List of birds by common name

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A striated pardalote collecting nesting material in its beak on a garden fence.
See also: List of birds

In this list of birds by common name, a total of 9,721 extant and recently extinct bird species are recognised, belonging to a total 204 families.

Contents

Tinamiformes (tinamous)[edit]

Tinamidae (tinamous)[edit]

Struthioniformes (ostriches)[edit]

Struthionidae (ostriches)[edit]

Rheiformes (rheas)[edit]

Rheidae (rheas)[edit]

Casuariiformes (cassowaries and emu)[edit]

Casuariidae (cassowaries)[edit]

Dromaiidae (emu)[edit]

Apterygiformes (kiwis)[edit]

Apterygidae (kiwis)[edit]

Anseriformes (waterfowl)[edit]

Anhimidae (screamers)[edit]

A ruddy shelduck wandering across the grass

Anseranatidae (magpie goose)[edit]

Anatidae (ducks, geese, and swans)[edit]

Galliformes (game birds)[edit]

The head of a male Indian peafowl

Megapodiidae (megapodes)[edit]

Cracidae (chachalacas, currasows, and guans)[edit]

Numididae (guineafowl)[edit]

Odontophoridae (New World quail)[edit]

Phasianidae (Pheasants, turkeys, francolin, and allies)[edit]

Gaviiformes (loons)[edit]

Gaviidae (loons)[edit]

Sphenisciformes (penguins)[edit]

Spheniscidae (penguins)[edit]

Procellariformes (typical seabirds)[edit]

Oceanitidae (Austral storm petrels)[edit]

Diomedeidae (albatrosses)[edit]

Hydrobatidae (Northern storm petrels)[edit]

Procellariidae (petrels and shearwaters)[edit]

Pelecanoididae (diving petrels)[edit]

Podicipediformes (grebes)[edit]

Podicipedidae (grebes)[edit]

Phoenicopteriformes (flamingos)[edit]

Phoenicopteridae (flamingos)[edit]

Phaethontiformes (tropicbirds)[edit]

Phaethontidae (tropicbirds)[edit]

Ciconiiformes (storks)[edit]

Ciconiidae (storks)[edit]

Wood storks on the Smith Canal near the St. Johns River in Florida

Pelecaniformes (ibises, herons, pelicans, and allies)[edit]

Threskiornithidae (ibises and spoonbills)[edit]

Ardeidae (herons)[edit]

Scopidae (Hamerkop)[edit]

Balaenicipitidae (Shoebill)[edit]

A pelican somewhere in France

Pelecanidae (Pelicans)[edit]

Suliformes (frigatebirds, sulids, cormorants, and allies)[edit]

Fregatidae (frigatebirds)[edit]

Sulidae (gannets and boobies)[edit]

Phalacrocoracidae (cormorants and shags)[edit]

Anhingidae (darters)[edit]

Accipitriformes (vultures, hawks, eagles, and allies)[edit]

A brown falcon in flight display somewhere in South-east Australia
A male harpy eagle at Parque das Aves, Brazil

Cathartidae (New World vultures)[edit]

Sagittariidae (secretarybird)[edit]

Pandionidae (ospreys)[edit]

Accipitridae (kites, hawks, eagles, and allies)[edit]

Otidiformes (bustards)[edit]

A tsuru at the Ueno Zoo, Tokyo

Otididae (bustards)[edit]

Mesitornithiformes (mesites)[edit]

Mesitornithidae (mesites)[edit]

Cariamiformes (seriemas)[edit]

Cariamidae (seriemas)[edit]

Eurypygiformes (kagu and sunbittern)[edit]

Rhynochetidae (kagu)[edit]

Eurypygidae (sunbittern)[edit]

Gruiformes (rails, coots, cranes, and allies)[edit]

Sarothruridae (flufftails)[edit]

Heliornithidae (finfoots)[edit]

Rallidae (coots, crakes, and rails)[edit]

Psophiidae (trumpeters)[edit]

Gruidae (cranes)[edit]

Aramidae (limpkin)[edit]

Charadriiformes (buttonquail, waders, gulls, alcids, and allies)[edit]

Turnicidae (buttonquail)[edit]

Burhinidae (thick-knees and stone-curlews)[edit]

Chionidae (sheathbills)[edit]

Pluvianellidae (magellanic plover)[edit]

Haematopodidae (oystercatchers)[edit]

Dromadidae (crab-plover)[edit]

Ibidorhynchidae (ibisbill)[edit]

Recurvirostridae (avocets and stilts)[edit]

Charadriidae (lapwings and plovers)[edit]

Pluvianidae (Egyptian plover)[edit]

Rostratulidae (painted-snipes)[edit]

Jacanidae (jacanas)[edit]

Pedionomidae (plains-wanderer)[edit]

Thinocoridae (seedsnipes)[edit]

Scolopacidae (sandpipers)[edit]

Glareolidae (coursers and pratincoles)[edit]

Laridae (gulls, terns, and allies)[edit]

Stercorariidae (skuas)[edit]

Alcidae (auks)[edit]

Pterocliformes (sandgrouse)[edit]

Pteroclidae (sandgrouse)[edit]

Columbiformes (pigeons, doves, and allies)[edit]

Columbidae (pigeons, doves, and allies)[edit]

