Howard and Moore Families

This shows the families as used in Howard and Moore's List of Birds of the World (1980)

 
Arrangement of orders and families
     
  Order Struthioniformes  
1 Struthionidae Ostriches
     
  Order Rheiiformes  
2 Rheidae Rheas
     
  Order Casuariiformes  
3 Casuariidae Cassowaries
4 Dromaiidae Emus
     
  Order Apterygiformes  
5 Apterygidae Kiwis
     
  Order Tinamiformes  
6 Tinamidae Tinamous
     
  Order Sphenisiformes  
7 Spheniscidae Penguins
     
  Order Gaviiformes  
8 Gaviidae Divers
     
  Order Podicipediformes  
9 Podicipedidae Grebes
     
  Order Procellariiformes  
10 Diomedeidae Albatrosses
11 Procellariidae Petrels, Shearwaters
12 Hydrobatidae Storm Petrels
13 Pelecanoididae Diving Petrels
     
  Order Pelecaniformes  
14 Phaethontidae Tropic Birds
15 Pelecanidae Pelicans
16 Sulidae Gannets, Boobies
17 Phalacrocoracidae Cormorants
18 Anhingidae Anhingas
19 Fregatidae Frigate Birds
     
  Order Ciconiiformes  
20 Ardeidae Herons, Bitterns
21 Balaenicipitidae Whale Headed Stork
22 Scopidae Hammerkop
23 Ciconiidae Storks
24 Threskiornithidae Ibises, Spoonbills
25 Phaenicopteridae Flamingos
     
  Order Anseriformes  
26 Anhimidae Screamers
27 Anatidae Ducks. Geese, Swans
     
  Order Falconiformes  
28 Cathartidae New World Vultures
29 Pandionidae Ospreys
30 Accipitridae Hawks, Eagles
31 Sagittariidae Secretary Bird
32 Falconidae Falcons. Caracaras
     
  Order Galliformes  
33 Megapodiidae Megapodes
34 Cracidae Curassows. Guans
35 Phasianidae Pheasants, Grouse
36 Opisthocomidae Hoatzin
     
  Order Gruiformes  
37 Mesitornithidae Mesites
38 Turnicidae Button Quails
39 Pedionomidae Plains Wanderer
40 Gruidae Cranes
41 Aramidae Limpkin
42 Psophiidae Trumpeters
43 Rallidae Rails, Coots
44 Heliornithidae Sungrebes
45 Rhynochetidae Kagu
46 Eurypygidae Sunbitterns
47 Cariamidae Seriemas
48 Otididae Bustards
     
  Order Charadriiformes  
49 Jacanidae Jacanas
50 Rostratulidae Painted Snipe
51 Dromadidae Crab-Plover
52 Haematopodidae Oyster-Catchers
53 Ibidorhynchidae Ibis-Bill
54 Recurvirostridae Avocets, Stilts
55 Burhinidae Stone Curlews
56 Glareolidae Coursers, Pratincoles
57 Charadriidae Plovers
58 Scolopacidae Sandpipers, Snipe
59 Thinocoridae Seed Snipe
60 Chionididae Sheathbills
61 Stercorariidae Skuas
62 Laridae Gulls, Terns
63 Rynchopidae Skimmers
64 Alcidae Auks
     
  Order Columbiformes  
65 Pteroclididae Sandgrouse
66 Columbidae Doves, Pigeons
     
  Order Psittaciformes  
67 Loriidae Lories
68 Cacatuidae Cockatoos
69 Psittacidae Parrots
     
  Order Cuculiformes  
70 Musophagidae Turacos
71 Cuculidae Cuckoos
     
  Order Strigiformes  
72 Tytonidae Barn Owls
73 Strigidae Owls
     
  Order Caprimulgiformes  
74 Steatornithidae Oilbird
75 Podargidae Frogmouths
76 Nyctibiidae Potoos
77 Aegothelidae Owlet-Nightjars
78 Caprimulgidae Nightjars
     
  Order Apodiformes  
79 Apodidae Swifts
80 Hemiprocnidae Tree Swifts
81 Trochilidae Humming Birds
     
