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World List of Birds

In the alphabetical list of families below those highlighted in red contain birds that have been successfully photographed, the others simply contain the list of names. Select a family and within the species list names highlighted in red have a photograph(s) attached. In general the successfully photographed birds on any trip represent only 20-80% of all the species seen, depending on the environment and focus of the trip.

Following each species is an abbreviation giving the general breeding area of the bird as follows:

NA – North America, MA – Middle America, SA – South America, AF – Africa, EU – Eurasia, OR – Oriental Region, AU – Australasia, AO, PO, IO, TrO, TO, NO, SO – Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Tropical, Temperate, Northern & Southern Oceans, AN – Antarctica, So. Cone – Argentina & Chile south of the Tropic of Capricorn.

 

A – AcanthisittidaeAcanthizidaeAccipitridaeAegithalidaeAegithinidaeAegothelidaeAlaudidaeAlcedinidaeAlcidae –  Anatidae  – AnhimidaeAnhingidaeAnseranatidaeApopodidae – Apterygidae –  AramidaeArdeidaeArtamidaeAtrichornithidae

B – BalaenicipitidaeBombycillidaeBrachypteraciidaeBucconidaeBucerotidaeBucorvidaeBurhinidae

C – Callaeatidae  CampephagidaeCaprimulgidae CariamidaeCasuariidaeCathartidaeCerthiidaeChaetopidaeCharadriidae – Chionidae – CiconiidaeCinclosomatidaeCisticolidae –  ClimacteridaeCnemophilidaeColiidaeColluricinclidaeColumbidaeConopiohagidaeCoraciidaeCorcoracidaeCorvidae CotingidaeCracidaeCracticidaeCuculidae

D – DasyornithidaeDendrocolaptidaeDicruridae –  Diomedeidae DromadidaeDromaiidaeDulidae

E – EupetidaeEurylaimidaeEurypygidae

F – FalconidaeFalcunculidaeFormicariidaeFregatidaeFunariidae

G – Galbulidae – GaviidaeGlareolidaeGruidae

H – HaematopidaeHeliornithidaeHemiprocnidaeHirundinidae Hydrobatidae

I – IbidorhynchidaeIncertae sedisIndicatoridae  – Irenidae

J – Jacanidae

K

L – LaniidaeLaridae Leptosomatidae

M – MachaerirhynchidaeMalaconotidaeMaluridaeMegapodiidaeMelanocharitidaeMeliphagidaeMenuridaeMeropidaeMesitornithidae MonarchidaeMotmotidaeMusophagidae

N – Neosittidae NumididaeNyctibiidae

O – OdontophoridaeOpisthocomidaeOriolidaeOrthonychidaeOtidae

P – PachycephalidaeParadisaeidaePardalotidaeParidae –  PedionomedaePelecanidaePelecanoididaePetroicidaePhaethontidaePhalacrocoracidaePhasianidae Philepittidae –  PhoenicopteridaePhoeniculidaePicathartidaePicidaePipridae PittidaePlatysteiridaePodargidaePodicipedidaePolioptilidaePomatostomidae ProcellariidaePromeropidaePsittacidaePsophiidaePteroclididaePtilonorhynchidaePycnonotidae

Q

R  – RallidaeRamphastidaeRecurvirostridaeRegulidaeRemizidaeRheidae RhinocryptidaeRhipiduridaeRhynochetidae – Rostratulidae

S – SapayoaidaeSarothuridaeScolopacidaeScopidaeSittidaeSpheniscidae Steatornithidae Stercorariidae –  StrigidaeStruthionidaeSulidaeSylviidae

T – ThamnophilidaeThinocoridae –  Threskiornithidae  – TimaliidaeTinamidaeTodidae TrochilidaeTroglodytidaeTrogonidaeTurnicidaeTyrannidaeTytonidae

U – Upupidae

V – Vangidae Vireonidae

W

X

Y

Z – Zosteropidae