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Find the bird species list here.

Locate birds in the taxonomic tree here.

The following gives an overview of the orders that I use to sort my Australian bird pictures.

1 Struthioniformes: Ostriches

2 Accipitriformes: Hawks, Eagles, Vultures and Allies

3 Anseriformes: Ducks, Geese and Swans

4 Apodiformes: Swifts and Hummingbirds

5 Caprimulgiformes: Owlet-nightjars, Frogmouths, Oilbirds, Potoos, Eared-nightjars, Nighthawks and Nightjars

6 Casuariiformes: Emus and Cassowaries

7 Charadriiformes: Shorebirds (Sandpipers, Plovers, Avocets, Gulls, Terns, Auks, Skuas, Oystercatchers, Jacanas and Phalaropes)

8 Pelecaniformes: Herons, Storks, Spoonbills, Ibis and New World vultures

9 Columbiformes: Pigeons, Doves, Dodoes and Solitaires

10 Coraciiformes: Kingfishers, Bee-eaters, Rollers, Motmots and Todies

11 Cuculiformes: Cuckoos, Anis and Roadrunners

12 Falconiformes: Falcons, Kestrels and Hobbies

13 Galliformes: Turkey, Grouse, Chicken, Quails, Ptarmigan, Partridge, Pheasant, Junglefowl and the Cracidae

14 Gruiformes: Cranes, Crakes and Rails

15 Passeriformes: Perching birds

16 Phaetontiformes: Tropicbird

17 Suliformes *: Frigatebird, Booby, Gannet, Cormorant, Shag, Darter

18 Podicipediformes: Grebe

19 Procellariformes: Albatrosses, Petrels and Shearwaters

20 Psittaciformes: Parrots, Parakeets, Macaws, Cockatoos

21 Sphenisciformes: Penguins

22 Strigiformes: Owls

* In Australia the term Phalacrocoraciformes is used instead

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