Family List

Based on F.B.Gill, Ornithology, 2nd edn, W.H.Freeman & Co.,New York, 1995

GillFamilyName
TINAMIDAE:Tinamous
RHEIDAE:Rheas
STRUTHIONIDAE:Ostriches
DROMICEIDAE:Emus
CASUARIIDAE:Cassowaries
MEGALAPTERYGIDAE:Moas
APTERYGIDAE:Kiwis
PODICIPEDIDAE:Grebes
SPHENISCIDAE:Penguins
DIOMEDEIDAE:Albatrosses
PROCELLARIIDAE:Shearwaters,Petrels,Fulmars
HYDROBATIDAE:Storm-Petrels
PELECANOIDIDAE:Diving-Petrels
PHAETHONTIDAE:Tropicbirds
FREGATIDAE:Frigatebirds
SULIDAE:Boobies,Gannets
PHALACROCORACIDAE:Cormorants
ANHINGIDAE:Darters,Anhingas
PELECANIDAE:Pelicans
ANHIMIDAE:Screamers
ANATIDAE:Swans,Geese,Ducks
PHOENICOPTERIDAE:Flamingos
ARDEIDAE:Herons,Bitterns,Egrets
ARDEIDAE:Herons,Egrets,Bitterns
BALAENICIPITIDAE:Shoebill
SCOPIDAE:Hammerkop
THRESKIORNITHIDAE:Ibises,Spoonbills
CICONIIDAE:Storks
PANDIONIDAE:Ospreys
ACCIPITRIDAE:Hawks,Eagles and Kites
SAGITTARIIDAE:Secretarybird
FALCONIDAE:Falcons and Caracaras
CATHARTIDAE:New World Vultures
CRACIDAE:Chachalacas,Guans,Curassows
MEGAPODIIDAE:Moundbuilders
NUMIDIDAE:Guineafowl
PHASIANIDAE:Pheasants,Grouse,Quail and Turkeys
ODONTOPHORIDAE:New World Quails
RALLIDAE:Rails and Coots
HELIORNITHIDAE:Sungrebes
RHYNOCHETIDAE:Kagu
EURYPIGIDAE:Sunbittern
MESOENATIDAE:Roatelos
TURNICIDAE:Buttonquails
GRUIDAE:Cranes
ARAMIDAE:Limpkin
PSOPHIIDAE:Trumpeters
CARIAMIDAE:Seriemas
OTIDIDAE:Bustards
JACANIDAE:Jacanas
ROSTRATULIDAE:Painted-snipes
SCOLOPACIDAE:Woodcocks,Snipes,Sandpipers,Phalaropes
CHIONIDIDAE:Sheathbills
PLUVIANELLIDAE:Magellanic Plover
PEDIONOMIDAE:Plains-wanderer
THINOCORIDAE:Seedsnipes
BURHINIDAE:Thick-knees
HAEMATOPODIDAE:Oystercatchers
IBIDORHYNCHIDAE:Ibisbill
RECURVIROSTRIDAE:Avocets and Stilts
DROMADIDAE:Crab Plover
GLAREOLIDAE:Pratincoles and Coursers
CHARADRIIDAE:Plovers and Lapwings
LARIDAE:Gulls and Terns
STERCORARIIDAE:Jaegers and Skuas
RYNCHOPIDAE:Skimmers
ALCIDAE:Alcids
PTEROCLIDAE:Sandgrouse
GAVIIDAE:Loons
COLUMBIDAE:Pigeons and Doves
COLUMBIDAE:Pigeons,Doves
RAPHIDAE:Dodo and Solitaires
PSITTACIDAE:Parrots and Macaws
CACATUIDAE:Cockatoos
LORIIDAE:Lories and Lorikeets
COLIIDAE:Mousebirds
MUSOPHAGIDAE:Turacos,Plantaineaters
CUCULIDAE:Old World Cuckoos
CENTROPODIDAE:Coucals
COCCYZIDAE:New World Cuckoos
OPISTHOCOMIDAE:Hoatzin
CROTOPHAGIDAE:Anis
NEOMORPHIDAE:Ground-Cuckoos
TYTONIDAE:Barn-Owls
STRIGIDAE:Owls
STEATORNITHIDAE:Oilbirds
PODARDIGAE:Frogmouths
AEGOTHELIDAE:Owlet-Nightjars
NYCTIBIIDAE:Potoos
CAPRIMULGIDAE:Nightjars
HEMIPROCNIDAE:Treeswifts
APODIDAE:Swifts
TROCHILIDAE:Hummingbirds
TROGONIDAE:Trogons and Quetzals
ALCEDINIDAE:Kingfishers
TODIDAE:Todies
MOMOTIDAE:Motmots
MEROPIDAE:Bee-eaters
CORACIIDAE:Rollers
BRACHYPTERACIIDAE:Ground-Rollers
LEPTOSOMIDAE:Courol or Cuckoo Roller
UPUPIDAE:Hoopoes
PHOENICULIDAE:Woodhoopoes
BUCEROTIDAE:Hornbills
GALBULIDAE:Jacamars
BUCCONIDAE:Puffbirds
INDICATORIDAE:Honeyguides
PICIDAE:Woodpeckers,Wrynecks,Piculets
LYBIIDAE:African Barbets and Tinkerbirds
