List of bird genera

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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.

Restless flycatcher in the downstroke of flapping flight

Accipitriformes[edit]

Portrait of a bald eagle, showing its strongly hooked beak and the cere covering the base of the beak.

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

Anseriformes[edit]

Landing mallard drake

Waterfowl

Apodiformes[edit]

Purple-throated carib feeding at a flower

Swifts, treeswifts and hummingbirds

Apterygiformes[edit]

Bucerotiformes[edit]

Hornbills, hoopoes, and wood-hoopoes

Caprimulgiformes[edit]

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

The Madagascan nightjar is restricted to the islands of Madagascar and the Seychelles.

Cariamiformes[edit]

Red-legged seriema, Cariama cristata

Casuariiformes[edit]

Cassowaries and emus

Cathartiformes[edit]

New World vultures

American black vultures on a horse carcass

Charadriiformes[edit]

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

Ciconiiformes[edit]

Storks, openbills, and jabiru

Marabou stork at Etosha National Park in Namibia

Coliiformes[edit]

Mousebirds

Blue-naped mousebird (Urocolius macrourus)

Columbiformes[edit]

Pigeons and doves

Rock dove in flight

Coraciiformes[edit]

Rollers, bee eaters, todys, kingfishers, etc.

Like many forest-living kingfishers, the yellow-billed kingfisher often nests in arboreal termite nests.

Cuculiformes[edit]

Cuckoos, anis, etc.

Eurypygiformes[edit]

Sunbitterns and kagu

Falconiformes[edit]

Falcons and caracara

Galliformes[edit]

Gamebirds

Gaviiformes[edit]

Gruiformes[edit]

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

Leptosomiformes[edit]

Mesitornithiformes[edit]

Musophagiformes[edit]

Turacos and go-away-birds

Opisthocomiformes[edit]

Otidiformes[edit]

Bustards, floricans, etc.

Passeriformes[edit]

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

Pelecaniformes[edit]

Pelicans, ibises, shoebills, egrets, herons, etc

Phaethontiformes[edit]

Phoenicopteriformes[edit]

Piciformes[edit]

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

Podicipediformes[edit]

Procellariiformes[edit]

Petrels, storm petrels, albatrosses, and diving petrels

Psittaciformes[edit]

Parrots, parakeets, macaws, and cockatoos

Pteroclidiformes[edit]

Rheiformes[edit]

Sphenisciformes[edit]

Strigiformes[edit]

Owls

Struthioniformes[edit]

Suliformes[edit]

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

Tinamiformes[edit]

Trogoniformes[edit]

Trogons and quetzals