List of bird genera

List of bird genera concerns the chordata class of aves or birds, characterised by feathers, a beak with no teeth, the laying of hard-shelled eggs, and a high metabolic rate.

Accipitriformes

Eagles, Old World vultures, secretary-birds, hawks, harriers, etc.

Anseriformes

Waterfowl

Apodiformes

Swifts, treeswifts and hummingbirds

Apterygiformes

Bucerotiformes

Hornbills, hoopoes, and wood-hoopoes

Caprimulgiformes

Nightjars, nighthawks, potoos, oilbirds, frogmouths and owlet-nightjars

Cariamiformes

Casuariiformes

Cassowaries and emus

Cathartiformes

New World vultures

Charadriiformes

Plovers, crab plovers, lapwings, seagulls, puffins, auks, sandpipers, buttonquails, stilts, avocets, ibisbills, woodcocks, skuas, etc.

Ciconiiformes

Storks, openbills, and jabiru

Coliiformes

Mousebirds

Columbiformes

Pigeons and doves

Coraciiformes

Rollers, bee eaters, todys, kingfishers, etc.

Cuculiformes

Cuckoos, anis, etc.

Eurypygiformes

Sunbitterns and kagu

Falconiformes

Falcons and caracara

Galliformes

Gamebirds

Gaviiformes

Gruiformes

Cranes, crakes, rails, wood-rails, fluftais, gallinules, limpkin, trumpeters, and finfoots

Leptosomiformes

Mesitornithiformes

Musophagiformes

Turacos and go-away-birds

Opisthocomiformes

Otidiformes

Bustards, floricans, etc.

Passeriformes

Passerines, the "song birds". This is the largest order of birds and contains more than half of all birds.

Pelecaniformes

Pelicans, ibises, shoebills, egrets, herons, etc.

Phaethontiformes

Phoenicopteriformes

Piciformes

Woodpickers, flickers, toucans, aracaris, motmots, etc.

Podicipediformes

Procellariiformes

Petrels, storm petrels, albatrosses, and diving petrels

Psittaciformes

Parrots, parakeets, macaws, and cockatoos

Pterocliformes

Rheiformes

Sphenisciformes

Strigiformes

Owls

Struthioniformes

Suliformes

Boobies, gannets, frigatebirds, cormorants, shags, and darters

Tinamiformes

Trogoniformes

Trogons and quetzals

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