Family List

ley and B. L. Monroe Jr, Distribution and Taxonomy of Birds of the World, Yale U.P., New Haven, 1990, with modifications from C. G. Sibley & B. L. Monroe Jr,1993, A Supplement to Distribution and Taxonomy of Birds of the World, Yale U. P., New Haven, 1993.

SibleyFamilyName
STRUTHIONIDAE:Ostriches
RHEIDAE:Rheas
CASUARIIDAE(Casuariini):Cassowaries
MEGALAPTERYGIDAE:Moas
CASUARIIDAE(Dromaiini):Emus
APTERYGIDAE:Kiwis
TINAMIDAE:Tinamous
CRACIDAE:Guans,Chachalacas,Curassows
MEGAPODIIDAE:Megapodes
PHASIANIDAE:Grouse,Turkeys,Pheasants,Partridges,Quail
NUMIDIDAE:Guineafowls
ODONTOPHORIDAE:New World Quails
ANHIMIDAE:Screamers
ANSERANATIDAE:Magpie-Goose
DENDROCYGNIDAE:Whistling-Ducks
ANATIDAE(Oxyurinae):Stiff-tailed Ducks
ANATIDAE(Stictonettinae):Freckled Duck
ANATIDAE(Cygninae):Swans
ANATIDAE(Anserini):Geese
ANATIDAE(Anatini):Typical Ducks
TURNICIDAE:Buttonquails
INDICATORIDAE:Honeyguides
PICIDAE:Woodpeckers,Wrynecks
MEGALAIMIDAE:Asian Barbets
LYBIIDAE:African Barbets
RAMPHASTIDAE(Capitoninae):New World Barbets
RAMPHASTIDAE(Ramphastinae):Toucans
GALBULIDAE:Jacamars
BUCCONIDAE:Puffbirds
BUCEROTIDAE:Typical Hornbills
BUCORVIDAE:Ground Hornbills
UPUPIDAE:Hoopoes
PHOENICULIDAE:Woodhoopoes
RHINOPOMASTIDAE:Scimitarbills
TROGONIDAE(Apalodermatinae):African Trogons
TROGONIDAE(Trogoninae;Trogonini):New World Trogons
TROGONIDAE(Trogoninae;Harpactini):Asian Trogons
CORACIIDAE:Typical Rollers
BRACHYPTERACIIDAE:Ground-Rollers
LEPTOSOMIDAE:Cuckoo-Roller
MOMOTIDAE:Motmots
TODIDAE:Todies
ALCEDINIDAE:Alcedinid Kingfishers
HALCYONIDAE:Halcyonid Kingfishers
CERYLIDAE:Cerylid Kingfishers
MEROPIDAE:Bee-eaters
COLIIDAE(Coliinae):Mousebirds
COLIIDAE(Urocoliinae):Long-tailed Mousebirds
CUCULIDAE:Old World Cuckoos
CENTROPODIDAE:Coucals
COCCYZIDAE:American Cuckoos
OPISTHOCOMIDAE:Hoatzin
CROTOPHAGIDAE(Crotophagini):Anis
CROTOPHAGIDAE(Guirini):Guira Cuckoo
NEOMORPHIDAE:Roadrunners,Ground-Cuckoos
PSITTACIDAE:Parrots
PSITTACIDAE(Psittacinae):Macaws,Parrots
APODIDAE(Cypseloidinae):Cypseloides,Streptoprocne
APODIDAE(Chaeturinae):Spine-tailed Swifts,Swiftlets
APODIDAE(Apodinae):Aeronautes,Tachornis,Panyptila,...Apus
HEMIPROCNIDAE:Treeswifts or Crested Swifts
TROCHILIDAE(Phaethornithinae):Hermits
TROCHILIDAE(Trochilinae):Typical Hummingbirds
MUSOPHAGIDAE(Musophaginae):Turacos
MUSOPHAGIDAE(Criniferinae):Plantain-eaters
