List of birds of Asia

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The birds of Asia are diverse.

The taxonomy of this list adheres to James Clements' Birds of the World: A Checklist, 6th edition. Taxonomic changes are on-going. As more research is gathered from studies of distribution, behaviour, and DNA, the order and number of families and species may change. Furthermore, different approaches to ornithological nomenclature have led to concurrent systems of classification (see Sibley-Ahlquist taxonomy).

The area covered by this list corresponds with the Asian listing area as defined by the American Birding Association[1]. The area includes Russia east of the Ural River and Ural Mountains and the Russian Arctic islands east of but not including Novaya Zemlya, as well as Kazakhstan, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkey (except for the portion north of the Bosporus, Sea of Marmara and the Dardanelles) and Cyprus. The area is separated from Africa by the Suez Canal. In the Indian Ocean it includes Sri Lanka, Lakshadweep (the Laccadive Islands), the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, but does not include Socotra (Africa), the Maldives, the Chagos Archipelago and Christmas Island (all Indian Ocean). It includes the Russian islands in the Bering Sea and North Pacific. Japan, the Izu Islands (except Nampo Shoto and the Daito Islands), the Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan, the Philippines, Malaysia and most of Indonesia. In Indonesia, the dividing line between Asia and Australasia runs through the Banda and Molucca Seas with Sulawesi, Banggai and Talaud on the Asian side, and the islands of Kai, Ceram, Buru, the Sula Group and Morotai on the Australasian side.

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Ostriches[edit]

Loons[edit]

Order: Gaviiformes. Family: Gaviidae

Grebes[edit]

Order: Podicipediformes. Family: Podicipedidae

Albatrosses[edit]

Order: Procellariiformes. Family: Diomedeidae

Shearwaters and petrels[edit]

Order: Procellariiformes. Family: Procellariidae

Storm petrels[edit]

Order: Procellariiformes. Family: Hydrobatidae

Tropicbirds[edit]

Order: Phaethontiformes. Family: Phaethontidae

Gannets and boobies[edit]

Order: Suliformes. Family: Sulidae

Cormorants[edit]

Order: Suliformes. Family: Phalacrocoracidae

Darter[edit]

Order: Suliformes. Family: Anhingidae

Frigatebirds[edit]

Order: Suliformes. Family: Fregatidae

Pelicans[edit]

Order: Pelecaniformes. Family: Pelecanidae

Herons, egrets and bitterns[edit]

Order: Pelecaniformes. Family: Ardeidae

Hamerkop[edit]

Order: Pelecaniformes. Family: Scopidae

Ibises and spoonbills[edit]

Order: Pelecaniformes. Family: Threskiornithidae

Storks[edit]

Order: Ciconiiformes. Family: Ciconiidae

Flamingos[edit]

Order: Phoenicopteriformes. Family: Phoenicopteridae

Ducks, geese and swans[edit]

Order: Anseriformes. Family: Anatidae

Osprey[edit]

Order: Accipitriformes. Family: Pandionidae

Hawks, eagles and kites[edit]

Order: Accipitriformes. Family: Accipitridae

Falcons[edit]

Order: Falconiformes. Family: Falconidae

Megapodes[edit]

Order: Galliformes. Family: Megapodiidae

Grouse[edit]

Order: Galliformes. Family: Tetraonidae

Pheasants and partridges[edit]

Order: Galliformes. Family: Phasianidae

Guineafowl[edit]

Order: Galliformes. Family: Numididae

Cranes[edit]

Order: Gruiformes. Family: Gruidae

Rails, gallinules and coots[edit]

Order: Gruiformes. Family: Rallidae

Finfoot[edit]

Order: Gruiformes. Family: Heliornithidae

Bustards[edit]

Order: Otidiformes. Family: Otididae

Buttonquails[edit]

Order: Charadriiformes. Family: Turnicidae

Jacanas[edit]

Order: Charadriiformes. Family: Jacanidae

Painted-snipe[edit]

Order: Charadriiformes. Family: Rostratulidae

Crab-plover[edit]

Order: Charadriiformes. Family: Dromadidae

Oystercatchers[edit]

Order: Charadriiformes. Family: Haematopodidae

Ibisbill[edit]

Order: Charadriiformes. Family: Ibidorhynchidae

Avocets and stilts[edit]

Order: Charadriiformes. Family: Recurvirostridae

Stone-curlews[edit]

Order: Charadriiformes. Family: Burhinidae

Pratincoles and coursers[edit]

Order: Charadriiformes. Family: Glareolidae

Lapwings and plovers[edit]