Opisthocomiformes (hoatzin)[edit]

Opisthocomidae (hoatzin)[edit]

Musophagiformes (turacos)[edit]

Musophagidae (turacos)[edit]

Cuculiformes (cuckoos and allies)[edit]

Cuculidae (cuckoos and allies)[edit]

Strigiformes (owls)[edit]

Tytonidae (barn owls)[edit]

Strigidae (typical owls)[edit]

Caprimulgiformes (nightjars and allies)[edit]

Podargidae (frogmouths)[edit]

Steatornithidae (oilbird)[edit]

Nyctibiidae (potoos)[edit]

Caprimulgidae (nightjars)[edit]

Apodiformes (swifts, hummingbirds, and allies)[edit]

Aegothelidae (owlet-nightjars)[edit]

Hemiprocnidae (treeswifts)[edit]

Apodidae (swifts)[edit]

Trochilidae (hummingbirds)[edit]

Coliiformes (mousebirds)[edit]

Coliidae (mousebirds)[edit]

Trogoniformes (trogons)[edit]

Trogonidae (trogons)[edit]

Leptosomiformes (cuckoo roller)[edit]

Leptosomidae (cuckoo roller)[edit]

Coraciiformes (kingfishers and allies)[edit]

Coraciidae (rollers)[edit]

Brachypteraciidae (ground rollers)[edit]

Alcedinidae (kingfishers)[edit]

Todidae (todies)[edit]

Motmotidae (motmots)[edit]

Meropidae (bee-eaters)[edit]

Bucerotiformes (hoopoes, hornbills, and allies)[edit]

Upupidae (typical hoopoes)[edit]

Phoeniculidae (wood hoopoes)[edit]

Bucorvidae (ground hornbills)[edit]

Bucerotidae (typical hornbills)[edit]

Piciformes (Woodpeckers, toucans, and allies)[edit]

Gabulidae (jacamars)[edit]

Bucconidae (puffbirds)[edit]

Capitonidae (New World barbets)[edit]

Semnornithidae (toucan barbets)[edit]

Ramphastidae (toucans)[edit]

Megalaimidae (Asian barbets)[edit]

Indicatoridae (honeyguides)[edit]

Picidae (wrynecks, piculets, and woodpeckers)[edit]

Passerines[edit]

New Zealand wrens[edit]

Broadbills[edit]

Asities[edit]

Pittas[edit]

Manakins[edit]

Cotingas[edit]

Tyrant flycatchers[edit]

Antbirds[edit]

Gnateaters[edit]

Tapaculos[edit]

Antpittas and antthrushes[edit]

Ovenbirds[edit]

Woodcreepers[edit]

Lyrebirds[edit]

Bowerbirds[edit]

Scrubbirds[edit]

Australasian treecreepers[edit]

Australasian wrens[edit]

Honeyeaters[edit]

Bristlebirds[edit]

Pardalotes[edit]

Thornbills and gerygones[edit]

Australasian babblers[edit]

Logrunners[edit]

Satinbirds[edit]

Berrypeckers[edit]

Wattled crows[edit]

Whipbirds and relatives[edit]

Quail-thrushes[edit]

Wattle-eyes and batises[edit]

Helmetshrikes and puffbacks[edit]

Boatbills[edit]

Vangas[edit]

Butcherbirds[edit]

Woodswallows[edit]

Ioras[edit]

Bristleheads[edit]

Cuckooshrikes[edit]

Sittellas[edit]

Shrike-tits[edit]

Whistlers[edit]

Shrikes[edit]

Vireos and relatives[edit]

Orioles[edit]

Shrikethrushes and relatives[edit]

Drongos[edit]

Fantails[edit]

Monarchs[edit]

Crows and jays[edit]

Mudnesters[edit]

Birds-of-paradise[edit]

Australian robins[edit]

Bald crows[edit]

Waxwings and relatives[edit]

Palmchat[edit]

True tits[edit]

Penduline tits[edit]

Bushtits[edit]

Swallows and martins[edit]

Larks[edit]

Cisticolas[edit]

Bulbuls[edit]

Old World warblers[edit]

Babblers and relatives[edit]

White-eyes[edit]

Fairy-bluebirds[edit]

Goldcrests[edit]

Wrens[edit]

Gnatcatchers[edit]

Nuthatches[edit]

Treecreepers[edit]

Mockingbirds and thrashers[edit]

Philippine creepers[edit]

Starlings[edit]

Thrushes[edit]

Chats and flycatchers[edit]

Dippers[edit]

Leafbirds[edit]

Flowerpeckers[edit]

Sunbirds[edit]

Sugarbirds[edit]

Old World sparrows[edit]

Rock sparrows[edit]

Snowfinches (sparrows)[edit]

Weavers[edit]

Waxbills and relatives[edit]

Whydahs[edit]

Wagtails and pipits[edit]

Accentors[edit]

Finches and relatives[edit]

New World warblers[edit]

New World blackbirds[edit]

Bananaquit[edit]

Bunting and American sparrows[edit]

Tanagers[edit]

Cardinals and grosbeaks[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • National Audubon Society; BirdLife International (2007). Bird: the definitive visual guide (1st American ed.). New York: DK Pub. ISBN 9781405306331. 

External links[edit]