Bird Orders and Families

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Struthioniformes
Ostrich of Africa and Australia
Rheiformes
Rheas of South America
Tinamiformes
Tinamous in Neotropics in South America
Casuariiformes
Cassowaries and Emu of Australia
Apterygiformes
Kiwis of New Zealand
Gaviiformes, Gaviidae
Loons - Holarctic - North America and Europe
Podicipediformes, Podicipedidae
Grebes - worldwide
Sphenisciformes, Spheniscidae
Penguins - southern oceans
Procellariiformes, Diomedeidae
Albatrosses - north Pacific and southern oceans
Procellariiformes, Procellariidae
Shearwaters, petrels, fulmar - all oceans
Procellariiformes, Hydrobatidae
Storm-petrels - all oceans
Phaethonitiformes, Phaethontidae
Tropicbirds - tropical oceans
Suliformes, Sulidae
Boobies, gannets - all oceans
Suliformes, Phalacrocoracidae
Cormorants - all continents and oceans
Suliformes, Anhingidae
Anhinga, darters - tropical oceans
Suliformes, Fregatidae
Frigatebirds - tropical oceans
Pelecaniformes, Pelecanidae
Pelicans - all continents
Pelecaniformes, Ardeidae
Herons - worldwide
Pelecaniformes, Threskiornithidae
ibises, spoonbill - tropics, some temperate
Ciconiiformes, Ciconiidae
Storks - tropics
Phoenicopteriformes, Phoenicopteridae
Flamingos - tropics
Anseriformes, Anatidae
Swans, geese, dicks - worldwide
Accipitriformes, Accipitridae
Osprey, hawks, eagles, harriers - worldwide
Accipitriformes, Cathartidae
Vultures of N and S America
Accipitriformes, Pandionidae
Osprey - worldwide
Falconiformes, Falconidae
Falcons - worldwide
Galliformes, Phasianidae
Pheasants, grouse, turkeys - nearly worldwide
Galliformes, Odontophoridae
New world quial - N and S america
Gruiformes, Rallidae
Rails, coots, gallinule - worldwide
Gruiformes, Gruidae
Cranes - all continents except S America
Charadriiformes, Charadriidae
Plovers - worldwide
Charadriiformes, Haematopodidae
Oystercatchers - worldwide
Charadriiformes, Recurvirostridae
Stilt, avocet - all continents
Charadriiformes, Scolopacidae
Snipes, sandpipers, phalaropes, turnstones - worldwide
Charadriiformes, Laridae
Gulls, terns, skimmers - worldwide
Charadriiformes, Stercorariidae
Jaegars, skuas
Charadriiformes, Alcidae
Auks, murres, puffins, guillemots - Northern oceans
Columbiformes, Columbidae
Pigeons, doves - worldwide
Psittaciformes, Psittacidae
Parrots - pantropical
Cuculiformes, Cucullidae
Cuckoos, roadrunners, anis - worldwide
Strigiformes, Tytonidae
Barn-owls - worldwide
Strigiformes, Strigidae
typical owls - worldwide
Caprimulgiformes, Caprimulgidae
Nighthawks - worldwide
Apodiformes, Apodidae
Swifts - worldwide
Apodiformes, Trochilidae
Hummingbirds - New World
Trogoniformes, Trogonidae
Trogons, quetzal - pantropical, except australasia
Coraciiformes, Alcedinidae
Kingfishers - worldwide
Piciformes, Picidae
Woodpeckers - worldwide except australasia
Passeriformes, Tyrannidae
Tyrant-flycatchers - worldwide
Passeriformes, Laniidae
True shrikes - N. America, Africa, Eurasia
Passeriformes, Vireonidae
Vireos - New World
Passeriformes, Corvidae
Crows, jays - worldwide
Passeriformes, Alaudidae
Larks - worldwide
Passeriformes, Hirundinidae
Swallows - worldwide
Passeriformes, Paridae
Chickadees, titmice - Eurasia, Africa, N. America
Passeriformes, Sittidae
Nuthatches - worldwide except S. America
Passeriformes, Certhiidae
Creepers
Passeriformes, Troglodytidae
Wrens - New World
Passeriformes, Cinclidae
Dippers - holarctic
Passeriformes, Regulidae
Kinglets - Holarcitc
Passeriformes, Polioptilidae
Gnatcatchers
Passeriformes, Turdidae
Thrushes - worldwide
Passeriformes, Mimidae
Mimic thrushes, thrashers - New World
Passeriformes, Sturnidae
Starlings - Old World
Passeriformes, Motacillidae
Wagtails, pipits - nearly worldwide
Passeriformes, Bombycillidae
Waxwings - holearctic
Passeriformes, Ptilogonatidae
Silky-flycatchers
Passeriformes, Parulidae
New World warblers
Passeriformes, Thraupidae
Tanagers - New World
Passeriformes, Emberizidae
Small buntings, sparrows, towhee - worldwide
Passeriformes, Calcariidae
Large buntings, longspurs
Passeriformes, Cardinalidae
Cardinal, grosbeaks - New World
Passeriformes, Icteridae
Orioles, blackbirds, meadowlark - New World
Passeriformes, Fringillidae
Carduelline finches - worldwide except Australasia
Passeriformes, Passeridae
Old world sparrows