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Ratites:tinamous to kiwis Tinamidae Tinamous
Struthionidae Ostriches
Rheidae Rheas
Casuariidae Cassowaries
Dromaiidae Emu
Apterygidae Kiwis
Waterfowl Anhimidae Screamers
Anseranatidae Magpie Goose
Anatidae Ducks, Geese and Swans
Megapodes, guans, guineas & New World Quail Megapodiidae Megapodes
Cracidae Chachalacas, Curassows and Guans
Numididae Guineafowl
Odontophoridae New World Quail
Pheasants, partridges and francolins Phasianidae Pheasants and allies
Loons, Penguins and Petrels Gaviidae Loons
Spheniscidae Penguins
Diomedeidae Albatrosses
Procellariidae Petrels, Shearwaters
Hydrobatidae Storm Petrels
Pelecanoididae Diving Petrels
Grebes, Flamingos & Tropicbirds Podicipedidae Grebes
Phoenicopteridae Flamingos
Phaethontidae Tropicbirds
Storks, ibises & herons Ciconiidae Storks
Threskiornithidae Ibises, Spoonbills
Ardeidae Herons, Bitterns
Hamerkop, Shoebill, pelicans, boobies & cormorants Scopidae Hamerkop
Balaenicipitidae Shoebill
Pelecanidae Pelicans
Fregatidae Frigatebirds
Sulidae Gannets, Boobies
Phalacrocoracidae Cormorants,Shags
Anhingidae Anhingas, Darters
Raptors: NW vultures, secretarybird, kites, hawks & eagles Cathartidae New World Vultures
Sagittariidae Secretarybird
Pandionidae Ospreys
Accipitridae Kites, Hawks and Eagles
[Falconidae] Falcons – moved
Bustards, mesites, seriemas, Kagu, flufftails & finfoots Otididae Bustards
Mesitornithidae Mesites
Cariamidae Seriemas
Rhynochetidae Kagu
Eurypygidae Sunbittern
Sarothruridae Flufftails
Heliornithidae Finfoots
Rails, gallinules & cranes Rallidae Rails, Crakes and Coots
Psophiidae Trumpeters
Gruidae Cranes
Aramidae Limpkin
Buttonquail,plovers, seedsnipes & sandpipers Turnicidae Buttonquail
Burhinidae Stone-curlews, Thick-knees
Chionidae Sheathbills
Pluvianellidae Magellanic Plover
Haematopodidae Oystercatchers
Dromadidae Crab-plover
Ibidorhynchidae Ibisbill
Recurvirostridae Stilts, Avocets
Charadriidae Plovers
Pluvianidae Egyptian Plover
Rostratulidae Painted-snipes
Jacanidae Jacanas
Pedionomidae Plains-wanderer
Thinocoridae Seedsnipes
Scolopacidae Sandpipers, Snipes
Coursers, noddies, gulls, terns, auks & sandgrouse Glareolidae Coursers, Pratincoles
Laridae Gulls, Terns and Skimmers
Stercorariidae Skuas
Alcidae Auks
Pigeons Pteroclidae Sandgrouse
Columbidae Pigeons, Doves
Hoatzin,Turacos and Cuckoos Opisthocomidae Hoatzin
Musophagidae Turacos
Cuculidae Cuckoos
Owls Tytonidae Barn Owls
Strigidae Owls
Frogmouths, Oilbird, potoos & nightjars Podargidae Frogmouths
Steatornithidae Oilbird
Nyctibiidae Potoos
Caprimulgidae Nightjars
Owlet-nightjars, treeswifts & swifts Aegothelidae Owlet-nightjars
Hemiprocnidae Treeswifts
Apodidae Swifts
Hummingbirds Trochilidae Hummingbirds
Mousebirds, trogons & Cuckoo Roller Coliidae Mousebirds
Trogonidae Trogons
Leptosomidae Cuckoo Roller
Rollers, ground rollers & kingfishers Coraciidae Rollers
Brachypteraciidae Ground Rollers
Alcedinidae Kingfishers
Todies, motmots, bee-eaters, hoopoes, wood hoopoes & hornbills Todidae Todies
Momotidae Motmots