STRIGIDAE:Typical Owls
STRIGIDAE(Buboninae):Typical Owls
AEGOTHELIDAE:Owlet-Nightjars
PODARGIDAE:Australian Frogmouths
BATRACHOSTOMIDAE:Asian Frogmouths
STEATORNITHIDAE:Oilbird
NYCTIBIIDAE:Potoos
EUROSTOPODIDAE:Eared-Nightjars
CAPRIMULGIDAE(Chordeilinae):Nighthawks
CAPRIMULGIDAE(Caprimulginae):Nightjars
RAPHIDAE:Dodos,Solitaires
COLUMBIDAE:Pigeons,Doves
EURYPIGIDAE:Sunbittern
OTIDIDAE:Bustards
GRUIDAE(Balearicinae):Crowned Cranes
GRUIDAE(Gruinae):Typical Cranes
ARAMIDAE:Limpkin
HELIORNITHIDAE:Sungrebes
PSOPHIIDAE:Trumpeters
PSOPHIIDAE;Trumpeters
CARIAMIDAE:Seriemas
RHYNOCHETIDAE:Kagu
RALLIDAE:Rails,Gallinules,Coots
MESITORNITHIDAE:Mesites
PTEROCLIDAE:Sandgrouse
THINOCORIDAE:Seedsnipe
PEDIONOMIDAE:Plains-wanderer
SCOLOPACIDAE(Scolopacinae):Woodcocks,Snipes
SCOLOPACIDAE(Tringinae):Sandpipers,Curlews,Phalaropes
ROSTRATULIDAE:Painted-Snipe
JACANIDAE:Jacanas
CHIONIDIDAE:Sheathbills
PLUVIANELLIDAE:Magellanic Plover
BURHINIDAE:Thick-knees
CHARADRIIDAE(Recurvirostrinae,Haematopodini):Oystercatchers
CHARADRIIDAE(Recurvirostrinae,Recurvirostrini):Avocets,Stilt
CHARADRIIDAE(Charadriinae):Plovers,Lapwings
GLAREOLIDAE(Dromadinae):Crab Plover
GLAREOLIDAE(Glareolinae):Pratincoles,Coursers
LARIDAE(Larinae,Stercorariini):Skuas,Jaegers
LARIDAE(Larinae,Rynchopini):Skimmers
LARIDAE(Larinae,Larini):Gulls
LARIDAE(Larinae,Sternini):Terns
LARIDAE(Alcinae):Auks,Murres,Puffins
ACCIPTRIDAE(Pandioninae):Osprey
ACCIPITRIDAE(Accipitrinae):Hawks,Eagles
SAGITTARIIDAE:Secretary-Bird
FALCONIDAE(Caracarinae):Caracaras
FALCONIDAE(Micrasturinae):Forest-Falcons
FALCONIDAE(Falconinae,Falconini):True Falcons
FALCONIDAE(Falconinae,Herpetothirini):Laughing Falcon
PODICIPEDIDAE:Grebes
PHAETHONTIDAE:Tropicbirds
SULIDAE:Boobies,Gannets
ANHINGIDAE:Darters
PHALACROCORACIDAE:Cormorants
ARDEIDAE:Herons,Bitterns,Egrets
SCOPIDAE:Hammerhead
PHOENICOPTERIDAE:Flamingos
THRESKIORNITHIDAE:Ibises,Spoonbills
PELECANIDAE(Balaenicipitinae):Shoebill
PELECANIDAE(Pelecaninae):Pelicans
CICONIIDAE(Cathartinae):New World Vultures
CICONIIDAE(Ciconiinae):Storks
FREGATIDAE:Frigatebirds
SPHENISCIDAE:Penguins
GAVIIDAE:Loons
PROCELLARIIDAE(Procellariinae):Petrels,Shearwaters
PROCELLARIIDAE(Diomedeinae):Albatrosses
PROCELLARIIDAE(Hydrobatinae):Storm-Petrels
ACANTHISITTIDAE:New Zealand Wrens
PITTIDAE:Pittas
EURYLAIMIDAE:Broadbills
INCERTAE SEDIS:Sapayoa
PHILEPITTIDAE:Asities
