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Orders of Birds
~8900 species of birds ~28 orders (depends on who’s counting) ~166 families several new species described each year
Struthioniformes (1 species) Common Ostrich Struthio camelis
Rheiformes-Rheas (2 species) Greater Rhea: Rhea americana
Tinamiformes Tinamous (47) Elegant Crested-tinamou Eudromia elegans
Anseriformes: Waterfowl (161 sp.) Anatidae Mandarin duck, Aix galericulata
Apodiformes Apodidae (92 sp.) Black Swift, Cypseloides niger
Apodiformes: Trochilidae (328 sp.) Sword-billed Hummingbird, Ensifera ensifera
Caprimulgiformes: Nightbirds Caprimulgidae Common Poorwill, Phalaenoptilus nuttallii
Charadriformes (331 sp.) Alcidae: Auks: Dovekie, Alle alle Laridae: Gulls/Terns: Saunders's Gull, Larus saundersi Scolopacidae: Sandpipers: Long-billed Curlew, Numenius americanus
Ciconiiformes: Storks & relatives (114 sp.) Ardeidae: Herons: Goliath Heron, Ardea goliath Cathartidae: Vultures: California Condor, Gymnogyps californianus
Coliiformes: Mousebirds Red-backed Mousebird, Colius castanotus
Columbiformes Columbidae: Pigeons & Doves (303 sp.) Passenger Pigeon Ectopistes migratorius
Coraciiformes: Kingfishers Shovel-billed Kookaburra, Clytoceyx rex
Craciformes Chachalacas, Curassows, Guans, and Megapodes Plain Chachalaca, Ortalis vetula
Cuculiformes Cuckoos, Hoatzin, Turacos, and Relatives Greater Roadrunner,Geococcyx californianus
Falconiformes: Diurnal Birds of Prey (288 sp.) Eagles, Hawks, Falcons, Osprey Harris's Hawk, Parabuteo unicinctus Brown Falcon Falco berigora Osprey, Pandion haliaetus Secretarybird, Sagittarius serpentarius
Galliformes: Chicken-like Birds (268 sp.) Meleagrididae: Turkeys: Ocellated Turkey, Meleagris ocellata Numididae: Guineafowl: Helmeted Guineafowl, Numida meleagris Phasianidae: Fowl, pheasants, quail: Red Junglefowl, Gallus gallus Tetraonidae: Grouse: Greater Prairie-chicken, Tympanuchus cupido
Gaviiformes: Gaviidae: Loons Pacific loon, Gavia pacifica
Gruiformes (200 sp.) Coots, cranes, and rails Rallidae: Giant Coot, Fulica gigantea Gruidae: Grey Crowned-crane, Balearica regulorum Rallidae: Inaccessible Island Rail, Atlantisia rogersi
Passeriformes (5276 sp.): Perching Birds Yellow-hooded Blackbird, Agelaius icterocephalus Western Scrub-jay, Aphelocoma californica Red-billed Quelea, Quelea quelea
Pelecaniformes (67 sp.): Pelicans & relatives Anhinga, Anhinga anhinga Magnificent Frigatebird, Fregata magnificens Blue-footed Booby, Sula nebouxii Spot-billed Pelican, Pelecanus philippensis Flightless Cormorant, Phalacrocorax harrisis
Phoenicopteriformes: Flamingos Chilean flamingo, Phoenicopterus chilensis
Piciformes: Picidae: Woodpeckers (383 sp.) Ivory-billed Woodpecker, Campephilus principalis
Podicipediformes (22 sp.) Podicipedidae: Grebes Least Grebe, Tachybaptus dominicus
Procellariiformes: Tube-nosed Seabirds (104 sp.) Diomedeidae: Albatross: Wandering Albatross, Diomedea exulans Hydrobatidae: Storm-petrels Wilson's Storm-petrel Oceanites oceanicus Procellariidae: Petrels/Shearwaters: Bermuda Petrel, Pterodroma cahow
Psittaciformes: Psittacidae: Parrots (340 sp.) Scarlet macaw, Ara macao Yellow-crowned Parrot, Amazona ochrocephalaI Cockatiel, Nymphicus hollandicus
Sphenisciformes Speniscidae: Penguins (17 sp.) Adelie penguin Pygoscelis adeliae
Strigiformes: Owls (200+ sp.) Burrowing Owl, Athene cunicularia Eurasian Eagle-owl, Bubo bubo
Trogoniformes: Trogonidae: Trogons Resplendent Quetzal, Pharomachrus mocinno
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