Order: Charadriiformes. Family: Charadriidae

Sandpipers[edit]

Order: Charadriiformes. Family: Scolopacidae

Skuas and jaegers[edit]

Order: Charadriiformes. Family: Stercorariidae

Gulls, terns, and skimmers[edit]

Order: Charadriiformes. Family: Laridae

Auks, murres and puffins[edit]

Order: Charadriiformes. Family: Alcidae

Sandgrouse[edit]

Order: Pterocliformes. Family: Pteroclididae

Pigeons and doves[edit]

Order: Columbiformes. Family: Columbidae

Cockatoos[edit]

Order: Psittaciformes. Family: Cacatuidae

Parrots[edit]

Order: Psittaciformes. Family: Psittaculidae

Cuckoos[edit]

Order: Cuculiformes. Family: Cuculidae

Barn owls[edit]

Order: Strigiformes. Family: Tytonidae

Owls[edit]

Order: Strigiformes. Family: Strigidae

Frogmouths[edit]

Order: Caprimulgiformes. Family: Podargidae

Nightjars[edit]

Order: Caprimulgiformes. Family: Caprimulgidae

Swifts[edit]

Order: Apodiformes. Family: Apodidae

Treeswifts[edit]

Order: Apodiformes. Family: Hemiprocnidae

Trogons[edit]

Order: Trogoniformes. Family: Trogonidae

Kingfishers[edit]

Order: Coraciiformes. Family: Alcedinidae

Bee-eaters[edit]

Order: Coraciiformes. Family: Meropidae

Rollers[edit]

Order: Coraciiformes. Family: Coraciidae

Hoopoe[edit]

Order: Coraciiformes. Family: Upupidae

Hornbills[edit]

Order: Coraciiformes. Family: Bucerotidae

Barbets[edit]

Order: Piciformes. Family: Megalaimidae

Honeyguides[edit]

Order: Piciformes. Family: Indicatoridae

Woodpeckers and allies[edit]

Order: Piciformes. Family: Picidae

Broadbills[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Eurylaimidae

Pittas[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Pittidae

Larks[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Alaudidae

Swallows[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Hirundinidae

Wagtails and pipits[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Motacillidae

Cuckooshrikes[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Campephagidae

Rail-babbler[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Eupetidae

Bulbuls[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Pycnonotidae

Kinglets[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Regulidae

Leafbirds[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Chloropseidae

Ioras[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Aegithinidae

Waxwings[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Bombycillidae

Hypocolius[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Hypocoliidae

Dippers[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Cinclidae

Wrens[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Troglodytidae

Accentors[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Prunellidae

Thrushes[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Turdidae

Cisticolas and allies[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Cisticolidae

Streaked scrub warbler[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Scotocercidae

Cettid warblers[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Cettiidae

Locustellid warblers[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Locustellidae

Acrocephalid warblers[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Acrocephalidae

Phylloscopid warblers[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Phylloscopidae

Old World warblers[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Sylviidae

Old World flycatchers[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Muscicapidae

Fantails[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Rhipiduridae

Fairy flycatchers[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Stenostiridae

Monarch flycatchers[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Monarchidae

Whistlers[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Pachycephalidae

Laughingthrushes[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Leiothrichidae

Ground babblers[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Pellorneidae

Babblers[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Timaliidae

Cupwings[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Pnoepygidae

Vireos[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Vireonidae

Bearded reedling[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Panuridae

Long-tailed tits[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Aegithalidae

Gerygones[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Acanthizidae

Tits[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Paridae

Nuthatches[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Sittidae

Wallcreeper[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Tichodromidae

Creepers[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Certhiidae

Philippine creepers[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Rhabdornithidae

Penduline tits[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Remizidae

Sunbirds[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Nectarinidae

Flowerpeckers[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Dicaeidae

White-eyes[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Zosteropidae

Honeyeaters[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Meliphagidae

Old World orioles[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Oriolidae

Fairy-bluebirds[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Irenidae

Shrikes[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Laniidae

Bushshrikes[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Malaconotidae

Helmetshrikes[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Prionopidea

Drongos[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Dicruridae

Magpie-lark[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Grallinidae

Woodswallows[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Artamidae

Bristlehead[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Pityriaseidae

Crows, jays and magpies[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Corvidae

Starlings[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Sturnidae

Old World sparrows[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Passeridae

Weavers[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Ploceidae

Waxbills[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Estrildidae

Finches[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Fringillidae

Buntings[edit]

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Emberizidae

See also[edit]

References[edit]