TYRANNIDAE(Pipromorphinae):Mionectine Flycatchers
ACCIPITRIDAE(Acciptrinae):Hawks,Eagles
TYRANNIDAE(Tyranninae):Tyrant Flycatchers
TYRANNIDAE(Tityrinae,Schiffornithini):Schiffornis
TYRANNIDAE(Tityrinae,Tityrini):Tityras,Becards
TYRANNIDAE(Cotinginae):Cotingas,Plantcutters,Sharpbill
TYRANNIDAE(Piprinae):Manakins
THAMNOPHILIDAE:Typical Antbirds
FURNARIIDAE(Furnariinae):Ovenbirds
FURNARIIDAE(Dendrocolaptinae):Woodcreepers
FORMICARIIDAE:Ground Antbirds
CONOPOPHAGIDAE:Gnateaters
RHINOCRYPTIDAE:Tapaculos
CLIMACTERIDAE:Australo-Papuan Treecreepers
MENURIDAE(Menurinae):Lyrebirds
MENURIDAE(Atricornithinae):Scrub-birds
PTILONORHYNCHIDAE:Bowerbirds
MALURIDAE(Malurinae,Malurini):Fairywrens
MALURIDAE(Malurinae,Stipiturini):Emuwrens
MALURIDAE(Amytornithinae):Grasswrens
MELIPHAGIDAE:Honeyeaters,Australian Chats
PARDALOTIDAE(Pardalotinae):Pardalotes
PARDALOTIDAE(Dasyornithinae):Bristlebirds
PARDALOTIDAE(Acanthizinae,Sericornithini):Scrubwrens
PARDALOTIDAE(Acanthizinae,Acanthizini):Thornbills,Whitefaces
PETROICIDAE:Australo-Papuan Robins,Scrub-Robins
IRENIDAE:Fairy-bluebirds,Leafbirds
ORTHONYCIDAE:Logrunners,Chowchillas
POMATOSTOMIDAE:Australo-Papuan Babblers
LANIIDAE:True Shrikes = Lanius,Corvinella,Eurocephalus
VIREONIDAE:Vireos,Peppershrikes,Greenlets
CORVIDAE(Cinclosomatinae):Quail-thrushes,Whipbirds
CORVIDAE(Corcoracinae):Australian Chough,Apostlebird
CORVIDAE(Pachycephalinae,Neosittini):Sittellas
CORVIDAE(Pachycephalinae,Mohouini):Mohua,Finschia
CORVIDAE(Pachycephalinae,Mohouini):Mohoua,Finschia
CORVIDAE(Pachycephalinae,Falculculini):Shrike-Tits,Oreoica,Rhagologus
CORVIDAE(Pachycephalinae,Pachycephalini):Whistlers,Shrike-thrushes
CORVIDAE(Corvinae,Corvini):Crows,Magpies,Jays
CORVIDAE(Corvinae,Paradisaeini):Birds-of-paradise,Melampitta
CORVIDAE(Corvinae,Artimini):Currawongs,Woodswallows,Peltops,Pityriasis
CORVIDAE(Corvinae,Oriolini):Orioles,Cuckooshrikes
CORVIDAE(Dicrurinae,Rhipidurini):Fantails
CORVIDAE(Dicrurinae,Dicrurini):Drongos
CORVIDAE(Dicrurinae,Monarchini):Monarchs,Magpie-larks
CORVIDAE(Aegithininae):Ioras
CORVIDAE(Malaconotinae,Malaconotini):Bush-Shrikes
CORVIDAE(Malaconotinae,Vangini):Vangas,Batis,Wattle-eyes
CALLAEATIDAE:New Zealand Wattlebirds
PICATHARTIDAE:Chaetops,Picathartes
BOMBYCILLIDAE(Dulini):Palmchat
BOMBYCILLIDAE(Ptilogonatini):Silky-flycatchers
MOHOIDAE Hawaiian Nectar Feeders