  Order Coliiformes  
82 Coliidae Mousebirds
     
  Order Trogoniformes  
83 Trogonidae Trogons
     
  Order Coraciiformes  
84 Alcedinidae Kingfishers
85 Todidae Todies
86 Momotidae Motmots
87 Meropidae Bee Eaters
88 Coraciidae Rollers
89 Brachypteraciidae Ground Rollers
90 Leptosomatidae Courols
91 Upupidae Hoopoes
92 Phoeniculidae Wood Hoopoes
93 Bucerotidae Hornbills
     
  Order Piciformes  
94 Galbulidae Jacamars
95 Bucconidae Puffbirds
96 Capitonidae Barbets
97 Indicatoridae Honeyguides
98 Ramphastidae Toucans
99 Picidae Woodpeckers
     
  Order Passeriformes  
100 Eurylaimidae Broadbills
101 Dendrocolaptidae Woodcreepers
102 Furnariidae Ovenbirds
103 Formicariidae Antbirds
104 Conopophagidae Gnateaters
105 Rhinocryptidae Tapaculos
106 Cotingidae Cotingas
107 Pipridae Manakins
108 Tyrannidae Tyrant Flycatchers
109 Oxyruncidae Sharpbill
110 Phytotomidae Plantcutters
111 Pittidae Pittas
112 Xenicidae New Zealand Wrens
113 Philepittidae Asities
114 Menuridae Lyrebirds
115 Atrichornithidae Scrub Birds
116 Alaudidae Larks
117 Hirundinidae Swallows, Martins
118 Motacillidae Wagtails, Pipits
119 Campephagidae Cuckoo Shrikes
120 Pycnonotidae Bulbuls
121 Irenidae Leafbirds, Ioras
122 Laniidae Shrikes
123 Vangidae Vanga Shrikes
124 Bombycillidae Waxwings
125 Dulidae Palm Chat
126 Cinclidae Dippers
127 Troglodytidae Wrens
128 Mimidae Mocking Birds, Thrashers
129 Prunellidae Accentors
(130-142) Muscicapidae Thrushes, Warblers etc.
130 Turdinae Thrushes, Chats
131 Orthonychinae Logrunners
132 Timaliinae Babblers
133 Panurinae Parrotbills
134 Picathartinae Rockfowl
135 Polioptilinae Gnatwrens
136 Sylvinae Old World Warblers
137 Malurinae Australian Wrens
138 Muscicapinae Old World Flycatchers
139 Platysteirinae Puffback & Wattled Flycatchers
140 Monarchinae Monarch Flycatchers
141 Rhipidurinae Fantail Flycatchers
142 Pachycelphalinae Whistlers
143 Aegithalidae Longtailed Tits
144 Remizidae Penduline Tits
145 Paridae Tits, Chickadees
146 Sittidae Nuthatches
147 Certhiidae Tree Creepers
148 Rhabdornithidae Philippine Creepers
149 Climacteridae Australian Creepers
150 Dicaeidae Flowerpeckers
151 Nectariniidae Sunbirds
152 Zosteropidae White Eyes
153 Meliphagidae Honeyeaters
(154-158) Emberizidae Buntings, Tanagers
154 Emberizinae Buntings
155 Catamblyrhynchinae Plush-capped Finch
156 Cardinalinae Cardinal-Grosbeaks
157 Thraupinae Tanagers
158 Tersininae Swallow Tanager
159 Parulidae New World Warblers
160 Drepanididae Hawaiian Honeycreepers
161 Vireonidae Vireos
162 Icteridae New World Blackbirds
163 Fringillidae Finches
164 Estrildidae Waxbills
165 Ploceidae Weavers, Sparrows
166 Sturnidae Starlings
167 Oriolidae Orioles
168 Dicruridae Drongos
169 Callaeidae Wattlebirds
170 Grallinidae Magpie Larks
171 Artamidae Wood Swallows
172 Cracticidae Butcher Birds
173 Ptilonorhynchidae Bower Birds
174 Paradisaeidae Birds of Paradise
175 Corvidae Crows, Jays
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