53 420 No All au
  46 Fringillidae True Finches and Allies 248 1059 No All au



ORDERS: 30       Genera: 2194       Species: 10613