Meropidae Bee-eaters
Upupidae Hoopoes
Phoeniculidae Wood Hoopoes
Bucerotidae Hornbills
Bucorvidae Ground Hornbills
Jacamars, puffbirds, barbets, toucans & honeyguides Galbulidae Jacamars
Bucconidae Puffbirds
Capitonidae New World Barbets
Semnornithidae Toucan Barbets
Ramphastidae Toucans
Megalaimidae Asian Barbets
Lybiidae African Barbets
Indicatoridae Honeyguides
Woodpeckers Picidae Woodpeckers
Falcons Falconidae Falcons
Parrots Strigopidae New Zealand Parrots
Cacatuidae Cockatoos
Psittacidae Parrots
NZ wrens, broadbills & pittas Acanthisittidae New Zealand Wrens
Eurylaimidae Broadbills
Pittidae Pittas
Ovenbirds & woodcreepers Furnariidae Ovenbirds
Antbirds Thamnophilidae Antbirds
Antthrushes, antpittas, gnateaters, tapaculos & crescentchests Formicariidae Antthrushes
Grallariidae Antpittas
Conopophagidae Gnateaters
Rhinocryptidae Tapaculos
Melanopareiidae Crescentchests
Tyrant Flycatchers Tyrannidae Tyrant Flycatchers, Calyptura
Cotingas, manakins, tityras & becards Cotingidae Cotingas
Pipridae Manakins
Tityridae Sharpbill, Tityras and Becards
Incertae Sedis 1 Phibalura
Lyrebirds, scrubbirds, bowerbirds & Australasian wrens Menuridae Lyrebirds
Atrichornithidae Scrubbirds
Ptilonorhynchidae Bowerbirds, Turnagra (2.6)
Climacteridae Australasian Treecreepers
Maluridae Australasian Wrens
Honeyeaters Meliphagidae Honeyeaters
Bristlebirds, pardalotes & Australasian warblers Dasyornithidae Bristlebirds
Pardalotidae Pardalotes
Acanthizidae Australasian Warblers, Pachycare
Australasian babblers, logrunners, satinbirds, painted berrypeckers, wattlebirds & whipbirds Pomatostomidae Australasian Babblers
Orthonychidae Logrunners
Cnemophilidae Satinbirds
Melanocharitidae Berrypeckers, Longbills
Paramythiidae Painted Berrypeckers
Callaeidae Wattled Crows
Notiomystidae Stitchbird
Psophodidae Whipbirds, Jewel-babblers and Quail-thrushes
Batises, woodshrikes, bushshrikes & vangas Platysteiridae Wattle-eyes, Batises
Tephrodornithidae Woodshrikes and allies
Prionopidae Helmetshrikes
Malaconotidae Bushshrikes
Machaerirhynchidae Boatbills
Vangidae Vangas
 Butcherbirds, Bristlehead, woodswallows, ioras & cuckooshrikes Pityriaseidae Bristlehead
Artamidae Woodswallows, butcherbirds, Peltops
Rhagologidae Mottled Whistler
Aegithinidae Ioras
Campephagidae Cuckooshrikes
 Whiteheads, sittellas, & whistlers Mohouidae Whiteheads
Neosittidae Sittellas
Eulacestomidae Ploughbill 
Oreoicidae Australo-Papuan Bellbirds
Pachycephalidae Whistlers and allies
Shrikes, vireos & shrike-babblers Laniidae Shrikes
Vireonidae Vireos, Greenlets, Shrike-babblers
Orioles, drongos & fantails Oriolidae Figbirds, Orioles
Dicruridae Drongos
Rhipiduridae Fantails, Pygmy Drongo
Monarchs Monarchidae Monarchs
Crows, mudnesters & birds-of-paradise Corvidae Crows, Jays
Corcoracidae Australian Mudnesters
Melampittidae Melampittas
Ifritidae Ifrita
Paradisaeidae Birds-of-paradise
Australasian robins, rockfowl, rockjumpers & Rail-babbler Petroicidae Australasian Robins
Picathartidae Rockfowl
Chaetopidae Rockjumpers
Eupetidae Rail-babbler
