List of birds of Texas

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The northern mockingbird is the state bird of Texas.

The list of birds of Texas is the official list of species recorded in the U.S. state of Texas according to the Texas Bird Records Committee (TBRC) of the Texas Ornithological Society.[1]

This list is presented in taxonomic order and follows The Check-list of North American Birds (7th edition through the 57th supplement, 2016), published by the American Ornithological Society.[2]

The list contains 645 species. The following tags have been used to highlight categories of occurrence:

(A) accidental- 153 extant species have been seen in Texas, but are rare and do not make an appearance every year. Some of these have been recorded only once.
(I) introduced – six species have been introduced to Texas by humans, directly or indirectly.
(E) extinct – Two species on the list are known to have gone extinct.
(e) (lowercase) extirpated – One species is possibly not extinct but is no longer found in Texas.
(RI) reintroduction in progress - One species is present but has not been reestablished.
(u) uncertain – Individuals of two species are of uncertain origin; they have stable to increasing populations thought to be of both introduced and native origin.

Contents

Ducks, geese, and waterfowl[edit]

Order: Anseriformes   Family: Anatidae

Curassows and guans[edit]

Order: Galliformes   Family: Cracidae

New World quail[edit]

Order: Galliformes   Family: Odontophoridae

Pheasants, grouse, and allies[edit]

Order: Galliformes   Family: Phasianidae

Flamingos[edit]

Order: Phoenicopteriformes   Family: Phoenicopteridae

Grebes[edit]

Order: Podicipediformes   Family: Podicipedidae

Pigeons and doves[edit]

Order: Columbiformes   Family: Columbidae

Cuckoos[edit]

Order: Cuculiformes   Family: Cuculidae

Nightjars and allies[edit]

Order: Caprimulgiformes   Family: Caprimulgidae

Swifts[edit]

Order: Apodiformes   Family: Apodidae

Hummingbirds[edit]

Order: Apodiformes   Family: Trochilidae

Rails, gallinules, and coots[edit]

Order: Gruiformes   Family: Rallidae

Cranes[edit]

Order: Gruiformes   Family: Gruidae

Thick-knees[edit]

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Burhinidae

Stilts and avocets[edit]

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Recurvirostridae

Oystercatchers[edit]

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Haematopodidae

Plovers and lapwings[edit]

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Charadriidae

Jacanas[edit]

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Jacanidae

Sandpipers and allies[edit]

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Scolopacidae

Skuas and jaegers[edit]

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Stercorariidae

Gulls, terns, and skimmers[edit]

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Laridae

Tropicbirds[edit]

Order: Phaethontiformes   Family: Phaethontidae

Loons[edit]

Order: Gaviiformes   Family: Gaviidae

Albatrosses[edit]

Order: Procellariiformes   Family: Diomedeidae

Shearwaters and petrels[edit]

Order: Procellariiformes   Family: Procellariidae

Storm-petrels[edit]

Order: Procellariiformes   Family: Hydrobatidae

Storks[edit]

Order: Ciconiiformes   Family: Ciconiidae

Frigatebirds[edit]

Order: Suliformes   Family: Fregatidae

Boobies and gannets[edit]

Order: Suliformes   Family: Sulidae

Cormorants[edit]

Order: Suliformes   Family: Phalacrocoracidae

Anhingas[edit]

Order: Suliformes   Family: Anhingidae

Pelicans[edit]

Order: Pelecaniformes   Family: Pelecanidae

Herons, egrets, and bitterns[edit]

Order: Pelecaniformes   Family: Ardeidae

Ibises and spoonbills[edit]

Order: Pelecaniformes   Family: Threskiornithidae

New World vultures[edit]

Order: Cathartiformes   Family: Cathartidae

Osprey[edit]

Order: Accipitriformes   Family: Pandionidae

Hawks, kites, and eagles[edit]

Order: Accipitriformes   Family: Accipitridae

Barn-owls[edit]

Order: Strigiformes   Family: Tytonidae

Typical owls[edit]

Order: Strigiformes   Family: Strigidae

Trogons[edit]

Order: Trogoniformes   Family: Trogonidae

Kingfishers[edit]

Order: Coraciiformes   Family: Alcedinidae

Woodpeckers[edit]

Order: Piciformes   Family: Picidae

Caracaras and falcons[edit]

Order: Falconiformes   Family: Falconidae

New World and African parrots[edit]

Order: Psittaciformes   Family: Psittacidae

Antbirds[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Thamnophilidae

Tyrant flycatchers[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Tyrannidae

Tityras and allies[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Tityridae

Shrikes[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Laniidae

Vireos[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Vireonidae

Jays, crows, magpies, and ravens[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Corvidae

Larks[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Alaudidae

Swallows and martins[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Hirundinidae

Chickadees and titmice[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Paridae

Penduline-tits[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Remizidae

Bushtits[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Aegithalidae

Nuthatches[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Sittidae

Treecreepers[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Certhiidae

Wrens[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Troglodytidae

Gnatcatchers[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Polioptilidae

Dippers[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Cinclidae

Kinglets[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Regulidae

Old World flycatchers[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Muscicapidae

Thrushes[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Turdidae

Mockingbirds and thrashers[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Mimidae

Starlings[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Sturnidae

Waxwings[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Bombycillidae

Silky-flycatchers[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Ptiliogonatidae

Olive warbler[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Peucedramidae

Old World sparrows[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Passeridae

Wagtails and pipits[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Motacillidae

Finches[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Fringillidae

Longspurs and snow buntings[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Calcariidae

Wood-warblers[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Parulidae

Tanagers[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Thraupidae

New World sparrows[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Emberizidae

Cardinals and allies[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Cardinalidae

Blackbirds, meadowlarks, cowbirds, grackles, and New World orioles[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Icteridae

Presumptive species[edit]

Written descriptions of sight records of these species have been accepted by the TBRC. However, they did not meet the criteria (identifiable specimen, photo, video, or audio recording) for inclusion on the official list.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Accepted Texas Species as of 7 July 2016. http://www.texasbirdrecordscommittee.org/home/texas-state-list retrieved 26 February 2017.
  2. ^ http://www.americanornithology.org/content/checklist-north-and-middle-american-birds Check-List of North American Birds, 7th Edition, 57th Supplement retrieved 25 July 2016

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