BOMBYCILLIDAE(Bombycillini):Waxwings
CINCLIDAE:Dippers
MUSCICAPIDAE(Turdinae):True Thrushes
MUSCICAPIDAE(Muscicapinae,Saxicolini):Chats
STURNIDAE(Sturnini):Starlings,Mynas
STURNIDAE(Mimini):Mockingbirds,Thrashers,Catbirds
SITTIDAE(Sittinae):Nuthatches
SITTIDAE(Tichodrominae):Wallcreeper
CERTHIIDAE(Certhiinae,Certhiini):Northern Creepers
CERTHIIDAE(Certhiinae,Salpornithini):African Creeper
CERTHIIDAE(Troglodytinae):Wrens
CERTHIIDAE(Polioptilinae):Gnatcatchers,Verdin,Gnatwrens
PARIDAE(Remizinae):Penduline-Tits
PARIDAE(Parinae):Titmice,Chickadees
AEGITHALIDAE:Long-tailed Tits,Bushtits
HIRUNDINIDAE(Pseudochelidoninae):River-Martins
HIRUNDINIDAE(Hirundininae):Swallows
REGULIDAE:Kinglets
PYCNONOTIDAE:Bulbuls
HYPOCOLIIDAE:Hypocolius
CISTICOLIDAE:African Warblers
ZOSTEROPIDAE:White-eyes
SYLVIIDAE(Acrocephalinae):Leaf-Warblers
SYLVIIDAE(Megalurinae):Grass-Warblers
SYLVIIDAE(Garrulacinae):Laughingthrushes
SYLVIIDAE(Sylviinae,Timaliini):Babblers,Rhabdornis
SYLVIIDAE(Sylviinae,Chamaeini):Wrentit
SYLVIIDAE(Sylviinae,Sylviini):Sylvia
MUSCICAPIDAE(Muscicapinae,Muscicapini):Old World Flycatchers
ALAUDIDAE:Larks
NECTARINIIDAE(Promeropinae):Sugarbirds
NECTARINIIDAE(Nectariniinae,Dicaeini):Flowerpeckers
NECTARINIIDAE:Sunbirds
NECTARINIIDAE(Nectariniinae,Nectariniini):Sunbirds
MELANOCHARITIDAE(Melanocharitini):Berrypeckers
MELANOCHARITIDAE(Toxorhamphini):Longbills
PARAMYTHIIDAE:Oreocharis,Paramythia
PASSERIDAE(Passerinae):Sparrows,Rock-Sparrows
PLOCEIDAE(Passerinae):Sparrows
PASSERIDAE(Motacillinae):Wagtails,Pipits
PASSERIDAE(Prunellinae):Accentors,Dunnock
PASSERIDAE(Ploceinae):Weavers
PASSERIDAE(Estrildinae,Estrildini):Estrildine Finches
PASSERIDAE(Estrildinae,Viduini):Whydahs
FRINGILLIDAE(Peucedraminae):Olive Warbler
FRINGILLIDAE(Fringillinae,Fringillini):Chaffinches,Brambling
FRINGILLIDAE(Fringillinae,Carduelini):Goldfinches,Crossbills
UROCYNCHRAMIDAE:Pink-tailed Finch
FRINGILLIDAE(Fringillinae,Drepanidini):Hawaiian Honeycreepers
FRINGILLIDAE(Emberizinae,Emberizini):Buntings,Longspurs
EMBERIZIDAE(Emberizinae):Buntings and American Sparrows
FRINGILLIDAE(Emberizinae,Parulini):Wood Warblers
Family Incertae Sedis
FRINGILLIDAE(Emberizinae,Thraupini):Tanagers,Flowerpiercers
FRINGILLIDAE(Emberizinae,Cardinalini):Cardinals
ICTERIDAE(Icterinae):American Orioles and Blackbirds
FRINGILLIDAE(Emberizinae,Icterini):New World Blackbirds