MEGALAIMIDAE:Old World Barbets
CAPITONIDAE:American Barbets
RAMPHASTIDAE:Toucans
XENICIDAE:New Zealand Wrens
PITTIDAE:Pittas
EURYLAIMIDAE:Broadbills
PHILEPITTIDAE:Asities or False-Sunbirds
TYRANNIDAE:Tyrant Flycatchers
TYRANNIDAE(Tyranninae):Tyrant Flycatchers
COTINGIDAE:Cotingas
OXYRUNCIDAE:Sharpbill
PHYTOTOMIDAE:Plantcutters
PIPRIDAE:Manakins
FURNARIIDAE:Furnarids
DENDROCOLAPTIDAE:Woodcreepers
THAMNOPHILIDAE:Antbirds
FORMICARIIDAE:Antthrushes and Antpittas
CONOPOPHAGIDAE:Gnateaters
RHINOCRYPTIDAE:Tapaculos
CLIMACTERIDAE:Australasian Treecreepers
MENURIDAE:Lyrebirds
ATRICHORNITHIDAE:Scrub-birds
PTILONORHYNCHIDAE:Bowerbirds
MALURIDAE:Fairywrens
MALURIDAE:Fairy-wrens
MELIPHAGIDAE:Honeyeaters
PARDALOTIDAE:Pardalotes,Bristlebirds
ACANTHIZIDAE:Australo-Papuan Warblers
EOPSALTRIIDAE:Australasian Robins
IRENIDAE:Fairy-bluebirds and Leafbirds
AEGITHINIDAE:Ioras
ORTHONYCHIDAE:Logrunners
POMATOSTOMATIDAE:Australo-Papuan Babblers
LANIIDAE:Shrikes
VIREONIDAE:Vireos and allies
CINCLOSOMATIDAE:Whipbirds and Quail-thrushes
CORCORACIDAE:White-winged Chough and Apostlebird
PACHYCEPHALIDAE:Whistlers and Allies
CORVIDAE:Crows and Jays
PARADISAEIDAE:Birds-of-paradise
ARTAMIDAE:Woodswallows,Currawongs
ORIOLIDAE:Old World Orioles,Figbirds
CAMPEPHAGIDAE:Cuckooshrikes
RHIPIDURIDAE:Fantails
DICRURIDAE:Drongos
MONARCHIDAE:Monarch Flycatchers
MONARCHIDAE:Monarch-Flycatchers
MALACONOTIDAE:Bush-shrikes and Allies
PRIONOPIDAE:Helmet-shrikes,Batises
VANGIDAE:Vangas
CALLAEATIDAE:New Zealand Wattlebirds
PICATHARTIDAE:Chaetops,Rockfowl
BOMBYCILLIDAE:Waxwings and Silky-flycatchers
MOHOIDAE Hawaiian Nectar Feeders
DULIDAE:Palmchat
CINCLIDAE:Dippers
TURDIDAE:Thrushes
STURNIDAE:Starlings
MIMIDAE:Mockingbirds and Thrashers
SITTIDAE:Nuthatches
CERTHIIDAE:Creepers
TROGLODYTIDAE:Wrens
POLIOPTILIDAE:Gnatcatchers,Verdin
PARIDAE:Tits and Allies
REMIZIDAE:Penduline Tits
REMIZIDAE:Penduline-Tits
AEGITHALIDAE:Long-tailed Tits
HIRUNDINIDAE:Swallows
REGULIDAE:Kinglets
PYCNONOTIDAE:Bulbuls
HYPOCOLIIDAE:Hypocolius
CISTICOLIDAE:Cisticolas and Allies
ZOSTEROPIDAE:White-eyes
MUSCICAPIDAE:Old World Flycatchers
SYLVIIDAE:Old World Warblers,Babblers,Laughingthrushes
ALAUDIDAE:Larks
PROMEROPIDAE:Sugarbirds
DICAEIDAE:Flowerpeckers
NECTARINIIDAE:Sunbirds and Spiderhunters
MELANOCHARITIDAE:Berrypeckers,Longbills
PASSERIDAE:Old World Sparrows
MOTACILLIDAE:Wagtails and Pipits
PRUNELLIDAE:Accentors
PLOCEIDAE:Weavers and Allies
ESTRILDIDAE:Estrildine Finches,Whydahs
FRINGILLIDAE:Carduelline Finches,Chaffinch
UROCYNCHRAMIDAE:Pink-tailed Finch
DREPANIDIDAE:Hawaiian Honeycreepers
EMBERIZIDAE:Buntings,Longspurs,Sparrows,Brush-Finches
PEUCEDRAMIDAE:Olive Warbler
PARULIDAE:New World Warblers
FRINGILLIDAE:Carduelline Finches,Chaffinch,Olive Warbler
Family Incertae Sedis
THRAUPIDAE:Tanagers,Seedeaters,Honeycreepers and Allies
CARDINALIDAE:Cardinal-Grosbeaks and Allies
ICTERIDAE:New World Orioles,Blackbirds and Allies