Waxwings and their allies, tits & penduline tits Bombycillidae Waxwings
Ptiliogonatidae Silky-flycatchers
Hypocoliidae Hypocolius
Dulidae Palmchat
Mohoidae Oos
Hylocitreidae Hylocitrea
Stenostiridae Fairy Flycatchers
Paridae Tits, Chickadees
Remizidae Penduline Tits
 Nicators, reedling & larks Panuridae Bearded Reedling
Nicatoridae Nicators
Alaudidae Larks
 Bulbuls Pycnonotidae Bulbuls
 Swallows Hirundinidae Swallows, Martins
Pnoepyga wren-babblers, crombecs, bush warblers, Streaked Scrub Warbler, yellow flycatchers & hylias Pnoepygidae Wren-babblers
Macrosphenidae Crombecs, African Warblers
Cettiidae Cettia Bush Warblers and allies
Scotocercidae Streaked Scrub Warbler
Erythrocercidae Yellow Flycatchers
Incertae Sedis 2 Graueria, Hylia, Pholidornis
 Bushtits, leaf warblers and reed warblers Aegithalidae Bushtits
Phylloscopidae Leaf Warblers and allies
Acrocephalidae Reed Warblers and allies
 Grassbirds, donacobius, Malagasy warblers, cisticolas & allies Locustellidae Grassbirds and allies
Donacobiidae Black-capped Donacobius
Bernieridae Malagasy Warblers
Cisticolidae Cisticolas and allies
 Babblers and fulvettas Timaliidae Babblers, Scimitar Babblers
Pellorneidae Fulvettas, Ground Babblers
 Laughingthrushes Leiothrichidae Laughingthrushes
 Sylviid babblers, parrotbills & white-eyes Sylviidae Sylviid Babblers, Parrotbills, Myzornis
Zosteropidae White-eyes
Dapple-throats, sugarbirds, fairy-bluebirds, kinglets, hyliotas, wrens & gnatcatchers Arcanatoridae Dapple-throat and allies
Promeropidae Sugarbirds
Irenidae Fairy-bluebirds
Regulidae Goldcrests, Kinglets
Elachuridae Elachuras
Hyliotidae Hyliotas
Troglodytidae Wrens
Polioptilidae Gnatcatchers
Nuthatches, Wallcreeper, treecreepers, mockingbirds, startlings & oxpeckers Sittidae Nuthatches
Tichodromidae Wallcreeper
Certhiidae Treecreepers
Mimidae Mockingbirds, Thrashers
Sturnidae Starlings, Rhabdornis
Buphagidae Oxpeckers
Thrushes Turdidae Thrushes
Chats & Old World Flycatchers Muscicapidae Chats, Old World Flycatchers
Dippers, leafbirds, flowerpeckers & sunbirds Cinclidae Dippers
Chloropseidae Leafbirds
Dicaeidae Flowerpeckers
Nectariniidae Sunbirds
Old World sparrows, snowfinches & weavers Passeridae Old World Sparrows, Snowfinches
Ploceidae Weavers, Widowbirds
Waxbills, parrotfinches, munias, whydahs, Olive Warbler, accentors & pipits Estrildidae Waxbills, Munias and allies
Viduidae Indigobirds, Whydahs
Peucedramidae Olive Warbler
Prunellidae Accentors
Motacillidae Wagtails, Pipits
Finches & Euphonias Urocynchramidae Przevalski’s Finch
Fringillidae Finches & euphonias
New World Warblers and Oropendolas Parulidae New World Warblers
Incertae Sedis 3 Microligea, Teretristis, Zeledonia, Icteria, Xenoligea
Icteridae Oropendolas, Orioles & Blackbirds
Bananaquit, buntings, sparrows & bush tanagers Coerebidae Bananaquit
Emberizidae Buntings, New World Sparrows and allies
Tanagers, flowerpiercers & tanager-finches Thraupidae Tanagers and allies
Longspurs, grosbeaks & saltators Calcariidae Longspurs, Snow buntings
Cardinalidae Cardinals, Grosbeaks and allies