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Types of birds of the World

What are birds? The animals with feathers, most of them can fly, but some lost this ability. There are 40 orders of birds. Each order includes families. The largest order is Passeriformes (Perching Birds) - 131 families and 6447 species (~60% of all kinds of birds).

Casuariiformes photo

Emu and Cassowaries / Casuariiformes

1 families, 4 species - the Emu and Cassowaries (Casuariiformes).

Anseriformes photo

Ducks and relatives / Anseriformes

3 families, 177 species - the Ducks and relatives (Anseriformes).

Galliformes photo

Сhickens and relatives / Galliformes

Families of Сhickens and relatives birds, the order Galliformes includes 300 species and 5 families.

Gaviiformes photo

Divers / Gaviiformes

1 families, 5 species - the Divers (Gaviiformes).

Coliiformes photo

Mousebird / Coliiformes

How many bird species are there in order Mousebird? There are 6 species and 1 families in Coliiformes birds group.

Trogoniformes photo

Trogons, quetzals / Trogoniformes

1 families, 43 species - the Trogons, quetzals (Trogoniformes).

Sphenisciformes photo

Penguins / Sphenisciformes

1 families, 18 species - the Penguins (Sphenisciformes).

Procellariiformes photo

Albatrosses and Petrels / Procellariiformes

Families of Albatrosses and Petrels birds, the order Procellariiformes includes 147 species and 4 families.

Podicipediformes photo

Grebes / Podicipediformes

1 families, 23 species - the Grebes (Podicipediformes).

Phoenicopteriformes photo

Flamingos / Phoenicopteriformes

Families of Flamingos birds, the order Phoenicopteriformes includes 6 species and 1 families.

Phaethontiformes photo

Tropicbirds / Phaethontiformes

Families of Tropicbirds birds, the order Phaethontiformes includes 3 species and 1 families.

Ciconiiformes photo

Herons, Storks and relatives / Ciconiiformes

How many bird species are there in order Herons, Storks and relatives? There are 19 species and 1 families in Ciconiiformes birds group.

Pelecaniformes photo

Pelicans and relatives / Pelecaniformes

Families of Pelicans and relatives birds, the order Pelecaniformes includes 118 species and 5 families.

Suliformes photo

Gannets and relatives / Suliformes

Families of Gannets and relatives birds, the order Suliformes includes 61 species and 4 families.

Otidiformes photo

Bustards / Otidiformes

Families of Bustards birds, the order Otidiformes includes 26 species and 1 families.

Mesitornithiformes photo

Mesites / Mesitornithiformes

1 families, 3 species - the Mesites (Mesitornithiformes).

Cariamiformes photo

Seriemas / Cariamiformes

How many bird species are there in order Seriemas? There are 2 species and 1 families in Cariamiformes birds group.

Eurypygiformes photo

Kagus / Eurypygiformes

How many bird species are there in order Kagus? There are 2 species and 2 families in Eurypygiformes birds group.

Gruiformes photo

Cranes, Rails and relatives / Gruiformes

How many bird species are there in order Cranes, Rails and relatives? There are 189 species and 6 families in Gruiformes birds group.

Charadriiformes photo

Shorebirds / Charadriiformes

How many bird species are there in order Shorebirds? There are 383 species and 19 families in Charadriiformes birds group.

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