Below is a list of the 23 current orders of birds, if the order name is not a link then I have not had time to write anything yet.
List of the Orders of the Class Aves: Birds
|Bird Order||Common Names|
|Struthioniformes||Cassowaries, Emus, Kiwis, Ostriches and Rheas|
|Craciformes||Chachalacas, Currasows, Guans, Malleefowl and Scrubfowls|
|Galliformes||Grouse, Guineafowl, Quails, New World Quails, Pheasants and Turkeys|
|Anseriformes||Ducks, Geese, Screamers, Swans and Whistling-ducks|
|Piciformes||Barbets, Honeyguides, Piculets, Woodpeckers and Wrynecks|
|Galbuliformes||Jacamars and Puffbirds|
|Upupiformes||Hoopoes and Scimitarbills|
|Coraciiformes||Bee-eaters, Kingfishers, Motmots, Rollers and Todies|
|Coliiformes||Colies or Mousebirds|
|Cuculiformes||Anis, Coucals, Cuckooos, Hoatzin and Roadrunners|
|Psittaciformes||Mawcaws and Parrots|
|Trochiliformes||Hermits and Hummingbirds|
|Strigiformes||Nightjars, Oilbirds, Owls, Owlet-nightjars and Potoos|
|Procellariiformes||Albertrosses, Storm Petrels, Diving Petrels, Shearwaters,|
|Gruiformes||Bustards, Coots, Cranes, Gallinules, Kagus, Limpkins, Mesites, Monias, Rails, Roatelos, Seriemas Sunbitterns, Sungrebes and Trumpeters|
|Ciconiiformes||Albertrosses, Anhingas, Auks, Avocets, Bitterns, Boobies, Caracaras, Cormorants, Crab-plovers, Curlews, Darters, Divers, Eagles, Egrets, Falcons, Flamingos, Frigatebirds, Gannets, Grebes, Gulls, Hammerkops, Hawks, Herons, Ibises, Jacanas, Kites, Lapwings,Loons, Oystercatchers, Paintedsnipe, Pelecans, Penguins, Petrels, Phalaropes, Plains-wanderers, Plovers, Pratincoles, Puffins, Sandgrouse, Sandpipers, Secretarybirds, Seedsnipes, Shags, Shearwaters, Sheathbills, Shoebills, Skuas, Snipe, Spoonbills, Stilts, Storks, Thick-knees, Tropicbirds and Vultures,|
|Passeriformes||Accentors, Antbirds, Asities, Babblers, Birds of Paradise, Bowerbirds, Bristlebirds, Broadbills, Bulbuls, Buntings, Bushtits, Cardinals, Catbirds, Chaffinches, Chats, Chickadees, Chowchillas, Cotingas, Crossbills, Crows, Dippers, Drongos, Emuwrens, Fairy-bluebirds, Fairywrens, Fantails, Finches, Flowerpeckers, Flycatchers, Goldfinches, Gnatcatchers, Gnateaters, Grass-warblers, Grasswrens, Greenbuls, Greenlets, Honeycreepers, Honeyeaters, Hypocolius, Jays, Kinglets, Larks, Laughingthrushes, Leafbirds, Leaf-warblers, Logrunners, Lyrebirds, Magpies, Manakins, Martins, Mockingbirds,Mynas, Northern Creepers, Nuthatches, Ovenbirds, Palmchats, Pardalotes, Peppershrikes, Pipits, Pittas, Robins, Ravens, Scrub-birds, Scrubwrens, Shrikes, Shrike-vireos, Silky-flycatchers, Sparrows, Spiderhunters, Starlings, Swallows, Sugarbirds, Sunbirds, Tapaculos, Thornbills, Tits, Tityras, Treecreepers, Thrushes,Tyrant Wattlebirds, Wag-tails, Wallcreepers, Waxwings, Weavers, White-eyes, Whydahs, Woodcreepers, Woodwarblers, Wrens, Wrentits, Vireos,|
|+Loads more, if you have found the name yet it is probably part of this huge group|
8 thoughts on “Bird Orders of The World”
What a great website! Thanks for all the useful and intriguing information, Gordon. I didn’t realize the corvids are considered passerines.
Most of the other avian websites list around 39 or 40 orders, I know cladistics is a wily project, but did you not include some orders, like falconiformes, for reasons unrelated to taxonomic quarrels?
Hi Denny, yes you are right, the bird orders page is out of date, it was about 21 years ago that I wrote it. It will get up-dated eventually, but there is still so much that has not been written, I will be finishing Gastropods and moving on to Cephalopods in the coming weeks.
what order is a pelican
Pelecaniformes; in future you would find the answer much more quickly by typing your question into a search engine such as Ecosia.
what order is a dove
What group do chickens belong too?
Species: Gallus gallus
Subspecies: Gallus gallus domesticus